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" I protest that if some great Power would agree to make me always think what is true and do what is right, on condition of being turned into a sort of clock and wound up every morning before I got out of bed, I should instantly close with the offer. "
Essays and Addresses, 1900-1903 ... - Page 37
by Sir John Avebury - 1903 - 296 pages
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The Sword and the trowel; ed. by C.H. Spurgeon

London metrop. tabernacle - 1885
...many of us have at times felt with him : — " I protest," he said, " that if some great power would agree to make me always think what is true, and do...sort of clock, and wound up every morning before I get oat of bed, I should instantly close with the offer." We might venture to suggest whether some...
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The Religious Magazine and Monthly Review, Volume 46

Unitarianism - 1871
...Men's Christian Society at Cambridge, Dr. Huxley writes, " I protest that if some great power would agree to make me always think what is true, and do...should instantly close with the offer. The only freedom that I care about is the freedom to do right ; the that is, ever to have been said by Dr. Huxley, a...
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Lay sermons, addresses and reviews

Thomas Henry Huxley - 1870 - 378 pages
...'machine capable of adjusting itself within certain limits. I protest that if some great Power would agree to make me always think what is true and do...should instantly close with the offer. The only freedom 1 care about is the freedom to do right ; the freedom to do wrong I am ready to part with on the cheapest...
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Scribners Monthly, Volume 15

Literature - 1878
...Huxley pithily expresses the necessitarian doctrine when he protests, "that if some great power would agree to make me always think what is true and do...of bed, I should instantly close with the offer." Positivism, notorious as it has become, has few adherents of any mark. Since Comte, the names of only...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 22

1870
...machine capable of adjusting itself within certain limits. I protest that if some great Power would agree to make me always think what is true and do what is right, 0n condition of being turned into a sort of clock and wound up every morning before I got out of bed,...
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The Baptist Quarterly, Volume 5

Lucius Edwin Smith, Henry Griggs Weston - Baptists - 1871
...makes the following practical proposition : " I protest," he says, " that if some great power would agree to make me always think what is true, and do...of bed, I should instantly close with the offer." We think it would be hard for Prof. Huxley to show, on his own ground, that he is not already moved...
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The Preacher's Lantern, Volume 1

Preaching - 1871
...the Spectator when it was delivered, he expresses a wish that some great power would always make him think what is true and do what is right, on condition...a sort of clock, and wound up every morning before he got out of bed: he says, "I should instantly close with the offer." It is not a noble view of the...
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modern scepticism

c.j. ellicott - 1871
...a mistake. * Professor Huxley considers that man is a bungle. At all events he would be glad to be "turned into a sort of clock, and wound up every morning before he got out of bed," on condition that he should always "think what is true, and do what is right."...
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The Infinite and the Finite

Theophilus Parsons - Infinite - 1872 - 186 pages
...Association of Cambridge, England, he speaks of freedom thus : " I protest that if some great Power would agree to make me always think what is true and do...of bed, I should instantly close with the offer." Now these few words show plainly, first, that Professor Huxley is conscious of possessing Freedom,...
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The Infinite and the Finite

Theophilus Parsons - Infinite - 1872 - 186 pages
...would :...,' .' '.i >"".'-" <i'>S' .... agree to make me always think what is true and do $t''f i' what is right, on condition of being turned into a...of bed, I should instantly close with the offer." Now these few words show plainly, first, that ,. , . Professor Huxley is conscious of possessing Freedom,...
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