Acacia John Bunyan

A Book for Boys and Girls
Temporal Things Spritualized.

By J O H N.B U N Y A N.

Licensed and entered according to order.

L O N D O N,
Printed for, and sold by, R. Tookey,
at his Printing House in St. Christopher's Court,
in Threadneedle Street, behind the Royal Exchange, 1701.

First published thirteen years after John Bunyan's death.



I oft, though it be peep of day, don't know
Whether 'tis night, whether 'tis day or no.
I fancy that I see a little light,
But cannot yet distinguish day from night;
I hope, I doubt, but steady yet I be not,
I am not at a point, the sun I see not.
Thus 'tis with such who grace but now
[19] possest,
They know not yet if they be cursed or blest.

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[19] When divine light first dawns upon the soul, and reveals
sin, O how difficult is it to conclude that sin is pardoned,
and the sinner blest!—Ed.