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.3
Letter to Mr. Pope.
Note 1. Dionysius of Halicarnassus (quoting Thucydides), Ars Rhet. xi. 2, says: The contact with manners then is education; and this Thucydides appears to assert when he says history is philosophy learned from examples. [back]