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C 9

Of Justifications, Excuses and Aggravations

From p. 6. par. 1. Let us consider The evils which for the present in whereof of which
it may be worth while to allow admitt of the production
of the need not to the act in question. These
-self in the exclusion of evils which are the work either 1. of nature: or 2. of man.
evils like any others may be they what they
may, must be derived from one or other of two
sources: 1st from the agency of the powers of nature,
and 2.dly from the agency of man. Evils Any
which evils even when produced by the agency of man by whatever means produced if consider'd
may when man is consider'd rather as
an instrument in the hands of nature than as
an agent of himself may are sometimes called
calamities: but this term is more particularly
affected to such evils in the production
of which man as an intellectual agent is supposed to have no concern
and which are attributed solely to the powers
of nature. Powers of guarding Precaution against Calamity — at large Calamities may sometimes in some cases be foreseen
and guarded against; in other cases they come
upon a man unforeseen, and he can not nor is there any means
of freeing him from them before they have taken place. been incurred.
In the former cases the guarding against those calamities
is one incident purpose which may make it worth
while to admitt of acts [of which in their ordinary cases

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