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S.A. Bent, comp. Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men. 1887.

Bishop Warburton

  • [William Warburton, an English writer and prelate; born at Newark, 1698; educated for the law, but entered the Church; dean of Bristol, 1757; Bishop of Gloucester, 1759; was a friend of Pope; died June, 1779.]
  • Orthodoxy is my doxy, heterodoxy is another man’s doxy.

  • To Lord Sandwich, who said in a debate in the House of Lords on the Test Laws, that he often heard the words “orthodoxy” and “heterodoxy,” but was at a loss to know precisely what they meant.—PRIESTLEY: Memoirs, I. 572.
  • When some one said Pope made Warburton a bishop, Dr. Johnson replied, “Warburton did more: he made Pope a Christian;” alluding to the bishop’s attempt to maintain the orthodoxy of Pope’s “Essay on Man.”