Who is John Bunyan

John Bunyan (; baptised 30 November 1628 – 31 August 1688) was an English writer and Puritan preacher best remembered as the author of the Christian allegory The Pilgrim's Progress, which also became an influential literary model. In addition to The Pilgrim's Progress, Bunyan wrote nearly sixty titles, many of them expanded sermons.

Bunyan came from the village of Elstow, near Bedford. He had some schooling and at the age of sixteen joined the Parliamentary Army during the first stage of the English Civil War. After three years in the army he returned to Elstow and took up the trade of tinker, which he had learned from his father. He became interested in religion after his marriage, attending first the parish church and then joining the Bedford Meeting, a nonconformist group in...
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John Bunyan Poems

  • Upon A Looking Glass
    In this see thou thy beauty, hast thou any,
    Or thy defects, should they be few or many.
    Thou may'st, too, here thy spots and freckles see,
    Hast thou but eyes, and what their numbers be. ...
  • The Sinner And The Spider
    Sinner.

    What black, what ugly crawling thing art thou?
    ...
  • The Spirit Of Prayer
    Wouldst thou have that good, that blessed mind,
    That is so much to heavenly things inclin'd

    That it aloft will soar, and always be ...
  • Of Moses And His Wife
    This Moses was a fair and comely man,
    His wife a swarthy Ethiopian;
    Nor did his milk-white bosom change her sin.
    She came out thence as black as she went in. ...
  • Upon The Horse And His Rider
    There's one rides very sagely on the road,
    Showing that he affects the gravest mode.
    Another rides tantivy, or full trot,
    To show much gravity he matters not. ...
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God 36 Life 26 Good 23 Time 20 Heart 20 Mind 19 Away 18 I Love You 18 Love 18 Face 17


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