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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 195
1854
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The Christian's monthly magazine and universal review, Volume 5

1846
...Men are impatient, and " ' for precipitating things; but the Author of Nature appears delibe" ' rate throughout his operations, accomplishing his natural...' of means, as well as length of time, in order to the carrying on it* " ' several parts into execution. Thus, in the daily course of natural " ' providence,...
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The Oxford and Cambridge review, Volume 2

1846
...succeeding one, infancy to childhood, childhood to youth, youth to mature age. Men are impatient, and for precipitating things; but the Author of nature...operations, accomplishing his natural ends by slow and successive steps. And there is a plan of things beforehand laid out, which, from the nature of...
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The Influence of Christianity in Promoting the Abolition of Slavery in Europe

Churchill Babington - Apologetics - 1846 - 199 pages
...the general scheme of Revelation, and of Nature also. " Men are impatient," says Bishop Butler, "and for precipitating things ; but the Author of Nature appears deliberate throughout His operations." And in communicating religious truth, it has been His uniform plan to reveal 3 The relation of the...
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The Works of ... Joseph Butler ... to which is Prefixed: An ..., Volume 2

Joseph Butler, Samuel Hallifax - Apologetics - 1848
...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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The analogy of religion, natural and revealed, to the constitution and ...

Joseph Butler (bp. of Durham.) - 1850
...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, God...
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The Whole Works of Joseph Butler, Volumes 1-2

Joseph Butler - Apologetics - 1850
...succeeding one — infancy to childhood ; childhood to youth ; youth to mature age. Men are impatient, and for precipitating things; but the Author of nature...throughout his operations; accomplishing his natural ends hy slow successive steps. And there is a plan of things beforehand laid out, which, from the nature...
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THE ANALOGY OF RELIGION, NATURAL AND REVEALED TO THE CONSTITUTION AND COURSE ...

JOSEPH BUTLER - 1851
...succeeding one : Infancy to childhood ; childhood to youth ; youth to mature age. Men are impatient, and far precipitating things: but the Author of nature Appears...of it, requires various systems of means, as well ae length of time, in order to the carrying on its several parts into execution. ThuSj in the daily...
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Jesus the son of Mary, or, The doctrine of the Catholic Church ..., Volume 2

John Brande Morris - 1851
...Of course God could infuse habils at once, but in the ordinary course of things it is 'men who are for precipitating things, but the Author of nature...accomplishing his natural ends by slow successive steps".' From this we might guess, even without proof, how he would act as the Author of grace also. Sudden...
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Compitum: Or, The Meeting of the Ways at the Catholic Church, Volume 6

Kenelm Henry Digby - 1852
...divine." " Men are impatient, and for precipitating things ; but the Author of nature," says Butler, " appears deliberate throughout His operations, accomplishing His natural ends by slow, successive steps." Not lost upon the wise are such observations. They hear the Catholic Church, age after age, correcting...
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Memoirs of John Abernethy, F.R.S.: With a View of His Lectures, Writings ...

George Macilwain - 1853 - 434 pages
...as their opportunities allowed them, and deserve my best thanks. MEMOIRS OP ABERNETHT. CHAPTER I. " The Author of Nature appears deliberate throughout...systems of means, as well as length of time, in order to the carrying on its several parts into execution." — BUTLER'S ANALOGY. A RETROSPECT of the history...
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