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ON THE SUBLIME AND BEAUTIFUL.-PART II.
SECT. I. Of the Passion caused by the Sublime
IV. Of the Difference between Clearness and Obscurity with
[Iv.] The same subject continued .
XI. Infinity in pleasing Objects
XVI. Colour considered as productive of the Sublime
ON THE SUBlime and BEAUTIFUL.-PART III.
II. Proportion not the Cause of Beauty in Vegetables
III. Proportion not the Cause of Beauty in Animals
v. Proportion further considered
VI. Fitness not the cause of Beauty
SECT. VIII. The Recapitulation.
IX. Perfection not the cause of Beauty
x. How far the Idea of Beauty may be applied to the Quali-
XI. How far the Idea of Beauty may be applied to Virtue
ON THE SUBLIME AND BEAUTIFUL.-PART IV.
SECT. I. Of the efficient Cause of the Sublime and Beautiful
v. How the Sublime is produced
VII. Exercise necessary for the finer Organs
VIII. Why things not dangerous sometimes produce a Passion
IX. Why visual Objects of great Dimensions are sublime
x. Unity, why requisite to Vastness
XII. The Vibrations must be similar
XIII. The Effects of Succession in visual objects explained
XIV. Locke's Opinion concerning Darkness considered
SECT. XVIII. The Effects of Blackness moderated
XIX. The physical Cause of Love
xx. Why Smoothness is beautiful
XXIII. Variation, why beautiful
III. General Words before Ideas
v. Examples that Words may affect without raising Images
VI. Poetry not strictly an imitative Art
SHORT ACCOUNT OF A LATE SHORT ADMINISTRATION
OBSERVATIONS ON A LATE PUBLICATION, INTituled The PRESENT
THOUGHTS ON THE CAUSE of the Present DISCONTENTS
SPEECHES AT MR. BURKE'S ARRIVAL AT BRISTOL, AND AT THE
BEFORE the philosophical works of Lord BOLINGBROKE had appeared, great things were expected from the leisure of a man, who, from the splendid scene of action in which his talents had enabled him to make so conspicuous a figure, had retired to employ those talents in the investigation of truth. Philosophy began to congratulate herself upon such a proselyte from the world of business, and hoped to have extended her power under the auspices of such a leader. In the midst of these pleasing expectations, the works themselves at last appeared in full body, and with great pomp. Those who searched in them for new discoveries in the mysteries of nature; those who expected something which might explain or direct the operations of the mind; those who hoped to see morality illustrated and enforced; those who looked for new helps to society and government; those who desired to see the characters and passions of mankind delineated; in short, all who consider such things as philosophy, and require some of them at least in every philosophical work, all these were certainly disappointed; they found the landmarks of science precisely in their former places: and they thought they received but a poor recompense for this disappointment, in seeing every mode of religion attacked in a lively manner, and the foundation of every virtue, and of all government, sapped with great art and much ingenuity. What advantage do we derive from such writings? What delight can a man find in employing a capacity which might be usefully exerted for the noblest purposes, in a sort of sullen labour, in which, if the author could succeed, he is obliged to own, that nothing could be more fatal to mankind than his success?
I cannot conceive how this sort of writers propose to com