Among the idlers about the train, most of whom were puffing cigars which they had lighted at the flame of the crater, I was perplexed to notice several who, to my certain knowledge, had heretofore set forth by railroad for the Celestial City.
Did you not start," said I, "for the Celestial City?
Many passengers stop to take their pleasure or make their profit in the Fair, instead of going onward to the Celestial City.
The labors of these eminent divines are aided by those of innumerable lecturers, who diffuse such a various profundity, in all subjects of human or celestial science, that any man may acquire an omnigenous erudition without the trouble of even learning to read.
Tracts of land and golden mansions, situate in the Celestial City, were often exchanged, at very disadvantageous rates, for a few years' lease of small, dismal, inconvenient tenements in Vanity Fair.
The place began to seem like home; the idea of pursuing my travels to the Celestial City was almost obliterated from my mind.
I am merely a sojourner here in Vanity Fair, being bound to the Celestial City by the new railroad.
The Lord of the Celestial City," began the other pilgrim, whose name was Mr.
Finally, after a pretty long residence at the Fair, I resumed my journey towards the Celestial City, still with Mr.
The sweet breezes of this happy clime came refreshingly to our nostrils; we beheld the glimmering gush of silver fountains, overhung by trees of beautiful foliage and delicious fruit, which were propagated by grafts from the celestial gardens.