"Christian and Hopeful at the stile leading into By-Path Meadow", from "The Pilgrim's Progress", 1860. 'The personages of the book, as they appear in Mr. Watson's pictures, are clothed in the garb of the period at which Bunyan wrote; and the characteristics of each have been portrayed with singular point and effect...[Shown here is] the point where Christian, having long assumed his suit of armour, in company with Hopeful, pauses at the stile which leads to By-path Meadow, and so takes them out of the way, for a space, of the road which leads to the Celestial Gate....Of course, the pictorial character of the edition of "The Pilgrim's Progress" is intended as its chief claim to attention. But there have been great pains and care expended on the editorial department of that which is confessedly an English classic. The book is reproduced mainly, if not entirely, in the form in which it was published by Bunyan himself...there is every mark that the editing of the work has been a labour of love...'. Illustration from "The Pilgrim's Progress. A new Edition, with Memoir and Notes", by George Offor. Illustrated by J. D. Watson, (Routledge). Published in "Illustrated London News", 1860.
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