Trace Science, then, with Modesty thy guide;First strip off all her equipage of pride;Deduct what is but vanity or dress,Or learning’s luxury, or idleness;Or tricks to show the stretch of human brain,Mere curious pleasure, or ingenious pain;Expunge the whole, or lop th’ excrescent partsOf all our vices have created arts;Then see how little the remaining sum,Which served the past, and must the times to come!
Epistle 2. IIThis is when he speaks of man knowing his boundaries and studying himself rather than studying God. He talks about too much knowledge and how reasoning is in error. He says that his attempts will be in vain, as if someone running in circles trying to imitate the sun, when they're not even close