These are exactly the arguments that I have used to children; but I have added, your reason is now gaining strength, and, till it arrives at some degree of maturity, you must look up to me for advice -- then you ought to think, and only rely on God.
Yet in the following lines Milton seems to coincide with me; when he makes Adam thus expostulate with his Maker.
'Hast thou not made me here thy substitute, 'And these inferior far beneath me set? 'Among unequals what society 'Can sort, what harmony or true delight? 'Which must be mutual, in proportion due 'Giv'n and receiv'd; but in disparity 'The one intense, the other still remiss 'Cannot well suit with either, but soon prove 'Tedious alike: of fellowship I speak 'Such as I seek, fit to participate 'All rational delight--