"Ah, miss, it isn't a matter on which I can push her! Yet it isn't either, I must say, as if I much needed to. I assume this trust in the humility of knowledge that only through the guidance of Almighty Providence can I hope to discharge its ever-increasing burdens. We can grow ignorant again, brutish, formal and slavish, as ye found us; but you then must first become that which ye cannot be, oppressive, arbitrary and tyrannous, as they were from whom ye have freed us. He offended the majesty of God by the sinful thought of one instant and God cast him out of heaven into hell for ever.