Definitions

Sorry, no definitions found.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Cowper said, forty or fifty years ago, that he dared not name John Bunyan in his verse, for fear of moving a sneer.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 532, February 4, 1832

  • And thus it is that in too many instances affection and passion have taken full possession of the hearts and the lives of our young people before any moral or religious lesson on these all-important subjects has been given to them: any lesson such as John Bunyan so winningly and so beautifully gives here.

    Bunyan Characters (2nd Series)

  • "Who was he?" said I. "John Bunyan," replied Peter, reverently, "and the mention of his name reminds me that I have to preach this day; wilt thou go and hear? the distance is not great, only half a mile."

    Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest

  • "Who was he?" said I. "John Bunyan," {188} replied Peter, reverently, "and the mention of his name reminds me that I have to preach this day; wilt thou go and hear? the distance is not great, only half a mile."

    Lavengro The Scholar - The Gypsy - The Priest, Vol. 2 (of 2)

  • Your good housewives are apt to look into the minutest things; therefore some blamed Mrs. Bull for new heel-pieceing of her shoes, grudging a quarter of a pound of soap and sand to scour the rooms**; but, especially, that she would not allow her maids and apprentices the benefit of "John Bunyan," the "London Apprentices," or the "Seven Champions," in the black letter.

    History of John Bull

  • The works of famous authors such as John Bunyan, John Milton, Herman Melville, John Dryden, and William Wordsworth are replete with inspiration apparently derived from the King James Version.

    Fred's Head from APH

  • The cemetery, founded in the 1660s as a burial ground for nonconformists, radicals and dissenters, holds the remains of John Bunyan, author of The Pilgrim's Progress, Daniel Defoe, who wrote Robinson Crusoe, and the poet and artist William Blake, among thousands of others.

    Burial ground of Bunyan, Defoe and Blake earns protected status

  • Just to be clear: this is a book with chapters on the works of Francis Bacon, John Milton, George Herbert, John Bunyan, Thomas Browne, and Robert Burton.

    Ferule & Fescue

  • I love the quote by John Bunyan that seemed to fit Granddaddy and Grandmama Pilgrim so perfectly.

    The Christmas Spirit

  • Since then Frank took up writing plays--including one about John Bunyan--comedy and poetry and it is thought that he has produced more limericks than anyone else.

    Poetic Obituaries: [Frank Richards] then went on to teach English

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.