Predestination! oh how distant lies Thy root from those who do not wholly view The Primal Cause unfolded to their eyes! And you, ye mortals, be your judgments slow, For we, by whom the Godhead is descried, Not yet the number of the elect do know: And sweet it is in ignorance to be, Because our bliss is doubly sanctified, In that the will of God, and ours agree. Dante.Paradise, Canto XX. Line 130. (Wright.)
We grant, tis true, that Heaven from human sense Has hid the secret paths of Providence: But boundless wisdom, boundless mercy may Find even for those bewilderd souls a way. Dryden.Religio Laici, Line 186.