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TEMPORAL THINGS SPIRITUALIZED.
TO WHICH IS ADDRD
TO STIR UP TO WATCH AGAINST SIN
BY JOHN BUNYAN.
TO THE READEK.
THE pages here will shew, if thou wilt look,
Then do not blame me, since I thus describe 'em 7 Flatter I may not, lest'thereby I bribe 'em To have a better judgment of themselves, Than wise men have of babies on the shelves. Their antic tricks, fantastic modes and way, Shew they like very boys and girls do play With all the frantic fnoleries of the age, And that in open view, as on a stage; Our bearded men do act like beardless boys, Our women please themselves with childish toys,
Our ministers, long time by word and pen Dealt with them, counting them not boys but mons They shot their thunders at them, and their loys, But hit them out, ause they were girls and boys.
The better charged, the wider still they ebot.
Wherefore, dear Reader, that I sare them may,
Nor do I blush, although, I think, some may
1kül seem'd to play the fool, that he migat gain
Nor he, nor I would like them be in vice, But by their play-things, I would then, entice, That they might raise their thoughts frura childish toys, To heaven, for that's prepared for girls and boys. Nor would I so confine myself to these, As to shun graver things, but seek to please Those more composed with better things than toys; Though I would thus be catching girls and boys.