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MIRACLES AND SPECIAL PROVIDENCES. 69

Having thus submitted Mr. Mozley’s views to the ex-
amination which they challenged at the hands of a student
of the order of Nature, I am unwilling to quit his book
Without expressing my high admiration and reSpect for his
ability. His failure, as I consider it to be, must, I think,
await all attempts, however able, to deal with the material
universe by logic and imagination, unaided by experiment
and observation. With regard to the style of the book, I
willingly subscribe to the description with which the Times
winds up its able and appreciative review. “ It is marked
throughout with the most serious and earnest conviction,
but is without a single word from first to last of asperity or
insinuation against opponents, and this not from any de-
ficiency of feeling as to the importance of the issue, but
from a deliberate and resolutely maintained self-control,
and from an overruling, ever-present sense of the duty, on
themes like these, of a more than judicial calmness.” 1

[To the argument regarding the quantity of the mirac-
ulous, introduced at page 52, Mr. Mozley has done me the
honor of publishing a reply in the seventh volume of the
Contemporary Reviews—J. T., 1871.]

‘ See Appendix at the end of the book.

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