Poems on several occasions: By Stephen Duck.
Duck, Stephen, 1705-1756.
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Proper Ingredients to make a Sceptic.

WOULD you, my Friend, a finish'd Sceptic make,
To form his Nature, these Materials take:
A little Learning; twenty Grains of Sense,
Join'd with a double Share of Ignorance;
Infuse a little Wit into the Scull,
Which never fails to make a mighty Fool;
Two Drams of Faith; a Tun of Doubting next;
Let all be with the Dregs of Reason mixt:
When in his Mind, these jarring Seeds are sown,
He••• censure all Things, but approve of none.