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hernesheir commented on the word water-man
"Like watermen, that row one way and look another."Robert Burton (1577-1640), Democritus to the ReaderIt appears John Bunyan was borrowing from Burton in the quotation that precedes this entry.
September 20, 2009
Yet my great-grandfather was but a water-man, looking one way, and rowing another: and I got most of my estate by the same occupation.John Bunyan (1628-1688), Pilgrim's Progress