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      §12. Though this discovery of the necessary Existence of an eternal
Mind, does sufficiently lead us into the Knowledge of GOD; since it
will hence follow, that all other knowing Beings that have a begin-
ning, must depend on him, and have no other ways of knowledge, or
extent of Power, than what he gives them; And therefore if he made
those, he made also the less-excellent pieces of this Universe, all
inanimate Beings, whereby his Omniscience, Power, and Providence,
will be established, and all his other Attributes necessarily follow:
Yet to clear up this a little farther, we will see what Doubts can be
raised against it.
Locke Hum IV, 10, §12, p. 625