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CONTENT S.

VOL.

Preliminary Difcourfe concerning the Origin of Men and of Languages.

BOOK

I.

Progrefs of Men independent of Society.

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1. Progrefs of food and population,

2. Progrefs of property,

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3. Origin and progress of commerce,

4. Origin and progress of arts,

1. Useful arts,

2. Progress of taste and of the fine arts,

5. Progrefs of manners,

VOL. II.

Sk.

6. Progress of the female fex, Appendix,

Concerning propagation of animals, and care

of progeny,

7. Progrefs and effects of luxury,

BOOK

II.

Progrefs of Men in Society.

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1. Appetite for fociety.—Origin of national so

cieties,

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127

162

162

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314

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98

109

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153

2. General

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2. General view of government,

3. Different forms of Government compared,

4. Progress of ftates from small to great, and from great to small,

5. Great and fmall states compared,

6. War and peace compared,

7. Rife and fall of patriotism,

8. Finances,

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1. General confiderations on taxes,
2. Power of impofing taxes,

3. Different forts of taxes, with their ad-
vantages and difadvantages,

4. Manner of levying taxes,

5. Rules to be obferved in taxing,

6. Taxes examined with respect to their ef

fects,

7. Taxes for advancing industry and com

merce,

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9. Military branch of government,

10. Public police with respect to the poor,

11. A great city confidered in phyfical, moral, and political views.

12. Origin and progrefs of American nations,

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III.

Progrefs of Sciences.

Sk.

1. Principles and progress of reafon,

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229

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312

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348 355

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375

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403

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T

HE Human Species is in every view an interesting subject, and has been in every age the chief enquiry of philofophers. The faculties of the mind have been explored, and the affections of the heart; but there is ftill wanting a History of the Species, in its progress from the favage ftate to its highest civilization and improvement. Above thirty years ago, I began to collect materials for that hiftory; and in the vigour of youth, did not think the undertaking too bold even for a fingle hand: but in the progress of VOL. I. A

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