Giant Despair

Giant Despair

imprisons Christian and Hopeful in Doubting Castle. [Br. Lit.: Pilgrim’s Progress]
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This was formerly the castle of the redoubted giant Despair," observed Mr.
or he will start up, like Giant Despair in pursuit of Christian and Hopeful, and catch us yet
Only last Sunday, when poor wretches were gay--within the walls playing with children among the clipped trees and the statues in the Palace Garden; walking, a score abreast, in the Elysian Fields, made more Elysian by performing dogs and wooden horses; between whiles filtering (a few) through the gloomy Cathedral of Our Lady to say a word or two at the base of a pillar within flare of a rusty little gridiron-full of gusty little tapers; without the walls encompassing Paris with dancing, love-making, wine-drinking, tobacco-smoking, tomb-visiting, billiard card and domino playing, quack-doctoring, and much murderous refuse, animate and inanimate--only last Sunday, my Lady, in the desolation of Boredom and the clutch of Giant Despair, almost hated her own maid for being in spirits.