|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Henry, Viscount Bolingbroke St. John (16781751)|
|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 Natures God; that is, he follows God in his works and in his word. 1|
|ATTRIBUTION:||Letter to Mr. Pope.|
Slave to no sect, who takes no private road,
But looks through Nature up to Natures God.
Alexander Pope: Essay on Man, epistle iv. line 331. [back]