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PRINTED FOR BELL & BRADFUTE, AND w. BLACKwoon, EDINBURGH ;
AND T. CADELL; LONGMAN, HURST, & CO. ; J. CUTHELL ; J. NUNN ;

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EDINBURGH : Printed by James Walker.

CONTENTS

PART I.

ressAY PAGE

..I. Or the Delicacy of Taste and Passion ......................... 3

II. Of the Liberty of the Press ........................................ 8

III. That Politics may be reduced to a Science .................... 12

IV. Of the First Principles of Government........................ 27

V. Of the Origin of Government ................................... 32

VI. Of the Independence of Parliament ............................ 37

VMI. Whether the British Government inclines to Absolute Mo-

narchy, or to a Republic ....................................... 42

VIII. Of Parties in general ............................................ 49

IX. Of the Parties of Great Britain .............................. .. 58

X. Of Superstition and Enthusiasm ............................... 67.

XI. Of the Dignity or Meanness of Human Nature .............. 73

XII. Of Civil Liberty .................................................. 81

XIII. Of Eloquence ...................................................... 91

XIV. Of the Rise and Progress of the Arts and Sciences ........ 104

XV. The Epicurean ................................................... 131

XVI. The Stoic .......................................................... 140

XVII. The Platonist ..................................................... 150

XVIII. The Sceptic ................................................ ...... 155

XIX. Of Polygamy and Divorces .................................... 178

XX. Of Simplicity and Refinement in Writing ................... 188

XXI. Of National Characters ........................................ 194

XXII. Of Tragedy .............. ----------------------------- . ......... 211

XXIII. Qf the Standard of Taste ............................... ....... 221

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