The deistical movement was not really defeated.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
The Deistical writers attracted attention out of all proportion to their literary merit.
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
Leland, Dr., his book (View of Deistical Writers) the best on the subject, vii.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
Leland on the deistical writers, and Paley's Evidences, and others, I read after.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
He found in the deistical literature of England everything that could suit his taste and ambition.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
Brought up as a Catholic, he had gradually swung into vague deistic belief.
"Alexander Pope" by Leslie Stephen
Ay, and many a Deistical writer of high repute now in the world.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2" by John Wilson
Voltaire was deistic in belief, in no sense atheistic.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Alletz, suppressed in France and other Catholic kingdoms on account of its deistical opinions.
"Notes and Queries, Number 69, February 22, 1851" by Various
Such a deistic materialism approaches pantheism nearly.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy