Pilgrim's Progress Typos/Corrections

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Sean McCann

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Here's a bunch of typos/corrections for the First Part of The Pilgrim's Progress.

I picked it up because it was No. 1 in the Guardian’s Best 100 Novels in English before realizing that list was in chronological order... Oops.

It wasn't exactly a great read, not helped by some of the commentators being pretty useless. Still, since I've gotten this far, I'll probably push through the Second Part.

Anyway, enough griping, here's the corrections:

there is not a more dangerous and trouble some way
trouble some -> troublesome
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/93/mode/1up

be hath a pretty young man to his son,
be -> he
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/94/mode/1up
(I see the most common OCR error in Quixote rears its head here too.)

for the Dead Sea is under you-a gulf that hath no bottom.
you-a -> you—a
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/103/mode/1up
(There's a lot of these hyphen instead of em-dash errors. I did a search of them for the first half of the book, but you may want to double check that I didn't miss any.)

I have His coat on my back-a coat that He gave me
back-a -> back—a
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/104/mode/1up

and then began to go up the hill, saying-
saying- -> saying—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/104/mode/1up

the backslider is attended with fears and doubts such a he felt not before,
such a -> such as
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/105/mode/1up

Yet, before be got up, the sun went down upon Christian;
be -> he
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/106/mode/1up

Now before he had gone far, be entered into a very narrow pas­sage,
be -> he
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/106/mode/1up

to whom Christian spake as follows-
follows- -> follows—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/114/mode/1up
(Original has a : before the —)

from his entering the prison, be walked in the light
be -> he
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/116/mode/1up

I met him once in the streets, but be leered away on the other side,
be -> he
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/117/mode/1up

I had shaken him off, then I began to sing-
sing- -> sing—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/120/mode/1up

thought it had been a slander-a lot that often falls
slander-a -> slander—a
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/122/mode/1up

because be parteth not the hoof.
be -> he
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/123/mode/1up

it causeth there a great outcry against sin. Secondly-
Secondly- -> Secondly—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/123/mode/1up
(Source looks much longer than an em-dash.)

See an account of this fair in Hones Year Book,
Hones -> Hone's
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/127/mode/1up
(Also, Hone is the name of the author, and is not Italicized in source.)

and that for several reasons; for-
for- -> for—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/128/mode/1up

the contents where­of were this-
this- -> this—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/129/mode/1up

since be is Beelzebub, the enemy of our Lord,
be -> he
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/129/mode/1up

before this honourable bench, that he is-
is- -> is—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/130/mode/1up
(Longer than an em-dash in source.)

Give him his oath. (So they sware him). Then he said-
said- -> said—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/130/mode/1up

and as he went, he sang, saying-
saying- -> saying—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/132/mode/1up

expressed upon the characters of Pharisee and publican,
Pharisee -> pharisee
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/134/mode/1up
(Not capitalized in source.)

and yet be an honest man. For why-
why- -> why—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/134/mode/1up

Chr. then said Christian, Even a babe in religion
then -> Then
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/135/mode/1up

some of his principles, this argueth-(1)
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/135/mode/1up

this may be lawfully done. For why-
why- -> why—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/135/mode/1up

some of his principles, this argueth-(1)
argueth-(1) -> argueth—(1)
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/135/mode/1up

again in the way.322 Then sang Christian-
Christian- -> Christian—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/137/mode/1up

How soon yon went into Bypath Meadow!
yon -> you
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/138/mode/1up

The stream which flow from this river of electing love
stream -> streams
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/138/mode/1up

Thus they did several days and nights.332 Then they sang-
sang- -> sang—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/138/mode/1up

which work in their fallen mature.
mature -> nature
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/139/mode/1up?q=wished

had like to have been drowned nine or 10 times.
10 -> ten
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/139/mode/1up
(Or nine -> 9. But these two should match.)

but Hopeful made his second reply as followeth-
followeth -> followeth—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/141/mode/1up?q=second

his done, they sang as follows-
follows- -> follows—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/143/mode/1up?q=second

Then they went away, and sang this song-
song- -> song—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/145/mode/1up?q=second

Then said Hopeful-
Hopeful- -> Hopeful—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/146/mode/1up?q=second

the next uncircumcised Philistine. Then sang Christian-
Christian- -> Christian—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/150/mode/1up?q=second

and went softly along the right way, singing-
singing -> singing—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/151/mode/1up?q=second

Chr. I will sing you first this song-
song- -> song—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/153/mode/1up?q=second

endeavour to mend? Hope. Yes; and fled
missing linebreak
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/154/mode/1up

while behind.504 Then they said-
said- -> said—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/159/mode/1up

Then Christian addressed thus himself to his fellow-
fellow- -> fellow—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/159/mode/1up
(Original also has : before — here.)

