Of Man by Nature

Original Text: 
J. B., A Book for Boys and Girls: or, Country Rhimes for Children (London: N. P., 1686): 67. PR 3329 D1 1686a Robarts Library.
LXI. Of Man by Nature
1From God he's a Back slider,
2Of Ways, he loves the wider;
3With Wickedness a Sider,
4More Venom than a Spider.
5     In Sin he's a Confider,
7Blind Reason is his Guider,
8The Devil is his Rider.


6] Make-bate: breeder of contention, trouble-maker. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1999.