Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)

Epitaph on Newton:
Nature and Nature's law lay hid in night:
God said, "Let Newton be!," and all was light.
[added by Sir John Collings Squire:
It did not last: the Devil shouting "Ho.
Let Einstein be," restored the status quo]
[Aaron Hill's version:
O'er Nature's laws God cast the veil of night,
Out blaz'd a Newton's souland all was light.

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