"This heart is become a mere rasa tabula; you must help it to the [GREEK CHARACTERS], you must lay in it the foundation of natural religion, (i.e. "the dictates of common sense, for natural religion, according to Mr. H. is nothing else,) if you would raise the superstructure of revealed.""
— Patten, Thomas (1714-1790)
St. Peter's Christian apology as set forth in a sermon on I Pet. III. 15, 16. lately published at the request of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and other heads of houses, by Thomas Patten ... farther illustrated, and maintained against the misrepresentations and objections of the Rev. Mr. Ralph Heathcote ... By the author of the sermon.