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" WHEN I wrote my treatise about our system, I had an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity ; and nothing can rejoice me more than to find it useful for that purpose. "
The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th] - Page 230
1809
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A Comparative Estimate of the Mineral and Mosaical Geologies, Volume 1

Granville Penn - 1825 - 450 pages
...Newton ! who declared, " When I wrote my treatise about 1 See above, note to p. 105. " our system, / had an eye upon such principles as " might work with considering men for the belief " of a Deity1 :" that is, an intelligent, interfering, and operating Deity. Hence it was, that he taught:...
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Ten Lectures on the Philosophy of the Mosaic Record of Creation, Delivered ...

James Kennedy Bailie - 1827 - 586 pages
...wrote my treatise about our System," (Newton alludes here to his well known work De Systemate Mundi,) " I had an eye upon such principles as might work with...Deity ; and nothing can rejoice me more than to find it . useful for that purpose. But if I have done the public any service this way, it is due to nothing...
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Anti-Scepticism; or; An Inquiry into the Nature and Philosophy of Language

James Wright - 1827 - 146 pages
...Newton, in his letter to Dr. Bentley, " I had an eye upon such principles as might work with considerate men for the belief of a Deity; and nothing can rejoice me more, than to find it useful for that purpose. But if I have done the public any service in this way, it is due to nothing...
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The Life of Sir Isaac Newton

David Brewster - 1831 - 328 pages
...mentions that when he wrote his treatise about our system, viz. the Third Book of the Principia, " he had an eye upon such principles as might work, with considering men, for the belief of a Deity, and he expresses his happiness that it has been found useful /for that purpose. In answering the first...
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The Life of Richard Bentley: With an Account of His Writings and ..., Volume 1

James Henry Monk - 1833 - 466 pages
...immortal work, and a disavowal of that intuitive genius for which the world gave him credit : he says, " When I wrote my treatise about our System, I had an...Deity, and nothing can rejoice me more than to find it useful for that purpose. But if I have done the public any service this way, it is due to nothing...
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The Life of Richard Bentley, D.D.: Master of Trinity College, and ..., Volume 1

James Henry Monk - 1833 - 466 pages
...immortal work, and a disavowal of that intuitive genius for which the world gave him credit: he says, "When I wrote my treatise about our System, I had...Deity, and nothing can rejoice me more than to find it useful for that purpose. But if I have done the public any service this way, it is due to nothing...
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Biographia Borealis: Or, Lives of Distinguished Northerns

Hartley Coleridge - 1833 - 764 pages
...immortal work, and a disavowal of that intuitive genius for which the world gave him credit ; he says, " when I wrote my treatise about our system, I had an...Deity, and nothing can rejoice me more than to find it useful for that purpose. But if I have done the public any service this way, it is due to nothing...
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The church-yard stile, 12 sermons

Edward William Clarke - 1835 - 288 pages
...wisest, and the most pious men, that ever laboured to enlighten and benefit mankind. " When," he says, " I wrote my treatise about our system, I had an eye upon such principles as might work with considerate men for the belief of a Deity ; and nothing can rejoice me more, than to find it useful...
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The Worthies of Yorkshire and Lancashire;: Being Lives of the Most ...

Hartley Coleridge - 1836 - 774 pages
...immortal work, and a disavowal of that intuitive genius for which the world gave him credit ; he says, " when I wrote my treatise about our system, I had an...Deity, and nothing can rejoice me more than to find it useful for that purpose. But if I have done the public any service this way, it is due to nothing...
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The Works of Richard Bentley, D. D.

Richard Bentley - 1838 - 578 pages
...Reverend Dr. Richard Bentley, at the Bishop of Worcester's house, in Park-street, Westminster. SIR, WHEN I wrote my treatise about our system, I had an...Deity ; and nothing can rejoice me more than to find it useful for that purpose. But if I have done the public any service this way, it is due to nothing...
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