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" A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as entire as any argument from experience can possibly be imagined. "
A view of the principal deistical writers ... in England in the last and ... - Page 293
by John Leland - 1764
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A View of the Principal Deistical Writers that Have Appeared in ..., Volume 2

John Leland - 1755 - 483 pages
...adds, " A miracle is a violation of the laws of " nature, and as a firm and unalterable cxpe" rienco hath eftablifhed thofe laws" [he fhould have faid, hath difcovered to us that thcic are the efiablifhed laws, /. <?. that this is the ordinary courfe of nature] " the proof againft...
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Essays and treatises on several subjects

David Hume - 1760 - 352 pages
...ftill with a diminution of its force, in proportion to that of it3 antagoniftA MJRACLE is a violation of the laws of nature ? and as a firm and unalterable experience has eftablifhed thefe laws^ the proof againft a miracle, from the' very nature of the fact, is as entire...
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Sermons and Tracts Upon Religious Subjects

William Adams - 1777 - 354 pages
...batteries are now mounted, and he begins the attack. '** A ' miratrle,M' fays .he, " is .a violation " of the laws of nature ; and, as a firm " and unalterable experience hath eftab". lifhed thefe laws, the proof againft a mi"'fcacje, from the nature of the facTy is "'as...
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The Ground and Credibility of the Christian Religion: In a Course of Sermons ...

Richard Shepherd - 1788 - 302 pages
...by zealous partizans ftill dealt out in detail, and held up in triumph. " A miracle is a " violation of the laws of nature : and *' as a firm and unalterable experience ** hath eftablimed thefe laws, the proof " againft a miracle, from the very na*.* ture of the fad, is as intire,...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 81

1789
...by zealous parti/.ans llill dealt out in detail, and held up in triumph. " A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable experience hath eilabiifhed thefe laws, the proof againft a miracle, from the very nature of the i'.ict. is as intire,...
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A View of Nature, in Letters to a Traveller Among the Alps: With ..., Volume 6

Sir Richard Joseph Sullivan (bart.) - 1794
...requisite to produce a full confidence in human testimony." " A miracle," continues he, " is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable experience hath established those laws, the proof against it, from the very nature C 4 of of the fact, is as entire...
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A View of the Principal Deistical Writers that Have Appeared in ..., Volume 1

John Leland, William Laurence Brown - 1798
...at all, and that the proof is only on the other fide; for he there adds, " A miracle is a violation of 'the laws of nature; and as a " firm and unalterable experience hath eftabiimed thofe laws" [he mould have faid, hath difcovered to us that thefe are the eftablifhed laws,...
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The Annual Review and History of Literature, Volume 2

1804
...assurance against the fact which they endeavour to establish. A miracle,' he says, is a \ iolalion of the laws of nature ; and, as a firm and unalterable experience has establisluxl these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as entire...
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The Monthly repository (and review)., Volume 12

1817
...impossible rh.it such an event should be made credible to me. " miracle (he says) is a viola/ion of the laws of nature; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, . tlu proof against mirarle, from the very nature of the fact, is as...
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A Dissertation on Miracles: Containing an Examination of the Principles ...

George Campbell - 1807 - 240 pages
...his own account, is the strength of the opposite proof from experience. " A miracle is a violation ** of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and " unalterable experience has established these " laws, the proof against a miracle, from the " very nature of the fact, is as...
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