"...a man estimable for his learning, amiable for his life, and
venerable for his piety. Arbuthnot was a man of great
comprehension, skilful in his profession, versed in the sciences,
acquainted with ancient literature, and able to animate his mass
of knowledge by a bright and active imagination; a scholar with
great brilliance of wit; a wit who, in the crowd of life,
retained and discovered a noble ardour of religious zeal."
Johnson: Pope (Lives of the Poets)