Bunyan - BR75 B88d 1793

VIII. Upon the Flint in the Water. T H I S . flint, time out of mind has there abode, Where cryfial fireams make their continual Yet it abides a flint as much as 'twere, [road, Before it touch'd the water, or came there. Its hardncfs is not in the leafi abated, "'Tis not at all by water penetrated. Though water bath a foft'ning virtue in't, It can't di!f.olve the fione, for 'tis a flint. Yea, tho' in the water it cloth fiill remain, . .lts nery nature fti-ll it does retain. If