Essay on Nature for Children and Students
about the nature of the relationship between language and ..
 A future State, firmly believed, makes the greatest Difficulties on this Subject to vanish. No particular can be looked upon as intolerable, which lead to Good, infinite in Nor can we complain of the Conditions of Birth, if the present Evils of Life have  even a probable hazard of to compensate them; much more if it be placed in our power certainly to obtain it. Never could the boldest Epicurean bring the lightest Appearance of Argument against the of such a State, nor was there ever any thing tolerable advanced against its We have no Records of any Nation which did not entertain this Opinion. Men of Reflection in all Ages, have found at least probable Arguments for it; and the Vulgar have been prone to believe it, without any other than their natural Notions of in the Present is present Good: and this very Hope has enlivened human Life, and given ease to generous Minds, under Anxieties about the publick Good.
Of Goodness and Goodness of Nature (1612 ..
What Parent would be much concerned at the Pains of breeding of were they sure they would be short, and end well? Or at the Pain of a Medicine, or an Incision, which was necessary for the Cure, and would certainly accomplish it? Is there then no in no who sees what is necessary for the and for the good of each Individual in the whole of his Existence, as far as is consistent with the general Good? Can we expect, in this our of Existence, to understand all the Contrivance and Art of this Parent and Physician of Nature? May not  some harsh Discipline be necessary to Good? May not many natural Evils be necessary to prevent future moral Evils, and to correct the Tempers of the Agents, nay to introduce moral Good? Is not and requisite, before there can be room for generous Compassion, and Can there be  unless there be some Must the want the eternally delightful of such and to prevent a few transient Sensations of Pain, or natural Evil? May there not be some unseen Necessity for the greatest universal Good, that there should be an no more perfect than we are, subject to Error and wrong Affections sometimes? May not all the present Disorders which attend this State of be rectified by the in a future Part of our Existence? This Belief of a a and a are the only sure Supports to a good Mind. Let us then acquire and strengthen our Love and Concern for this and acquiesce in what the governing who presides in it, is ordering in the wisest Manner, tho not yet fully known to us, for its most universal Good.