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Creed Of Lord Bolingbroke

Lord Brougham says:--"The dreadful malady under which Bolingbroke

long lingered, and at length sunk--a cancer in the face--he bore with

exemplary fortitude, a fortitude drawn from the natural resources of

his vigorous mind, and unhappily not aided by the consolations of any

religion; for, having early cast off the belief in revelation, he had

substituted in its stead a dark and gloomy naturalism, which even

rejected those glimmerings of hope as to futurity not untasted by the

wiser of the heathens."

Lord Chesterfield, in one of his letters, which has been published by

Earl Stanhope, says that Bolingbroke only doubted, and by no means

rejected, a future state.

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