It is "most consonant to Reason to think this [LIfe] is only a State of Probation, and that the dispensation of Rewards and Punishments, is reserv'd for a Future Life; there being no other way to reconcile the partial distribution of things here, to that order which we know is agreeable to the Divine Will, by conformity it has to our Reason, which is a Ray of his own Wisdom."
— Trotter, Catherine, later Cockburn, (1674?-1749)
Text transcribed from Catharine Trotter, A Defence of the Essay of Human Understanding, Written by Mr. Lock. Wherein Its Principles With Reference to Morality, Reveal'd Religion, and the Immortality of the Soul, [Sic] Are Consider'd and Justify'd: In Answer to Some Remarks on That Essay. (London: Printed for Will Turner and John Nutt, 1702. <Link to ESTC>