Comment: 'Slave to no sect ...'

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'Slave to no sect ...'

Independence ordained:

 The reference in the Declaration of Independence to "the laws of nature and of nature's God" appears to be borrowed from Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man, epistle iv, line 331: "Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through Nature up to Nature’s God"; Pope, in turn, may have borrowed it from a letter to Pope by Henry, Viscount Bolingbroke St. John, who praised the modesty of "[o]ne follows Nature and Nature’s God; that is, he follows God in his works and in his word"

Thus, some Popes, it seems, are beings bearing infallible lightness; some just shit in the woods.