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" The Author of nature has not given laws to the universe, which, like the institutions of men, carry in themselves the elements of their own destruction. He has not permitted, in his works, any symptom of infancy or of old age, or any sign by which we... "
The Works of John Playfair ...: With a Memoir of the Author ... - Page 56
by John Playfair - 1822
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Works, with a memoir of the author, Volume 1

John Playfait - 1822 - 668 pages
...eye so far both into the future and the past, we discover no mark, either of the commencement or the termination of the present order. | It is unreasonable,...to the present system, at some determinate period ; but we may safely conclude, that this great catastrophe will not be brought about by any of the laws...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 10

Englishmen - 1836 - 260 pages
...eye so far both into the future and the past, we discover no mark, cither of the commencement or the termination of the present order. It is unreasonable,...to the present system, at some determinate period ; but we may safely conclude that this great catastrophe will not be brought about by any of the laws...
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The Age of the Earth Considered Geologically and Historically

William Rhind - 1838 - 222 pages
...eye so far both into the future and the past, we discover no mark either of the commencement or the termination of the present order. It is unreasonable,...— to the present system at some determinate period ; but we may safely conclude, that this great catastrophe will not be brought about by any of the laws...
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Theologiæ dogmaticæ tractus ..., Volume 2

Francis Patrick Kenrick - 1840 - 436 pages
...xü. l . (3) PS. viü. 5, (7) i Tim. vi. 15. (4) Ad Titum. iii. 4. (8) Matt. v. 6. 1 Cor. x. 31. (9) " He may put an end, as he no doubt gave a beginning to the present system." Playfair'e Works, vokiv. p. 55. cit. a Lyell; fere saeculorum sériera effluxisse velint ex quo mundus...
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Religio medici: together with a letter to a friend on the death of his ...

Sir Thomas Browne - 1845 - 420 pages
...to imply, and the literal commentators do conceive : for unfpeakable myfteries in the Scriptures are may put an end, as he no doubt gave a beginning, to the prefent fyftem at fome determinate period of time ; but we may reft affured that this great cataftrophe...
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Incentives to the Cultivation of the Science of Geology: Designed for the ...

Samuel Sidwell Randall - 1846 - 216 pages
...in themselves the elements of their own destruction. He has not permitted in his works any symptoms of infancy or of old age, or any sign by which we...to the present system, at some determinate period ; but we may safely conclude that this great catastrophe will not be brought about by any of the laws...
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Titan: A Monthly Magazine, Volume 2

1846 - 586 pages
...not permitted in his works any symptom of infancy or of old age, or any sign by which we may esumate either their future or their past duration. He may...of time ; but we may rest assured, that this great catarro], he will not be brought about by the laws now existing, and that it is not indicated by anything...
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A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen, Volume 6

George Godfrey Cunningham - 1853 - 512 pages
...eye so far both into the future and the past, we discover no mark, either of the commencement or the termination of the present order. It is unreasonable,...to the present system, at some determinate period ; but we may safely conclude that this great catastrophe will not be brought about by any of the laws...
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Creation's Testimony to Its God, Or The Accordance of Science, Philosophy ...

Thomas Ragg - 1858 - 456 pages
...their own destruction. He has not permitted in His works any symptoms of infancy, manhood, or old age. He may put an end, as He no doubt gave a beginning,...system, at some determinate period of time ; but we may safely conclude that this great catastrophe will not be brought about by any of the laws now existing...
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What May be Learned from a Tree

Harland Coultas - 1859 - 204 pages
...has not permitted in his works any symptoms of infancy or of old age, or any sign by which we might estimate either their future or their past duration....to the present system at some determinate period, but we may safely conclude that this great catastrophe will not be brought about by any of the laws...
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