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THE WORKS

OF THE

RIGHT HON. EDMUND BURKE,

WITH

A BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL INTRODUCTION,

AVD

PORTRAIT AFTER SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

HOLDSWORTH AND BALL, AMEN CORNER,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

MDCCCXXXIV.

694.

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CO N T E N T S.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL INTRODUCTION

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

A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the

Sublime and Beautiful; with an Introductory Discourse

concerning Taste

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Introduction. On Taste

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PART II.

SECT 1. Of the Passion caused by the Sublime

II. Tertour

111. Obscurity

iv. Of the Difference between Clearness and Obscu-

rity with regard to the Passions

(IV.) The same subject continued

v. Power

VI. Privation

VII. Vastness

VIII. Infinity

IX. Succession and Uniformity

X. Magnitude in Building

XL Infinity in pleasing Objects

XII. Difficulty

XIIL Magnificence

XIV. Light

I. Light in Building
XVI. Colour considered as productive of the Sublime
xvii. Sound and Loudness
XVIII. Suddenness
xix. Intermitting
xx. The Cries of Animals

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