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certain paffages which are generally thought. obfcure. The author giving an attentive ear to every cenfure of this kind, has, in the prefent edition, renewed his efforts to correct every fuch defect; and he would gladly hope that he has not been altogether unsuccessful. The truth is, that a writer, who must be possessed of the thought before he can put it into words, is but ill qualified to judge whether the expreffion be fufficiently perfpicuous: in this particular, he must take upon himself to judge for the reader, who can much better judge for bimfelf.

June 1763.

CONTENT S.

VOLUME I.

Introduction,
Chap.

1. Perceptions and ideas in a train,
2. Emotions and passions,

Part

1. Caufes unfolded of the emotions and

paffions:

Sect.

1. Difference between emotion and
paffion.-Caufes that are the
moft common and the moft ge-
neral.-Paffion confidered as
productive of action,

2. Caufes of the emotions of joy and
forrow,

3. Sympathetic emotion of virtue,
and its caufe,

4. In many inftances one emotion is
productive of another. The
fame of paffions,

5. Caufes of the paffions of fear and

anger,

6. Emotions caused by fiction,

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2. Emotions and paffions as pleafant and
painful, agreeable and difagreeable.
Modifications of thefe qualities,

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Chap.

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15. External signs of emotions and paffions, 410

16. Sentiments,

435

17. Language of paffion,

477

VOLUME II.

18. Beauty of language,

Sect.

1. Beauty of language with refpect to
found,

2. Beauty of language with refpect to
fignification,

3. Beauty of language from a refem-
blance between found and fignifi

cation,

4. Verfification, 19. Comparisons, 20. Figures,

Sect.

1. Perfonification,

2. Apostrophe,
3. Hyperbole,

4. The means or inftrument conceived
to be the agent,

5. Afigure which, among related ob-
jects, extends the properties of one
to another,

6. Metaphor and allegory,
7. Figure of speech,

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18

83

98

182

225

226.

253

257

265

266

272

296

Table

Chap. 20. Sect. 7. continued.
Table

Pag.

1. Subjects expreffed figuratively, 303 2. Attributes expreffed figuratively,

21. Narration and defcription,
22. Epic and dramatic compofitions,
23. The three unities,

24. Gardening and architecture,
25. Standard of tafte,

Appendix. Terms defined or explained,

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