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" It is unreasonable, indeed, to suppose that such marks should any where exist. 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... "
The Works of John Playfair ...: With a Memoir of the Author ... - Page 55
by John Playfair - 1822
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Monthly Review; Or Literary Journal Enlarged

1803 - 572 pages
...concludes ' that, in the ccconomy of the world, we see no marks either of a beginning or an end;' ' that the Author of nature has not given laws to the universe...in themselves the elements of their own destruction I' and that, ' though he may put an end, as he gave a beginning, to the present system^ at some determinate...
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Outlines of Geology: Being the Substance of a Course of Lectures Delivered ...

William Thomas Brande - 1817 - 162 pages
...conclusions, and in inanimate nature, we now read the same great and exalted truths; we learn that the Author of nature has not given laws to the universe,...themselves the elements of their own destruction, but that His works are preserved in unchangeable perfection, and as it were in eternal youth. If there...
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Time's Telescope for ... ; Or, A Complete Guide to the Almanack

1818 - 400 pages
...similar conclusions, and in inanimate nature we now read the same great and exalted truths; we learn that the Author of Nature has not given laws to the universe,...like the institutions of men, carry in themselves the ele1 Brande's Outlines of Geology, p. 20. raents of their own destruction, but that His works are preserved...
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A New System of Geology: In which the Great Revolutions of the Earth and ...

Andrew Ure - 1829 - 704 pages
...so far both into the future and the past, we discover no mark cither of the commencement or of the termination of the present order. It is unreasonable...marks should any where exist. The Author of Nature hus not given laws to the universe, which, like the institutions of men, carry in themselves the elements...
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Outlines of Geology

William Thomas Brande - 1829 - 266 pages
...present strata as on their road to the deep — it -allows of no exception to the law of decay. But as the Author of Nature has not given laws to the universe, which, like human institutions, carry with them the elements of their own destruction ; as he has not permitted...
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Titan: A Monthly Magazine, Volume 2

1846 - 586 pages
...fair eloquently observes, ' It is unreasonable, indeed, to suppose that such marks should anywhere exist. The Author of nature has not given laws to the universe, which, like the institutions of men, c;irry in themselves the elements of their own destruction ; be has not permitted in his works any...
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Incentives to the Cultivation of the Science of Geology: Designed for the ...

Samuel Sidwell Randall - 1846 - 216 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, indeed, to suppose that such marks should anywhere exist. The Author of Nature has not given laws to the universe, which, like the institutions...
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Creation's Testimony to Its God, Or The Accordance of Science, Philosophy ...

Thomas Ragg - 1858 - 456 pages
...the present order. It would, indeed, he unreasonable to suppose that such symptoms should anywhere exist. The Author of nature has not given laws to the Universe which, like the institutions of man, contain the elements of their own destruction. He has not permitted in His works any symptoms...
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What May be Learned from a Tree

Harland Coultas - 1859 - 204 pages
...beech or venerable oak, I have an infinite variety of choice volumes in the flowers spread at my * " The Author of Nature has not given laws to the Universe which, like the Institutions of man, carry in themselves the elements of their own destruction. He has not permitted in his works any...
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The English Nation; Or, A History of England in the Lives of ..., Volume 4

George Godfrey Cunningham - 1863 - 826 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,...universe, which, like the institutions of men, carry m themselves the elements of their own destruction. He has not permitted, in his works, any symptom...
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