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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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Last Essays on Church and Religion

Matthew Arnold - 1883
...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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St. Paul & Protestantism: With an Essay on Puritanism & the Church of ...

Matthew Arnold - Church of England - 1883 - 378 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. Thus, in the daily course of natural providence, God operates in the very same manner as in the dispensation...
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The Honours Register of the University of Oxford: A Record of University ...

University of Oxford - 1883 - 605 pages
...Church in respect of Christian Missions. Oswald Joseph Reichel, Queen's 1867 Men are impatient and for precipitating things, but the Author of Nature...throughout His operations, accomplishing His natural ends bit slow successive steps. William Awdry, Fellow of Queen's 1868 " Who the Guide of Nature but only...
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The Outskirts of Physical Science: Essays, Philosophical and Religious

Thomas Nelson Dale - Religion and Science - 1884 - 187 pages
...times, as what is supernatural or miraculous does to effect it for once."* " 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. Thus in the daily course of natural providence,...
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The Outskirts of Physical Science: Essays, Philosophical and Religious,

Thomas Nelson Dale - Religion and science - 1884 - 187 pages
...times, as what is supernatural or miraculous does to effect it for once."* " 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. 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.) - 1884
...for precipitating things ; but the Author ot Nature appears deliberate throughout His operat1ons ', accomplishing His natural ends by slow successive...And there is a plan of things beforehand laid out xvV11c"h from the nature of it requires various systems of means, as well as length of time, in order...
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St. Paul and Protestantism: With Other Essays

Matthew Arnold - Christianity - 1892 - 171 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. Thus, in the daily course of natural providence, God operates in the very same manner as in the dispensation...
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Bishop Butler, a Religious Philosopher for All Time: A Sketch of His Life ...

Thomas Ruggles Pynchon - Bishops - 1889 - 131 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...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 it...
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The Expository Times, Volume 16

Bible - 1905
...John's disciples, is one which in these days we need seriously to take to heart. ' Men are impatient and for precipitating things ; but the Author of Nature...deliberate throughout His operations, accomplishing His ends by slow successive steps.' So wrote the great philosopher and divine, Bishop Butler, a century...
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Sermons on Subjects Connected with the Old Testament

Samuel Rolles Driver - Bible - 1892 - 232 pages
...teacher solved in anticipation the difficulty which future years would bring : " Men are impatient and for precipitating things, but the Author of nature...accomplishing His natural ends by slow successive steps " ? l 2. Let me pass to a second question. The quarrel with final causes is an old one ; and the sound...
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