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Poem by John Bunyan


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. 



John Bunyan


John Bunyan's other poems:
  1. Upon the Thief
  2. Upon Fire
  3. Love Inducin Christian Conduct
  4. Upon a Snail
  5. To the Reader


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