Chr. True or right fear is discovered by three things-
things- -> things—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/159/mode/1up
(Original also has : before — here.)

Hope. Well then, there are in my judgment four reasons for it-
it- -> it—
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/160/mode/1up
(Original also has : before — here.)




The rest of these are all hyphens, and should all be in the notes, not the main text.

My brain tended to fog over when reading anything Cheever had to say, so I did a search for these after finishing. Let me know if I should bother doing the same when I get to the Second Part.


that is far greater than the last-a peril through which
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/93/mode/1up

expression of the Christian’s humility-he set out in company,
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/97/mode/1up

to prove the Christian indeed-light in his mind at variance
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/98/mode/1up

Scriptures into the eternal world-for thither all things
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/102/mode/1up

in Grace Abounding, (No. 115)-“Traveling in the country,
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/102/mode/1up
(Original has : before the — here)

or to the church at Corinth-all distinct bodies of Christians;
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/107/mode/1up

even her porch, is full of pillars-apostles, prophets, and martyrs of Jesus.
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/110/mode/1up

in the valley-a needful proof of Divine love to his soul.
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/111/mode/1up

Act after act of Parliament had been passed-full of atrocious penalties,
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/116/mode/1up

and hanging-to deter poor pilgrims from the way to Zion.
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/116/mode/1up

in the midst of his days-a fear more appalling
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/120/mode/1up

and commence a more public scene-perhaps alluding to Bunyan’s
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/126/mode/1up

Christians are to be as lights-not hid under a bushel
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/129/mode/1up

his friend, and himself-he that offends God’s little ones.
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/136/mode/1up

he had murder in his heart-murder, I say,
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/142/mode/1up

of Bunyan’s genius-a genius as rich
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/145/mode/1up

could possess or lay claim to-that,
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/145/mode/1up

profane and licentious mocker-aye, and he set out,
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/152/mode/1up

Bore stars-illumination of all gems!
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/165/mode/1up





David Grigg

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Dec 18, 2021, 1:59:41 AM12/18/21
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Alex: this was my project, I’m happy to do these fixes if you like.

Sean: yeah, not the most gripping read, I expected it to be much more interesting.
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Sean: thanks for all this careful proofing work. All of the issues you reported should now be fixed.

Sean McCann

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Here's a list of corrections for the Second Part. It's mostly he/be. (And there's probably more he/be errors I didn't catch.)
Thanks for taking care of all these.

to Be full of whims and melancholy?
Be -> be
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/173/mode/1up

and I should he a fool of the greatest size
he -> be
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/176/mode/1up

and was afraid that no gate would he opened to her.
he -> be
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/180/mode/1up

“Two women shall he grinding together,
he -> be
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/180/mode/1up

they might he called Unbelief and Licentiousness,
he -> be
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/182/mode/1up

that I may tell it to myLord within?
myLord -> my Lord
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/184/mode/1up

and is in kings” palaces.
” -> ’
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/185/mode/1up

to the end ye may he established;
he -> be
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/186/mode/1up

as they that shall he judged by the law of liberty.
he -> be
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/187/mode/1up

Although the cautious of Holy Writ are plain as posts and chains,
cautious -> cautions
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/194/mode/1up

The assurance that the dream should he accomplished,
he -> be
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/198/mode/1up

Why, for the most part, physic should he bitter to our palates.
he -> be
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/202/mode/1up

will shortly he tried for their lives.
he -> be
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/204/mode/1up

Satan is often must dreadful at a distance,
must -> most
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/209/mode/1up

It would he too tedious to tell you of all.
he -> be

Though there is not always grace where thereis the fear of hell,
thereis -> there is
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/215/mode/1up

which springs from spiritual views and spiritual conversation. —(Mason
( should be removed
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/220/mode/1up

It may he asked, how for it is right
he -> be
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/221/mode/1up

but it shall he finally successful.
he -> be
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/229/mode/1up

The first was to Mount Marvel, where looked, and beheld a man
where looked -> where they looked
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/230/mode/1up

that they might he recognized as Christian
he -> be
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/232/mode/1up

And how many did Sam­son slay with the jawbone of an ass?.
?. -> ?
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/233/mode/1up

by those thorns and briers which
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/237/mode/1up
briers -> briars
{Original text does have briers here, but main text uses briars elsewhere. It is in Webster as a much less common spelling, though, so maybe you'll want to leave it as is. I include it only because I looked it up as a possible OCR error.}

Well, said he, be of what shire yon will,
yon -> you
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/242/mode/1up

“All thy daughters of music shall he brought low.”
he -> be
https://archive.org/details/worksofjohnbunya03buny/page/242/mode/1up

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Thanks Sean, these should all now be fixed. I put the briers -> briars in an [Editorial] commit.
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