"Thy creatures have been my books, but Thy Scriptures much more. I have sought Thee in the courts, fields, and gardens, but I have found Thee in Thy temples."--A Prayer by Lord St. Alban , April, 1621

"This primary history is the book of God's works, and a kind of second Scripture."

"He makes the Heaven his book,
His wisdom earthly things."-Verses by Francis Bacon

"Are not these woods
More free from peril than the envious courts?....
And this our life exempt from public haunt,
Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and Good (or God) in everything."
--As You Like It ii. 1

In Nature's infinite Book of secresy
A little I have read."--Antony & Cleopatra i. 2 - Sir Francis Bacon's New Advancement of Learning