Bunyan


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Bun·yan

 (bŭn′yən), John 1628-1688.
English preacher and writer celebrated for his Pilgrim's Progress (two parts, 1678 and 1684), the allegorical tale of Christian's journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City.

Bunyan

(ˈbʌnjən)
n
(Biography) John. 1628–88, English preacher and writer, noted particularly for his allegory The Pilgrim's Progress (1678)

Bun•yan

(ˈbʌn yən)

n.
1. John, 1628–88, English: author of The Pilgrim's Progress.
2. Paul, Paul Bunyan.
Bun`yan•esque′, adj.
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Noun1.Bunyan - English preacher and author of an allegorical novel, Pilgrim's Progress (1628-1688)Bunyan - English preacher and author of an allegorical novel, Pilgrim's Progress (1628-1688)
2.Bunyan - a legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and CanadaBunyan - a legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and Canada; "Paul Bunyan had a blue ox named Babe"; "the lakes of Minnesota began when Paul Bunyan and Babe's footprints filled with water"
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who didst not refuse to the swart convict, Bunyan, the pale, poetic pearl; Thou who didst clothe with doubly hammered leaves of finest gold, the stumped and paupered arm of old Cervantes; Thou who didst pick up Andrew Jackson from the pebbles; who didst hurl him upon a war-horse; who didst thunder him higher than a throne
Tom received the compliment with becoming modesty, and began to look as affable as was consistent, as John Bunyan says, "with his doggish nature.
Dante, Bunyan, and others appear to have been exercised in their minds more than we: they were subjected to a kind of culture such as our district schools and colleges do not contemplate.
On the very next Friday after this "dreadfullest fight that ever was seen," as Bunyan says in Pilgrim's Progress, there were great doings in the little schoolhouse on the hill.
Bunyan mentions that above twenty thousand cartloads of wholesome instructions had been thrown in here without effect.
This very neat and spacious edifice is erected on the site of the little wicket gate, which formerly, as all old pilgrims will recollect, stood directly across the highway, and, by its inconvenient narrowness, was a great obstruction to the traveller of liberal mind and expansive stomach The reader of John Bunyan will be glad to know that Christian's old friend Evangelist, who was accustomed to supply each pilgrim with a mystic roll, now presides at the ticket office.
THE second great Puritan writer of England was John Bunyan.
But yet," says Bunyan himself, "notwithstanding the meanness and inconsiderableness of my parents, it pleased God to put it into their hearts to put me to school, to learn me both to read and write.
Like Dante or Bunyan, he has a revelation of another life; like Bacon, he is profoundly impressed with the unity of knowledge; in the early Church he exercised a real influence on theology, and at the Revival of Literature on politics.
Sir William Ashton is a mask for a vulgar temptation, Ravenswood Castle a fine name for proud poverty, and the foreign mission of state only a Bunyan disguise for honest industry.
Sometimes, when much excited with his subject, he had an odd way - compounded of John Bunyan, and Balfour of Burley - of taking his great quarto Bible under his arm and pacing up and down the pulpit with it; looking steadily down, meantime, into the midst of the congregation.
Maggie ran in an instant to the corner of the room, jumped on a chair, and reached down from the small bookcase a shabby old copy of Bunyan, which opened at once, without the least trouble of search, at the picture she wanted.