Vox populi, vox Dei: the voice of the people is the voice of God.
It was about this time that he talked about the "nux vomica," instead of the "vox Populi."
Nor does he seem to have held, like Rousseau, the vox populi as the voice of God.
In this case at least it may be assumed that for once vox populi is vox dei.
As one of the classic writers has it, it turned out "Vox populi ...