"And since all hope of this were vain and idle, if no universal mind presided; since without such a supreme intelligence and providential care, the distracted universe must be condemn’d to suffer infinite calamitys; ’tis here the generous mind labours to discover that healing cause by which the interest of the whole is securely establish’d, the beauty of things, and the universal order happily sustain’d. This, Palemon, is the labour of your soul: and this its melancholy; when unsuccessfully pursuing the supreme beauty, it meets with darkning clouds which intercept its sight." - Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, The Moralists

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