Among "our young preachers just from the seminaries," Williamson complained, the old theology was eclipsed and the "new theology bids fair
to come into vogue." But Spurgeon separated from the modernists and "left the Baptist Union on account of the new theology." Williamson applauded him because he took a decided stand for orthodoxy.
It bids fair
to make the tulip mania and the Mississippi bubble look like temporary blips on an otherwise sound financial scene.
It seeks a new synthesis between reductionism and holism, as well as chance and necessity; it tries to lay a mathematical foundation for predicting the occurrence of spontaneous order while considering the role of evolution and selection; it bids fair
to bring forth a new technology of universal biochemical synthesis.
And now we have this splendid dictionary from Sheffield, which bids fair
to replace BDB and drags Old Testament lexicography, even if still screaming a little, into the modern age.
In case you have not read his brief essays in the "Notes and Comments" sections of The Atlantic Monthly recently, Cullen Murphy bids fair
to fill this painful gap.
He reported that " spirit of industry is excited by it among the lower classes of People, which bids fair
to establish the weaving of linen on a footing, extremely encouraging to the principal manufacturers." They "now get their goods returned to them wel done & in good time which before the females were employed, was frequently kept too long by the weavers as almost to render the business unworthy of their attention."(48) The appearance of female weavers at best triggered, or at least encouraged, an expansion of putting-out in Ulster's linen industry.
In short, there is a strange failure to address personal prejudices and presumptions and an authoritarian arrogation of authorial control which bids fair
to exceed the patriarchal repression detected in others.