the pulley tells the tale about how God made man. It tells us that God poured all his blessing on man when he made him which includes wisdom, honor, beauty, pleasure and strength. God did not gave everything to man, infact he kept the ‘rest’ at the bottom. God knew that if he gave everything to man the instead of praising God, man would start praising God’s gifts. Pulley is a mechanical device used for lifting heavy loads. In this poem herbert connected the lifting of pulley to man by saying that God lifted few of his blessings from man and didn’t blessed him with everything.