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…He that covets can no more be a moral man than he that steals; since he does so in this mind.  Nor can he be one that robs his neighbor of his credit, or that craftily undermines him of his trade, or office.

                – William Penn, Fruits of Solitude in Reflections and Maxims (Philadelphia: Benjamin Johnson, 1792), 107. 

 William Penn on this date, 10/27/1682, arrived in America.  He was an English Quaker, a colonist, and the founder of Pennsylvania (which he named after his father).  He wrote “No Cross, no Crown; a Discourse showing the Nature & Discipline of the Holy Cross of Christ” (1688).

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He…that hath his portion first must needs have a time to spend it; he that hath his portion last must have it lastingly.  Ch.2

                – John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress (Marshalltown, DE: National Foundation for Christian Education, 1968), 22.

 

To back is nothing but death; to go forward is fear of death and life everlasting beyond it; I will yet go forward. Ch.3  

                – John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress (Marshalltown, DE: National Foundation for Christian Education, 1968), 26.

 

The end of the world is compared to our harvest; and you  know men at harvest regard nothing but fruit. Ch.5

                – John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress (Marshalltown, DE: National Foundation for Christian Education, 1968), 42.

 

…According to the strength or weakness of his faith in his Saviour so is his joy and peace so is his love to holiness so are his desires to know Him more and also to serve Him in this world. Ch.5

                – John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress (Marshalltown, DE: National Foundation for Christian Education, 1968), 43.

 

John Bunyan on this date 8/18/1688, preached his last sermon in London.  Bunyan gave the world one of its greatest books (perhaps 2nd only to the Bible).  John was born in November 1628 at Elstow, near Bedford, England.

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