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What use to be made of this twilight State.
      §2. Therefore as God has set some Things in broad day-light; as
he has given us some certain Knowledge, though limited to a few
Things in comparison, probably, as a Taste of what intellectual
Creatures are capable of, to excite in us a Desire and Endeavour
after a better State: So in the greatest part of our Concernment, he
has afforded us only the twilight, as I may so say, of Probability,
suitable, I presume, to that State of Mediocrity and Probationer-
ship, he has been pleased to place us in here; wherein to check our
over-confidence and presumption, we might by every day’s Experi-
ence be made sensible of our short-sightedness and liableness to
Error; the Sense whereof might be a constant Admonition to us, to
spend the days of this our Pilgrimage with Industry and Care, in
the search, and following of that way, which might lead us to a
State of greater Perfection. It being highly rational to think, even
were Revelation silent in the Case, That as Men employ those
Talents, God has given them here, they shall accordingly receive
their Rewards at the close of the day, when their Sun shall set, and
Night shall put an end to their Labours.
Locke Hum IV, 14, §2, p. 652