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Animal food, Sir Isaac Newton's opinion of ihe introduction
of it into Egypt refuted-

- iv. 267
Animal worship, origin of, accounted for -

iii. 280
true origin of, amongst the Egyptians

iv. 183—210
images of animals first worshipped

iv. 186
afterwards the aniinals themselves

- iv, 188
various opinions of the ancients of its origin
Anscharius, St. anecdote of

ii. 378
Antoninus, Emperor, motives on which he was desirous of

initiation in the Eleusinian mysteries
observations on his reflections on the Christians, ji. 315
his reflections on death
his notion of the human soul

. 167
Apis, the symbol of the Egyptian God Osiris

iv. 186
Apollo, explanation of those oracles of his which were quoted
by Eusebius from Porphyry

ii. 36
Apollo Pythian, his oracles paralleled with the prophecies of

scripture, by Middleton
Dr. Middleton's opinion exposed

Apologue or Fable, its use in oratory
- its analogy to hieroglyphic writing

its improvement and contraction in simile and meta-

. iv, 138
its change to parable
Apotheosis, Civil, the origin of
when bestowed on deceased heroes among the Egyp-

iv. 208
Apuleius, general intention of his metamorphosis

his personal character
enquiry into his prejudices against Christianity
his motives for defending Paganism and mysteries, ii. 179
foundation of his allegory of the Golden Ass ii. 181
story of

ii. 182
moral of his story
- the corrupt state of the mysteries in his time
Arbitrary will, Zeno the patron of
Areopagus, practice of that court

remarks on the nature of that jurisdiction

conjectures on the first founding of that court
Argument internal, defined

v. 156
MAristophanes, review of the dispute between him and So-

i. 156
Aristotle, character of him and his philosophy -

iii. 100
- his opinion of the human soul

jii. 163
his distinction between mind and intellect

Ark, the fatal effects of amongst the Philistines v. 64
Arthur, King, and William ihe Conqueror, the similar outlines
of their characters

iv. 222
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Article VII. of the Church of England, an exposition of, vi. &
- directed against the Manichean error

Arts, the inventors of, where placed in Elysium, by Vir-

ii. 148
Ass carries mysteries, origin of that proverb
Astronomy Jewish, observations on-

V. 361
Atheism, examination of Bayle's arguments for
- anexamination of Plutarch's account of the origin of, iii. 228
- Plutarch's parallel between it and superstition
- Lord Bacon's parallel between it and superstition, iii. 253
Atheists, whether capable of distinguishing the moral dif-

ference of good and evil
whether deserving punishment from the hand of

the effect of his principles on his conduct compared with

the fatalist
their moral conduct accounted for

- i. 270
submary of their dispute with the divines

their opinion of the human soul
Athenians, the most religious people of Greece, ii. 6-13

of their test oath
law relating to the introduction of foreign worship, ii. 319

their behaviour in prosperity and adversity
Atomic theory, a Greek invention

iii. 177.214
Atossa, her invention of letters fabulous
Attributes Divine, examination of Lord Bolingbroke's no-

tions of
Augury of Safety, Dion Cassius's account of
Aurelius, Emperor, his opinion of the firmness of the Chris-

Austin, St. his ingenious definition of language and lel-

Author, the proper objects of his writings
-- on the knowledge of old ones from the phrases they make

v. 310
-- from the scenery introduced

V. 311

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Bacchanalian Rites, origin of the impieties committed in

ii. 62
representation of their Vigils

ji. 164
Plutarch's account of their Vigils

ii. 165
--- the Romans in their edicts against them careful not to

violate the rights of toleration
Bacchus, oath of the priestesses of
his exploits in the Indies invented to aggrandize the glory
of Alexander

iv. 228

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Bacchus, his identy confounded with Osiris

- iv.

233 reasons for proving him to be Noah Bacon, Lord Chancellor, examination of his parallel between

atheism and superstition Balaam, his prophecy, Numb. xxiv. 17, expounded - iv. 172

observation on the story of his ass - his wish to die the death of the righteous explained, v. 398 Banishment, how far a punishment for offences committed

against society Baptism, the importance of, established

v. 291 Baucis and Philemon, whence that fable derived iii. 66 Bayle, his character as a writer examination of his arguments to prove Atheism not de

structive to society his reflections on toleration Bembine Table, a description of it, contained in Ezekiel's visions

iv. 296 Bennet, secretary, how brought into disgrace Bentley, the real existence of Zaleucus, and the authenticity

of his remains defended against him Bible, how differently represented by Freethinkers, i. 178 summary view of

