"Nothing is more void of real improvement and instruction to the mind, and more fulsom, than heaps of quotations, and tedious disquisitions what opinions such and such men were of, in relation to matters properly determinable only by right reason and Scripture."
— Browne, Peter (d. 1735)
See Peter Browne, Things Divine and Supernatural Conceived by Analogy with Things Natural and Human (London: Printed for William Innys and Richard Manby, 1733). <Link to ESTC>
Text from Berkeley, George. Alciphron, or The Minute Philosopher: In Focus. ed. David Berman (London and New York: Routledge, 1993).