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  • 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

    September 20, 2009

  • "Like watermen, that row one way and look another."

    Robert Burton (1577-1640), Democritus to the Reader

    It appears John Bunyan was borrowing from Burton in the quotation that precedes this entry.

    September 20, 2009