Thus man by his own strength to heaven would soar:
And would not be obliged to God for more.
Vain, wretched creature, how art thou misled
To think thy wit these God-lie notions bred!
These truths are not the product of thy mind,
But dropped from heaven, and of a nobler kind
Revealed religion first informed thy sight,
And reason saw not till faith sprung the light.
Hence all thy natural worship takes the source:
‘Tis revelation what thou thinkst discourse.
John Dryden (1631-1700).