Atticus. St Lawrence

Atticus. St Lawrence

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...answered St. Lawrence. " At any rate," said Campbell, " give me ' something more than phantasy.' One real apparition, like Lord Lyttleton's, supposing it real, and not the creation of ' a feverish sleep, ' and I will gladly yield the question.' " 'F VVhat you ask," returned St. Lawrence, " it is impossible, or hardly possible to comply With; because, according to my doctrine on this subject, an intervention does not necessarily mean a miracle, though a miracle is certainly an intervention." " How is it Providence unless it is miracle?" asked Campbell. " That would carry us too far--perhaps out of our depths," replied St. Lawrence; " yet I think the theory of a perpetual government of the Almighty, spite of the objections drawn from free will, not so difficult; and upon a fit occasion, I should have pleasure in discussing it, as clearing up much of the doubt and obscurity of our present subject. It is suflicient for that, if I can show that an apparition does not necessarily imply reality, but only an appearance, which being the offspring of fancy, brought about by second causes, and those second causes always foreseen, permitted, and approved by Providence at the creation of the world, all the object of such an appearance may be answered, and yet no law of nature be suspended." "This is deep indeed," said Mr. Campbell, ruminating upon the words. " Another time I may tax your ingenuity to explain it. At present I want a case more tangible than a weaver's dream." " Perhaps I could satisfy you even in this," replied St. Lawrence, " by a remarkable relation I once heard, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236913086
  • 9781236913081