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3283 Henry

AUTHOR:Henry, Viscount Bolingbroke St. John (1678–1751)
QUOTATION:It is the modest, not the presumptuous, inquirer who makes a real and safe progress in the discovery of divine truths. One follows Nature and Nature’s God; that is, he follows God in his works and in his word. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Letter to Mr. Pope.
Note 1.
Slave to no sect, who takes no private road,
But looks through Nature up to Nature’s God.
Alexander Pope: Essay on Man, epistle iv. line 331. [back]