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" Our province is virtue and religion, life and manners ; the science of improving the temper, and making the heart better. This is the field assigned us to cultivate : how much it has lain neglected is indeed astonishing. "
The English Journal of Education - Page 43
1847
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Fifteen Sermons Preached at the Rolls Chapel

Joseph Butler - Sermons, English - 1726 - 312 pages
...Comparifon of that which related to Morals. Our Province is Virtue and Religion," Life and Manners 3 the Science of improving the Temper, and making the Heart better. This is the Field affigned us to cultivate : How much it has lain neglected is indeed aftonifhing. Virtue is demonftrably...
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Fifteen Sermons Preached at Rolls Chapel: To which is Added Six Sermons ...

Joseph Butler - Sermons, English - 1749 - 480 pages
...labouring after, and laying Strefs upon other Knowledge, in Comparifon of that which related to Morals. Our Province is Virtue and Religion, Life and Manners...Temper, and making the Heart better. This is the Field affigned us to cultivate : How much it has lain neglected is indeed aftonifhing. Virtue is demonftrably...
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The Works of the Right Reverend Father in God, Joseph Butler: To which is ...

Joseph Butler, Samuel Hallifax - Theology - 1838 - 615 pages
...labouring after, and laying stress upon other knowledge, in comparison of that which related to morals. Our province is virtue and religion, life and manners...proceeding from a good principle, temper, or heart. Overt-acts are entirely in our power. What remains is, that we learn to keep our heart; to govern and...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1839
...understanding.' This is the only wisdom which man should aspire after, as hiз work and business — Our province is virtue and religion, life and manners;...the field assigned us to cultivate: how much it has been neglected, is indeed astonishing. Virtue is demonstrably the happiness of man : it consists in...
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The Practical Nature of the Doctrines and Alleged Revelations Contained in ...

Augustus Clissold - New Jerusalem Church - 1839 - 245 pages
...exclusively occupied in answering every cavil that may be brought forward."— Whatehfs Bampton Lectures. " Our province is virtue and religion, life and manners;...improving the temper and making the heart better." — Bishop Butler's Sermon upon Hie Ignorance of Man, BOSTON: PUBLISHED BY OTIS CLAPP, 121 WASHINGTON...
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Memoirs of the Life, Character and Writings of Joseph Butler, Late Lord ...

Thomas Bartlett - 1839 - 526 pages
...us, therefore, in opposition to the dreams of vain speculation, of enthusiasm, or infidelity, that, "our province is virtue and religion, life and manners...improving the temper, and making the heart better;" and that, " this is the field assigned us to cultivate ;" — and, while he points out, that attainments...
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The Christian reformer; or, Unitarian magazine and review [ed. by ..., Volume 6

Robert Aspland - 1839
...happiness." And again in the 18th, on the Ignorance of Man, which is to me one of the most interesting, "Virtue is demonstrably the happiness of man ; it...proceeding from a good principle, temper or heart." This account of virtue leads me to remark, what your correspondent L. will remember, that I entered...
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The Works of the Right Reverend Father in God, Joseph Butler, D.C.L., Late ...

Joseph Butler, Samuel Halifax - Sermons, English - 1844
...labouring after, and laying stress upon other knowledge, in comparison of that which related to morals. Our province is virtue and religion, life and manners...proceeding from a good principle, temper, or heart. Overt-acts are entirely in our power. What remains is, that we learn to keep our heart ; to govern...
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The Biblical repositor (and quarterly observer) [afterw.] The American ...

Edward Robinson - 1847
...which the pious believer possesses, is amply sufficient for all the exigencies of our present state. " Our province is virtue and religion, life and manners...better. This is the field assigned us to cultivate." l Let us not presume to explore the vast designs of the Almighty ; it is not our province : and much...
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The Biblical Repository and Classical Review

Religion - 1847
...which the pious believer possesses, is amply sufficient for all the exigencies of our present state. " Our province is virtue and religion, life and manners...better. This is the field assigned us to cultivate." * Let us not presume to explore the vast designs of the Almighty ; it is not our province : and much...
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