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" But, as it is one of the peculiar weaknesses of human nature, when, upon a comparison of two things, one is found to be of greater importance than the other, to consider this other as of scarce any importance at all... "
Cottage Gardener and Country Gentleman's Companion - Page 115
by George William Johnson - 1854
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The analogy of religion, natural and revealed, to the constitution and ...

Joseph Butler (bp. of Durham.) - 1740
...in the Gofpel. But, as it is one of the peculiar Weakneffes of human Nature, when, upon a Comparifon of two things, one is found to be of greater Importance than the other, to confider this other as of fcarce any Importance at all : it is highly neceflary that we remind ourfelves,...
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The Looker-on: A Periodical Paper, Volume 4

English essays - 1795
...fabbath-day. Unhappily, however,. the infirmity of our natures inclines us, when, upon a comparifon of two things, one is found to be of greater importance than the other, to regard- the ether as fcarcely of any importance at all. Having thus far endeavoured to prove the obligation...
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Eight Discourses on the Connection Between the Old and New Testament ...

Charles Daubeny - Atonement - 1802 - 481 pages
...use of the observation of the judicious Butler,} as it is one of the peculiar weaknesses of human man nature; when, upon a comparison of two things, one...importance than the other, to consider this other as of scarce any importance at all; it is highly necessary that we remind ourselves, how great presumption...
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Primitive Truth and Order Vindicated from Modern Misrepresentation, with a ...

John Skinner (Bp. of Aberdeen) - Church history - 1803 - 545 pages
...ingenious author,* that " as it is one of the peculiar weakneffes of human " nature, when upon a comparifon of two things, " one is found to be of greater importance than the " other, to confider this other as of fcarce any imf 1 portance at all; it is highly neceffary, that we " remind...
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Primitive Truth and Order Vindicated from Modern Misrepresentation: With a ...

John Skinner (Bp. of Aberdeen) - Episcopacy - 1803 - 545 pages
...author,* that " as it is one of the peculiar wealcnefles of human * nature, when upon a companion of two things, " one is found to be of greater importance than the " other, to confider this other as of fcarce any im" portance at all ; it is highly neceflary, that we " remind...
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Works: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author, Volume 1

Joseph Butler - 1804
...certain we may learn this from his divine application of the passage, in the Gospel. But, as it"is one of the peculiar weaknesses of human nature, when,...importance than the other, to consider this other as of scarce any importance at all; it is highly necessary that we remind ourselves, how great presumption...
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A Collection of the Essays on the Subject of Episcopacy, which Originally ...

William Linn - Episcopacy - 1806 - 210 pages
...duty to hold them in equal reverence. To make use of the observation of the judicious Butler—' As it is one of the peculiar weaknesses of human nature,...importance than the other, to consider this other as of scarce any importance at all: it is highly necessary that we remind ourselves, how great presumption...
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The British Essayists;: The Looker-on

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...the ears of corn on the sabbath-day. Unhappily, however, the infirmity of our natures inclines us, K3 when, upon a comparison of two things, one is found to be of greater importance than the other, to regard the other as scarcely of any importance at all. Having thus far endeavoured to prove the obligation...
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The Works of Joseph Butler ...: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author ...

Joseph Butler - Sermons, English - 1813
...it is certain we may learn this from his divine application of the passage, in the gospel. But, as it is one of the peculiar weaknesses of human nature,...greater importance than the other, to consider this pther as of scarce any importance at all; it is highly necessary that we remind ourselves, how great...
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The analogy of religion, natural and revealed, to the constitution and ...

Joseph Butler (bp. of Durham.) - 1819
...light of nature cannot discover, f or a precept, which the law of nature does not oblige to. But, as it is one of the peculiar weaknesses of human nature, when, upon a comparison of two things, one U found to he of greater importance than the other, to consider this other as of scarce; any importance...
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