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tious iii the Produdion of Species, when the Power of
Produdion was delivered up to other Hands. Whilft
God Almighty made all Things by his abfolute creative.
Power, his Almighty Fiat could not but produce a f^e-
cejfiry EfFed ; but when he delivered this over to fecond
Caui'es which aded but weakly, and fometimes corruptly,
there was then Need that he ihould make more ample
Provifion for the Propagation of Species , and for the
Prevention of Mifcarriages in their Produdion, when the
immediate Caufes were not omnipotent. To make this
plainer yet to you, by a familiar Inftance. You know.
Sir, you have the flappinefs to be an exquifite Mathe-
matician, and particularly you underftand the Art of Gun- ^^, .

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nery, lo as you can, unlets lome extraordinary Chance rmd'mte
does intervene, hit, or come very nigh the Mark you iliall Care of the
defign, by theDifcharge of a Piece of Ordnance. Now '^/'^'^^^вАҐ^^
you being fo excellent this Way, you would not per-
haps provide for your felf more than one fingle Ball for
this Purpofe ; but if you was to order a young Practitio-
ner, or one perfectly ignorant of this Art, to do this, one
that knew nothing of the Bore, or the Len



Online LibraryWilliam NichollsA Conference with a Theist : containing an answer to all the most usual objections of the infidels against the Christian religion ... (Volume 1) → online text (page 8 of 47)