<Edition>[Selections. 1987] Writings. Library of America. J.A. Leo Lemay, ed. New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 1987</Edition>
<milestone n=83><p><i>Articles of Belief and Acts of
<p>IN TWO PARTS.
<p>Here will I hold ------ If there is a Pow'r above us
<p>(And that there is, all Nature cries aloud,
<p>Thro' all her Works), He must delight in Virtue
<p>And that which he delights in must be Happy. Cato.
<p>Nov. 20 1728.
<p>I believe there is one Supreme most perfect Being, Author
and Father of the Gods themselves.
<p>For I believe that Man is not the most perfect Being but
One, rather that as there are many Degrees of Beings his
Inferiors, so there are many Degrees of Beings superior to
<p>Also, when I stretch my Imagination . . .