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" Faith is not built on disquisitions vain; The things we must believe are few and plain: But since men will believe more than they need, And every man will make himself a creed... "
Darien; or, The merchant prince - Page 183
by Bartholomew Elliott G. Warburton - 1852
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The first (-sixth) part of Miscellany poems, publ. by Mr. Dryden, Part 5

Miscellany poems - 1716
...Faith is not built on difquifitions vain ; The things we mufi believe, are few, and plain : But llncc Men will believe more than they need ; And every Man will make himfclf a Creed: In doubtful (jr.eflions 'tis the fafeft way To learn what nnfulj'Ccled Ancients f.iy...
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The miscellaneous works: containing all his original poems, tales ..., Volume 1

John Dryden, Samuel Derrick - Poetry - 1760
...Faith is not built on difquifitions vain ; The things we mult believe are few and plain ; $ut fince men, will believe more than they need; And every man will make himfelf a creed ; In doubtful queftions 'tis the fafeft way To learn what unfufpected antients fay...
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The miscellaneous works of John Dryden, esq: containing all his original ...

John Dryden - English poetry - 1767
...Faith is not built on difquifitions vain ; The things we muft believe are few and plain : But fince men will believe more than they need And every man will make hirnielf a creed : In doubtful queftions 'tis the fafeft way To learn what unfufpefted ancients fay...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 41-42

John Bell - English poetry - 1777
...to forego, Nor proudly seek beyond our pow'r to know; 430 Faith is not huilt on disquisitions vain i The things we must believe are few and plain : But since men will believe more than they need, And ev'ry man will make himself a creed, In doubtful questions 'tis the fafest way 435 For 'tis not likely...
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The Works of the English Poets: Dryden

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...Faith is not built on difquif:tions vain ; The things we muft believe are few and plain : But, fince men will believe more than they need, And every man will make himfelf a creed, In doubtful queltions 'tis the fafeft way To learn what unfufpected ancients fay :...
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Dryden. Smyth. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...Faith is not built on difquifitions vain ; The things we muft believe are few and plain : But, fmce of heaven imprefled upon our human underftanding. And now Г himfelf a creed, In doubtful queftions 'tis the fafeft way To leam what unfufpeded ancients fay : For...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1801
...pride to stem ; Neither so rich a treasure i0 forego, Nor proudly seek beyond our pow'r to know. 430 Faith is not built on disquisitions vain : The things...But since men will believe more than they need, And ev'ry man will make himself a creed, In doubtful qaesiions 'tis the safest way For 'ti* -not likely...
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Poetical Works

John Dryden - 1808
...treasure to forego, Nor proudly seek beyond our power to know; Faith is not built on disquisitions v.iin ; The things we must believe, are few and plain ; But...make himself a creed, In doubtful questions 'tis the safest way To learn what unsuspected Ancients say ; For 'tis not likely we should higher soar In search...
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The Works of John Dryden,: The life of John Dryden

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - 1808
...and pride to stem ; Neither so rich a treasure to forego, Nor proudly seek beyond our power to know ? Faith is not built on disquisitions vain ; The things...make himself a creed, In doubtful questions 'tis the safest way , To learn what unsuspected antients say ; For 'tis not likely we- should higher soar In...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Collated with the Best Editions:

John Dryden, Thomas Park - 1808
...use it ill. The danger's much the same, on several shelves If others wreck us, or we wreck ourselves. Faith is not built on disquisitions vain ; The things...make himself a creed, In doubtful questions 'tis the safest way To learn what unsuspected Ancients say ; For 'tis not likely we should higher soar In search...
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