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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 System of Animate Nature, Volume 2

John Arthur Thomson - Biology - 1920 - 687 pages
...certainly without haste, the process continued. Well might Bishop Butler say: " Men are impatient and for precipitating things; but the Author of nature...accomplishing His natural ends by slow successive steps." In modern terminology, " The Tempo of the Absolute is slow." Impressive also is the fact that by-paths,...
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The System of Animate Nature: The Gifford Lectures Delivered in ..., Volume 2

John Arthur Thomson - Biology - 1920
...certainly without haste, the process continued. Well might Bishop Butler say: " Men are impatient and for precipitating things; but the Author of nature...throughout His operations, accomplishing His natural ertds by slow successive steps." In modern terminology, " The Tempo of the Absolute is slow." Impressive...
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The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780

John Richetti - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 945 pages
...System, not a fixt but a progressive one', writes Joseph Butler in The Analogy of Religion (1736). 'The Author of Nature appears deliberate throughout...And there is a Plan of things beforehand laid out . . . Thus, in the daily Course of natural Providence, God operates in the very same Manner, as in...
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The Analogy of Religion

Joseph Butler - Religion - 2005 - 400 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,* * [" We shall find that all the great developments of the moral being have resulted in the ndvantage...
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An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine

Cardinal John Henry Newman - Dogma, Development of - 2007 - 468 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 sacseessive steps. And there is a plan of things beforehand laid out, which, from the nature of it,...
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Methodist Review, Volume 73

1891
...another succeeding one: infancy to childhood, childhood to youth, youth to mature age. Men are impatient 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 Church Quarterly Review, Volume 44

Arthur Cayley Headlam - Theology - 1897
...that it is the appointed method of Him who, while ' men are impatient and for precipitating things,' ' appears deliberate throughout His operations, accomplishing His natural ends by slow successive steps.' ' We have read with great interest the comments on Article XXII. The condemnation by the Council of...
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