Upon Apparel

By John Bunyan 1628–1688 John Bunyan
XVI. Upon Apparel.
God gave us Cloaths to hide our Nakedness,
And we by them, do it expose to View.
Our Pride, and unclean Minds, to an excess,
By our Apparel we to others shew.

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Poet John Bunyan 1628–1688


SCHOOL / PERIOD 17th Century

Subjects Religion, God & the Divine

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John Bunyan, author of the immortal allegory The Pilgrim's Progress (1678, 1684), was born in 1628 in Elstow, near Bedford, to Thomas Bunyan and his second wife, Margaret Bentley Bunyan. Not much is known about the details of Bunyan's life; his autobiographical memoir, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners (1666), is concerned with external events only as they impinge upon spiritual experience. His family was humble though . . .

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SUBJECT Religion, God & the Divine


SCHOOL / PERIOD 17th Century

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