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" Men are impatient, and for precipitating things : but the Author of nature appears deliberate throughout his operations; accomplishing his natural ends, by slow successive steps. "
Cottage Gardener and Country Gentleman's Companion - Page 197
1854
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The Analogy of Religion: Natural & Revealed to the Constitution and Course ...

Joseph Butler - Analogy (Religion) - 1864 - 546 pages
...succeeding one ; infancy to childhood, childhood to youth, youth to mature age. Men are impatient and for precipitating things; but the Author of Nature...there is a plan of things beforehand laid out, which, faitr. -the nature of it, requires various systems of means, as well as length of time, in order to...
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OUR OWN FIRESIDE

REV. CHARLES BULLOCK - 1867
...succeeding one ; infancy to childhood, childhood to youth, youth to mature age. Men are impatient, and for precipitating things ; but the Author of Nature...systems of means, as well as length of time, in order to the carrying on its several parts into execution. Thus, in the daily course of natural providence,...
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A Class-book of the Catechism of the Church of England

George Frederick Maclear - 1868 - 189 pages
...would come again and receive them unto Himself (Jn. xiv. 2, 3) ; or when He 1 " Men are impatient, and for precipitating things : but the Author of Nature...systems of means, as well as length of time, in order to the carrying on of its several parts into execution." Butler's Analogy, Part II. Chap, iv, and note...
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The Increase of Faith

William Lee - Faith - 1868 - 235 pages
...impatient, and are for precipitating things ; but the Author of nature appears deliberate through all His operations, accomplishing His natural ends by...systems of means, as well as length of time, in order to the carrying on its several parts into execution. ... Of this manner of operation, everything we see...
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The Tripartite Nature of Man: Spirit, Soul, and Body, Applied to Illustrate ...

John Bickford Heard - Theological anthropology - 1868 - 363 pages
...little degrees and by slow advances, so it may be with the scheme of redemption. Men are impatient and for precipitating things, but the Author of nature...accomplishing his natural ends by slow successive steps. This being the case the fault lies with those who reason from our knowledge of a part to a knowledge...
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The Analogy of Religion, to the Constitution and Course of Nature: To which ...

Joseph Butler - Analogy (Religion) - 1869 - 360 pages
...succeeding one : infancy to childhood; childhood to youth; youth to mature age. Men are impatient, and for precipitating things: but the Author of nature...systems of means, as well as length of time, in order to the carrying on its several parts into execution. Thus, in the daily course of natural providence,...
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Choice notes on the Gospel of s. Luke, drawn from old and new sources

Bible - 1869 - 384 pages
...invulnerable. iv. 9 ; 1 S. Pet. iii. 13, 14.— Charron. The end is not yet. Men are impatient, and are for precipitating things ; but the Author of Nature...slow successive steps. And there is a plan of things, before laid out, which, from the nature of it, requires various systems of means, as well as length...
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Choice notes on the Gospel of s. Mark, drawn from old and new sources

Bible - 1869 - 515 pages
...animals vegetables, and creatures. Acts xvii. 28.—Dr. Dodd. First the blade. Men are impatient and for precipitating things; but the Author of nature...accomplishing His natural ends by slow successive steps. Isa. lv. 8 ; Hab. ii. 3.—Bp. Butler. God, being a God of order, doth not work ordinarily, but in...
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The Analogy of Religion, to the Constitution and Course of Nature: To which ...

Joseph Butler - Analogy (Religion) - 1870 - 360 pages
...succeeding one : infancy to childhood; childhood to youth; youth to mature age. Men are impatient, and for precipitating things : but the Author of nature...systems of means, as well as length of time, in order to the carrying on its several parts into execution. Thus, in the daily course of natural providence,...
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St. Paul and Protestantism; with an intr. on Puritanism and the Church of ...

1870
...succeeding one ; infancy to childhood, childhood to youth, youth to mature age. Men are impatient, and for precipitating things ; but the author of nature...accomplishing his natural ends by slow successive steps. Thus, in the daily course of natural providence, God operates in the very same manner as in the dispensation...
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