pilgrim's journey


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pilgrim's journey a journey to a sacred place
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  • John Dryden
    “Like pilgrims to the appointed place we tend; The world's an inn, and death the journey's end.”


In literature:

Thus the two pilgrims sang: only, adds our author in a parenthesis, they were not, as yet, at their journey's end.
"Bunyan Characters First Series" by Alexander Whyte
Weary pilgrim in life's rugged journey, there is a haven of peace, where thy worn spirit may find rest.
"Withered Leaves from Memory's Garland" by Abigail Stanley Hanna
He is no longer a pilgrim and a wayfarer, journeying heavenward through an enemy's land.
"Grappling with the Monster" by T. S. Arthur
Putting off his armor, he dressed himself once more in his pilgrim's robe, and with his staff in his hand set out again upon his journey.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
Or did death overtake the pilgrim singer before his journey's end?
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
Pilgrim's Fountain; from which it was only a three hours' journey to Cairo.
"Tales of the Caravan, Inn, and Palace." by William Hauff
She was equipped as though for a long journey, and had a pilgrim's staff.
"Tales From the 'Phantasus', etc. of Ludwig Tieck" by Ludwig Tieck

In poetry:

Then listen to a warning friend,
Who bids you mind your journey's end;
A wandering pilgrim here you roam;
This world's your Inn, the next your Home.
"The Foolish Traveller; Or, A Good Inn Is A Bad Home" by Hannah More
And though that awful river flows
Before us, when the journey's past,
Perchance of all the pilgrim's woes
Most dreadful—shrink not—'tis the last!
"Views Of Life" by Anne Bronte
E'en the tired pilgrim's burning feet
At noon shall shun that sheltering den,
Lest, journeying in their rage, he meet
The wayward Ladies of the Glen.
"Glenfinlas; or, Lord Ronald's Coronach" by Sir Walter Scott
Rest, pilgrim, here! Your journey o'er,
Life's weary cares ye heed no more;
Time's sun has set, in yonder west--
Your work is done--rest, Pilgrim, rest!
"Inscription For A Rural Cemetery" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich

In news:

According to the press, pilgrims attending events during Pope Benedict XVI's Sept 16-19 papal journey to Scotland and England will not be able to have any fun.