Graham Midgeley (ed.), The Miscellaneous Works of John Bunyan, Vol. 6: The Poems
XIXOf the Mole in the Ground
- 724 The Mole's a Creature very smooth and slick,
- 725She digs i'th'dirt, but 'twill not on her stick.
- pg 222726So's he who counts this world his greatest gains,
- 727Yet nothing gets but's labour for his pains.
- 728Earth's the Mole's Element, she can't abide
- 729To be above ground, dirt heaps are her pride;
- Critical Apparatus730And he is like her, who the Worldling plays,
- 731He imitates her in her works, and ways.
- 732 Poor silly Mole, that thou shouldst love to be,
- 733Where thou, nor Sun, nor Moon, nor Stars can see.
- Critical Apparatus734But oh! How silly's he, who doth not care,
- 735So he gets Earth, to have of Heaven a share.