[LMB] Pilgrim's Progress

James Burbidge james.burbidge at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 16:46:55 BST 2009

Very likely. It is the one Buchan uses in a similar context in _Mr
Standfast_. (Excuse the top-posting ; I 'm using a limited-capacity
mobile client.)

On 16/07/2009, Hendon, Alison <A.Hendon at brooklynpubliclibrary.org> wrote:
> I wonder if it was this quotation?  I have actually sung this in a
> beautiful musical setting.
> After this, it was noised abroad that Mr Valiant for Truth was taken
> with a summons by the same post as the other,  and had this for a token
> that the summons was true, that his pitcher was broken at the fountain.
> [Eccles. xii. 6] When he understood it, he called for his friends, and
> told them of it. Then said he, "I am going to my Father's; and though
> with great difficulty I am got hither, yet now I do not repent me of all
> the trouble I have been at to arrive where I am.  My sword I give to him
> that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him
> that can get it. My marks and scars I carry with me,  to be a witness
> for me that I have fought His battles who now will be my rewarder.  When
> the day that he must go hence was come, many accompanied him to the
> river-side, into which as he went he said, "Death, where is thy sting?"
> And as he went down deeper, he said, "Grave, where is thy victory?"  [I
> Cor. xv. 55.] So he passed over, and all the trumpets sounded for him on
> the other side.
> Alison
> Alison Hendon
> Youth Selection Team Leader
> Brooklyn Public Library
> a.hendon at brooklynpubliclibrary.org
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> [mailto:lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk] On Behalf Of
>> Alex Haropulos
>> Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 10:24 AM
>> To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
>> Subject: [LMB] Pilgrim's Progress
>> As in BoI:
>>  From an article in the (UK) Telegraph:
>> "Lt Col Thorneloe, 40, from Kirtlington, Oxford, died in an
>> explosion in Afghanistan on July 1...
>> "Lt Col Thorneloe's father, Major John Thorneloe...read a
>> passage from John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress."
>> Interesting conjunction with the military and Pilgrim's Progress.
>> Alex H
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