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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 teacher's handbook of the Bible

Joseph Pulliblank - Bible - 1876 - 416 pages
...of trees and plants, and of the bodies of men and animals, and then he says: ' Men are impatient and for precipitating things; but the Author of Nature...deliberate throughout His operations, accomplishing His designs by slow, successive steps.' Let us learn, then, both from the Israelites and from Moses, not...
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Scripture Difficulties, Explained by Scripture References: Or, The Bible Its ...

Thomas Spalding - Bible - 1877 - 478 pages
...consideration, whenever we contemplate any portion of the Divine government : — "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 Works, vol. i. p. 232.) The principles...
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The missionary Church of England, 6 sermons preached at St. James's, Piccadilly

1877
...forget that the dealings of God's Providence are " by gradual steps, that there is a plan of things laid out, which, from the nature of it requires various...systems of means, as well as length of time, in order to the carrying out of its several parts into execution." In our impatience with the results of the labours...
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The Theistic Argument as Affected by Recent Theories

Jeremiah Lewis Diman - Theism - 1881 - 392 pages
...it from one of the wisest masters of English theology. "Men," says Bishop Butler, "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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Butler

William Lucas Collins - Philosophers - 1881 - 177 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...accomplishing his natural ends by slow successive steps. 1 And there is a plan of things beforehand laid out. 1 Dr Fitzgerald here appositely quotes a passage...
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Butler

William Lucas Collins - 1881 - 177 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...accomplishing his natural ends by slow successive steps.1 And there is a plan of things beforehand laid out. 1 Dr Fitzgerald here appositely quotes a...
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Thoughts on the Lord's Prayer

Frederic Cavan Blyth - Lord's prayer - 1881 - 384 pages
...latebat iuvenmat" (S. Greg. Moral. 1. xxxii., c. 1). precipitating things," says Bishop Butler ; " but the Author of Nature appears deliberate throughout...accomplishing His natural ends by slow successive steps." i " Every meridian," says S. Augustine, "had its dawn;"2 and Solomon tells us " the path of the just...
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A new page of external evidence of supernatural revelation

G B. Kitson - 1882
...in the animal reasoning powers.J But we cannot attribute to them spiritual * ' Men are impatient and for precipitating things ; but the Author of nature...natural ends by slow successive steps. And there is ft plan of things beforehand laid out, which, from the nature of it, requires various systems of means,...
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The Sunday at Home, Volume 30

1883
...s\icceeding one; infancy to childhood, childhood to youth ; youth to mature age. Men are impatient, and fur precipitating things ; but the Author of Nature appears...successive steps. And there is a plan of things beforehand kid out, which, from the nature of it, requires Tarions systems of means, as well as length of time,...
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The Honours Register of the University of Oxford: A Record of University ...

University of Oxford - 1883 - 605 pages
...Clmrch in respect of Christian Missions. Oswald Joseph Reiche!, Queen's 1867 Men are impatient and for precipitating things, but the Author of Nature...accomplishing His natural ends by slow successive steps. William Awdry, Fellow of Queen's 1868 " Who the Guide, qf Nature but only the God of Nature f " Henry...
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