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INTRODUCTION, containing a Sceptical View of the
1. In its Principles.
2. In Building, Furniture, Gardening, and Dress.
3. In imitative Art.
4. In Style.
5. In the Productions of Nature.
6. Of the Word Beauty.
7. Applied to intellectual as well as sensible Qualities.
8. Variations in its Meaning.
9. As to the Sexes in Mankind.
10. Mr. Hume's Opinion considered.
11. Sexual Tastes of Brutes.
12. Double meaning of the Word Taste.
PART 1 OF SENSATION
CHAP. I. OF THE SENSE OF TASTE.
1. Its Organs.
2. Primary or simple Sensation.
5. In different Individuals. .
6. Mixed Flavours.
7 and 8. Vitiated and morbid Palates.
9. Their Pleasures and Habits.
10. Why fixed and indispensable,
11. Intoxicating Qualities,
CHAP. II. OF SMELL.
1. Its Organs and their Modes of Action.
2. Connected with mental Sympathies in Brutes.
3. In Dogs.
4. In Oxen.
5. Mr. Burke's Opinion considered.
6. Sexual Sympathies of Brutes.
CHAP. III. OF TOUCH,
1. Its Modes and Limits--Smoothness.
2. Sexual Sympathies-- Irritation.
4. Sir Joshua Reynolds's Position confirmed.
5. Internal Stimuli.
6. External Stimuli in Plants.
7. Sensation of Plants, organic Sensations in general.
8. Have no Resemblance to Objects or Ideas. Evi-
dence of Sense.
9. Ideas according to Plato.
11. Its Origin.
12. Inverted Action of the Nerves. Cessation.
13. Various Pleasures of Cessation or inverted Action.,
CHAP. IV. OF HEARING,
1. Organs and Modes of Action.
2. Sound -how conveyed.
3. Its Nature and Causes.
4. Its Effects, Modes, and Degrees of Irritation.
5. Simple and mixed Tones.
6. Connected with Mental Sympathies in Animals.
7. In Mankind.
8. Expression in Music.
9. Articulate Sounds.
11. Compared with Music.
12. Measure and Quantity.
13. How violated in the dead Languages.
14. How far addressed to organic Sense.
15. Musical and Poetical Melody.
16. Distance and Direction of Sounds.
17. Their Grandeur and Sublimity.
CHAP. V. OF SIGHT.
1. Its Causes.
2. Primary Effects. Projection.
4. Visible Magnitude.
5. Error of Mr. Burke.
6. Irritation-its Effects on the Organ.
7. Pleasures and Pains. Colours.
8. Reflected and refracted Lights. Effects of Colours,
simple and mixed.
9. Sensual or visible Beauty.
10. Degrees of Sensibility in the Organs.
11, 12. Smoothness, Sharpness, and Brilliancy in polish-
ed and transparent Objects.
13. In the Coats of Animals.
14. In Buildings, Gardens, Pieces of Water, &c.
16. General Principles of visible Beauty.
17. Illustrated by particular Instances. Deceptions of
18. Mixed Qualities and Sensations-how separated.
19. Adverse Opinions of Mr. Price and Boileau.
21. Mixed Qualities and Sensations further explained.
22. Consequence of Mr. Burke's Doctrine of Beauty.
23. Mr. Burke's System compared with that of Sir Jo-
24. The latter further examined. Mental Sympathies.
5 Beauties of Colour and Form in Animals.
26. Appropriated Beauties of particular Kinds, depending
on Habit. Irregularity
27. Sexual Predilections-their Influence and Effects.
28. Force of Light--as reflected.
29. As acting directly upon the Eye. Mr. Burke's
30. Darkness. Mr. Burke's Notion of it examined.
31. Other Privations compared with it.
32. Difficulty of considering Sensation alone.
33. Particularly in Vision.