235 A MEDITATION UPON A BROOM-STICK. According to The Style and Manner of the Honourable Robert Boyle's Meditations.

Written in the Year 1703.

THIS single Stick, which you now behold ingloriously lying in that neglected Corner, I once knew in a flourishing State in a Forest: It was full of Sap, full of Leaves, and full of Boughs: But now, in vain does the busy Art of Man pretend to vye with Nature, by tying that withered Bundle of Twigs to its sapless Trunk; It is