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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 Works of William Paley ...: Comprising the Additional Volume of Sermons ... - Page 9
by William Paley - 1830
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The Works of William Paley, D.D.: Natural theology

William Paley - Theology - 1810
...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 forever ; nor would it perhaps be very easy to shew the absurdity of this answer. But suppose I had found a watch upon the ground, and it should be...
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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...had found a watch upon the ground, and it should be inquired how the watch happened to be in that place ; I should hardly think of the answer which I had...
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Natural theology: or, Evidence of the existence and attributes of the Deity

William Paley - 1813 - 334 pages
...; I might possibly answer, that, for any thing I knew to the contrary, it had lain there for ever: nor would it perhaps be very easy to show the absurdity...had found a watch upon the ground, and it should be inquired how the watch happened to be in that place ; I should hardly think of the answer which I had...
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Elegant extracts, Volume 55

Elegant extracts - 1816
...; I might possibly answer, that, for any thing 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 kd found a watch upon the ground, and it ihould be inquired how the watch happened to be in that place...
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The Plain Englishman [ed. by C. Knight and E.H. Locker]., Volume 1

Charles Knight - 1820
...; I might possibly answer, that, for any thing 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 match upon the ground, and it should be inquired how the watch happened to be in that place ; I should...
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The works of William Paley, Volume 3

William Paley - 1823
...thing I knew to the contrary, it had lain there for ever : nor would it perhaps be very easy to shew 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 hardly think of the answer which I had...
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The Spiritual Mustard Pot: Containing a Demonstration of the Existence of ...

Charles Morey - Bible - 1824 - 204 pages
...were asked how the stone came to be there, I might possibly answer, that for any thing that I knew, it had lain there forever ; nor would it, perhaps,...answer. But suppose I had found a watch upon the ground, I should hardly think of the auswer which I had before given, that for any thing I knew the watch might...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1824 - 788 pages
...any thing I knew to the contrary, it had lain there for ever: nor would it perhaps be very easy lo Shaftsbury possessed delicacy and refinement of taste, to a degree that we may call excessive and s inquired how the watch happened to be in that place ; I should hardly think of the answer which I had...
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The Works...

William Paley - 1824
...: I might possibly answer, thuf for any thing I knew to tiie contrary, it had luin there tor ever : nor would it perhaps be very easy to show the absurdity of this answer. But suppose 1 had found a ii-atch upon the ground, and it should be inquired how the watch happened to he in thai...
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The Works of William Paley: With a Life of the Author, Volume 1

William Paley - Theology - 1825
...; I might possibly answer that, for any thing I knew to the contrary, it had lain there for ever : nor would it perhaps be very easy to show the absurdity...had found a watch upon the ground, and it should be inquired how the watch happened to be in that place ; I should hardly think of the answer which I had...
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