Y. 175 - see Scriptures. Bolingbroke, Lord, vindication of divines from his charge of

confederating with Atheists examination of some of the principles of his first philosophy

ii. 212 Montesquieu's letter respecting him his observation on the insufficiency of the Mosaic law to restrain the people, answered

v. 65 consequences of a law upon his principles

v. 67 examination of his notion concerning the omission of the

doctrine of a future state in the Mosaic Dispensation, v. 202 Bond, humorous anecdote of a forged one Brute-worship, its symbolical nature explained

- iv. 185 opinions of the ancients of the origin of it in Egypt, iv. 193 Bryant, his opinion of the origin of human sacrifices ex

ploded Buffoonry, observation on the tendency of it, illustrated

in the instances of Socrates and Lord Chancellor Hyde

i. 156, 157 Butler, ill effects resulting from his satire against fanaticism

i. 156

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Cæsar, Julius, his account of the religion of ancient


- of ancient Germany
Calf, Golden, wbat diviniiy represented by it
Calves of Dan and Bethel, why the Jews were so invincibly

attached to them
why two of them erected by Jeroboam
Canaanites, why ordered to be exterminated

. iv. 284
Canadians, remarks on their religion
Cardan, his argument to prove the doctrine of the immor-
tality of the soul destructive to society

i. 228
Casaubon, his account of the translation of the Pagan mys-

teries into the Christian religion
Cato, mentioned in the Æneis, enquiry whether the Censor
or of Utica


ji. 163
his reply to Cæsar's disavowal of the belief of a future

state, in the senate
Cavalry, the situations, proper and improper for the use

iv. 263
Caylus, Count, his opinions relating to the Egyptian cha-

- iv. 386
Celsus, his character compared with that of Origen, ii. 4.

his remark on Plato's doctrine of a future state
Cerberus, in the Eneis, explained
Ceres, Eleusinian, her temple described
Cervantes, ill consequence resulting from his satire against
Knight Errantry

i. 155
Chaos, a description of, from Berosus

ii. 116
Charlevoix, F. his sentiments rsepecting the civilization of the

North American Indians
Charon, exposition of the character of, in the Æneis, ii. 122
Cheops king of Egypt, how he raised money for the erection

of his pyramids explained
Children, the punishment of, for the crimes of their parents,
on what principle only to be vindicated

iv. 20
Chinese language, an improvement of the ancient Egyptian

iv. 123
improvement of, to its present state

its opposite progress from that of the Egyptian hierogly-
phical writing; to what owing

. iv, 127
to what the different accounts we bave received of it is

iv, 128
account of, by M. Freret

by P. Parennin
by M. Gaubil

by P. Magaillans
why not further improved -

- iv, 132
hieroglyphical marks not for words but things


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her story

ji. 389

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Chinese language, Du Halde's observations on

the reverence of the natives for their ancient cha

racters the ancient characters of, greatly venerated by the natives

iv. 383 Chinese printing, Voltaire's account of

iv. 389 Christ, remarks on the use he made of his twofold credentials,

scripture and miracles made no use of traditions

ibid. important argument drawn froin his conversation with

two disciples in their journey to Emmaus after his

resurrection an exposition of his prophecy of his first and second coming

• vi. 60 the use to be made of miracles and prophecies in proof of

his being the Messiah the light in which he was held by Pilate redemption by, had a retrospect from the fall vi. 268 an act of grace, not of debt

vi. 269 the ineans employed in that great work enquired

his sacrifice on the cross cousidered

- vi. 287 -- the Socinians opinion of the death of Christ exa

mined his account of the last judgment examined the miracle of his resurrection considered - vi. 326 his miracles of casting out devils' or evil spirits, con

sidered -- bis miracles of healing natural diseases considered, vi. 331

bis temptation considered Christian religion, how esteemed by the ancient Pagans, ii. 175 - how the evils of persecution arose in it

first received with complacency by the Pagans
first incurred hatred by claiming to be the only true re-

occasion of its being persecuted
character of by Tacitus

perseculed both by good and bad princes — the views and consequences of bringing in Pagan antiquity to assist in defending it

iii. 210 their nocturnal assemblies vindicated from the misrepre

sentations of Dr. Taylor, chancellor of Lincoln, iv. 36 - first occasion of the nocturnalassemblies of Christians, iv. 40

Pliny's doubts of the manner of proceeding against

vi. 300 vi. 313

vi. 329

vi. 332

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ii. 313 ii. 314 ii. 315 ii. 379

iv. 45 an enquiry into the methods taken by Providence to

propagate it the ignorance of the propagators, the means of advancing it D D 4


iv. 314

iv. 315

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