Edward Young (1683-1765), The Complaint, or Night Thoughts on Life, Time, Friendship, Death, and Immortality:
By night an Atheist half-believes a God.
Devotion! daughter of Astronomy!
An undevout astronomer is mad.
The brute, indeed,
Sees naught but spangles here; the fool, more.
Sayst thou, "The course of Nature governs all?"
The course of Nature is the art of GOD.
But, miracles apart, who sees HIM not,
Nature's CONTROLLER, AUTHOR, GUIDE, and END?
Who turns his eye on Nature's midnight face
But must inquire -- "What hand behind the scene,
What arm almighty, put these wheeling globes
In motion, and wound-up the vast machine?
Who rounded in his palm these spacious orbs?