231 A MEDITATION UPON A Broom Stick. According to the Style and Manner of the Honourable Robert Boyl's Meditations.
Written August, 1704.

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 busie Art of Man pretend to Vye with Nature, by tying that withered Bundle of Twigs Q 4