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      §17. I think it unavoidable for every considering rational
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Creature, that will but examine his own, or any other Existence, to
have the Notion of an eternal wise Being, who had no beginning:
And such an Idea of infinite Duration, I am sure I have. But this
Negation of a Beginning, being but the Negation of a positive thing,
scarce gives me a positive Idea of Infinity; which whenever I endeavour
to extend my Thoughts to, I confess my self at a loss, and find I
cannot attain any clear comprehension of it.
Locke Hum II, 17, §17, pp. 219-220