John Bunyan

(28 November 1628 – 31 August 1688 / Elstow, Bedfordshire, England.)

Upon The Whipping Of The Top


Tis with the whip the boy sets up the top,
The whip makes it run round upon its toe;
The whip makes it hither and thither hop:
'Tis with the whip the top is made to go.

Comparison.

Our legalist is like unto this top,
Without a whip he doth not duty do;
Let Moses whip him, he will skip and hop;
Forbear to whip, he'll neither stand nor go.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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