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" I knew to the contrary, it had lain there for ever: nor would it perhaps be very easy to show the absurdity of this answer. But suppose I had found a watch upon the ground, and it should be inquired how the watch happened to be in that place; I should... "
The Shrewsbury Edition of the Works of Samuel Butler: Evolution, old and new - Page 10
by Samuel Butler - 1924
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The Monthly Review

1803
...absurdity of tin's answer. But suppose I had found a watch upon the ground, ai:d it should be enquired how the watch happened to be in that place, I should hardly think of the answer which I had before giten, that, for any thing I knew, the watch might have always been there. Yet why...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1807
...absurdity of tins answer. But suppose I had found a watch upon the ground, and it should be enquired how the watch happened to be in that place, I should hardly think of the answer which I had before given, that, for anything I knew, the watch might have always been there. Yet why...
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Annual Register, Volume 47

Edmund Burke - History - 1807
...absurdity of this answer. But suppose I had found a watch upon the ground, and it should be enquired how the watch happened to be in that place, I should hardly think of the answer which I had before given, that, for any thing I knew, the watch might have always been there. Vet why...
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 47

Edmund Burke - History - 1807
...absurdity of this answer. But suppose I bad found a watch upon (lit; ground, and it should be enquired how the watch happened to be in that place, I should hardly think of the answer •which I had before given, that, for any thing I knew, the watch might пате always been there....
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The Works of William Paley, D.D.: Natural theology

William Paley - Theology - 1810
...absurdity of this answer. But suppose I had found a watch upon the ground, and it should be enquired how the watch happened to be in that place, I should hardly think of the answer which I had before given, that, for any thing I knew, the watch might have always been there. Yet,...
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Natural Theology, Or, Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity ...

William Paley - God - 1811 - 548 pages
...possibly answer, that, for any thing I knew to the contrary, it had lain there for ever: nor \vould it perhaps be very easy to show the absurdity of this...in that place ; I should hardly think of the answer which I had before given, that, for any thing I knew, the watch might have always been there. Yet why...
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Natural theology: or, Evidence of the existence and attributes of the Deity

William Paley - 1813 - 334 pages
...stone, and were asked how the stone came to be there ; I might possibly answer, that, for any thing I knew to the contrary, it had lain there for ever:...in that place ; I should hardly think of the answer which I had before given, that, for any thing I knew, the watch might have always been there. Yet why...
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A Body of Divinity...: With Notes, Original and Selected, Volume 1

Thomas Ridgley - 1814
...alwtirdity of this answer. But suppose I had found a watch upon the ground, and it should be enquired how the watch happened to be in that place, I should hardly think of the answer which I had before given, that, for any thing I knew, the watch might have always been there. Yet,...
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A Body of Divinity: Wherein the Doctrines of the Christian ..., Volume 1

Thomas Ridgley - Presbyterianism - 1814
...absurdity of this answer. But suppose I had found a roa»cA upon the ground, and it should be enquired how the watch happened to be in that place, I should hardly think of the answer which I had before given, that, fnr aj>y thing I knew, the watch might have always been there. Vet,...
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Elegant extracts

Elegant extracts - Children - 1816
...to show the absurdity of this answer. But suppose I kd found a watch upon the ground, and it ihould be inquired how the watch happened to be in that place ; I should hardly tok of the answer which I had before given, that, for any thing I knew, the wtch might hare always...
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