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Biographical And Critical Introduction i

A Vindication of Natural Society: or, a View of the Miseries
ud Evils arising to Mankind from every Species of Arti-
ficial Society 1

A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the

Sublime and Beautiful; with an Introductory Discourse

concerning Taste 22

Introduction. On Taste 24


Ssct. I. Novelty 30

n. Pain and Pleasure - ib.

Hi. The Difference between the Removal of Pain and

positive Pleasure - 31

iv. Of Delight and Pleasure, as opposed to each other ib.

v. Joy and Grief - 32

vi. Of the Passions which belong to Self-preservation ib.

vii. Of the Sublime ib.

Tin. Of the Passions which belong to Society - - 33

ix. The final cause of the Difference between the Pas-

sions belonging to Self-preservation, and those which

regard the Society of the Sexes ib,

x. Of Beauty a.

Xl Society and Solitude 34

Xil Sympathy, Imitation, and Ambition - - - it.

Xiii. Sympathy ib.

xiv. The Effects of Sympathy in the Distresses or others t».

xv. Of the Effects of Tragedy 3S

xvi. Imitation 30

xvii. Ambition ib.

Xviii. Recapitulation ib.

xix. The Conclusion 37


Sxct I. Of the Passion caused by the Sublime . 38

Ii. Terrour ,-*.

Ml Obscurity ib.

iv. Of the Difference between Clearness and Obscu-

rity with regard to the Passions .... 39

[iv.] The same subject continued - - - ib.

v Power 40

vi. Privation 42

Vii. Vastness ib.

Viii. Infinity 43

ix. Succession and Uniformity ib.

x. Magnitude in Building 44

Xl Infinity in pleasing Objects - - ib.

Xii. Difficulty «.

Xiil Magnificence ib.

xiv. Light 45

xv. Light in Building ib.

xvi. Colour considered as productive of the Sublime - it.

xvii. Sound and Loudness 46

Xviii. Suddenness ib.

xix. Intermitting ib.

xx. The Cries of Animals ib.


Sect. Xxi. Smell and Taste. Bitters and Stenches - 47

xxil. Feeling. Pain ib.


Sect. I. Of Beauty 47

II. Proportion not the Cause of Beauty in Vegetables 48

III. Proportion not the Cause of Beauty in Animals - 49

iv. Proportion not the Cause of Beauty in the Human

Species t».

v. Proportion further considered si

vi. Fitness not the cause of Beauty - - - - 52

vii. The real Effects of Fitness 53

viii. The Recapitulation ib.

ix. Perfection not the Cause of Beauty - - - 54

x. How far the Idea or Beauty may be applied to the

Qualities of the Mind ib.

1 Xl.How far the Idea or Beauty may be applied to

Virtue - it.

Xii. The real Cause or Beauty ib.

Xiil Beautiful Objects small 55

xiv. Smoothness ib.

xv. Gradual Variation it.

xvi. Delicacy 58

xvii. Beauty in Colour ib.

Xviii. Recapitulation ib.

xix. The Physiognomy a.

xx. The Eye ib.

xxi. Ugliness 57

xxii. Grace ib.

Xxiii. Elegance and Speciousness - - - ib.

xxiv. The Beautiful in Feeling ib.

xxv. The Beautiful in Sounds 58

xxvi. Taste and Smell it.

Xxvii. The Sublime and Beautiful compared - - ib.


Sect. I. Of the efficient Cause or the Sublime and Beauti-

ftil 59

11. Association ib.

in. Cause or Pain and Fear 60

iv. Continued ib.

v. How the Sublime is produced ib.

vi. How Pain can be a Cause or Delight - - - 61

vii. "Exercise necessary for the finer Organs. - - ib.

Viii. Why things not dangerous sometimes produce a

Passion like Terrour ib.

ix. Why visual Objects or great Dimensions are sub-
lime ti.

x. Unity, why requisite to Vastness - - - - 62

xi. The artificial Infinite ib.

Xii. The Vibrations must be similar - 63

Xiil The Effects of Succession in visual objects ex-
plained ib.

xiv. Locke's Opinion concerning Darkness considered ib.

xv. Darkness terrible in its own nature - - - 64

xvi. Why Darkness is terrible ib.

Xvii. The Effects or Blackness 65

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