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ARGUMENT of the SECOND Book,
Reflections suggested by the conclusion of the former book.
Peace among the nations recommended on the ground of their common fellowship in forrow. — Prodigies enumerated.-- Sicilian earthquakes - Man rendered obnoxious to these catemities by fin. — God the agent in them. --The philosophy that stops at secondary causes, reproved.--Our own late miscarriages accounted for --Satirical notice taken of cur trips to Fontainbleau-But the pulpit, not satire, the proper engine of reformation. - The Reverend Advertiser of engraved sermons: - Petit-maître parfon. -The good preacher.--Pięture of a theatrical clerical coxcomb. Story-tellers and jefters in the pulpit reproved. — Apostrophe to popular applaufe
. Retailers of ancient philosophy expoftulated with. - Sum of the whole matter. – Effects of sacerdotal mismanagement on the laity. --Their folly and extravagance. — The mischiefs of profufion. - Profusion itself, with all its consequent evils, ascribed, as to its principal cause, to the want of discipline in the Universities.
Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness,
and outrage with which earth is fill’d.
That falls asunder at the touch of fire.
He finds his fellow guilty of a skin
No: dear as freedom is, and in my heart's
part us, are emancipate and loos’d.
Sure there is need of social intercourse, Benevolence, and peace, and mutual aid, Between the nations, in a world that seems To toll the death-bell of its own decease,