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No constitution can preserve itself, ix. 112. The whole
scheme of the English constitution is to prevent any one
of its principles from going too far, vi. 258. Was nat
suddenly formed, 261. Commendation of it by Mon-
tesquieu, 263, 4. Only means of its subversion, what,
vii. 275. Eulogy on it, v. 436. viii: 49. X. 104. Danger
of disgracing the frame and constitution of the state,
Constitutional Society, what, v. 31.
Conti, de, Prince, observations on his conduct, vii. 157.
Contract, an implied one always between the labourer and his
employer, vii. 380.
Contracting parties, not necessary that they should have
different interests, vii. 382.
Control, and exercise of authority, contradictory, vi. 204.
Convocation of the clergy, though a part of the constitution,
now called for form only, iii. 181.
Conway, General, moves the repeal of the American Stamp
Act, ii. 403. 405. 407.
Cornwallis, Lord, extracts from the account of his trial, xiv.
Cornrvallis, Lord, his evidence at the trial of Warren Hastings,
Coronation Oath, observations on it, with respect to the
Roman Catholicks, vi. 319-27.
Corporate bodies, importance of them, v. 286. 294.
Corruption of nature and exainple, the only security against
it, what, iii. 196, 7.
Corruption in pecuniary matters, the suspicion of it how to be
avoided, iv. 300.
Cossim Ally Cawn, his character and conduct, xiii. 100.
Country, love of, remarks on it, xv. 346.
Credit and Power, incompatible, ii. 132.
Crimes, the acts of individuals not of denominations, iii. 418.
According to the criminal law, what, ix. 373.
Cromwell, brief character of him, v. 102, 3. His conduct in
the appointment of judges, vi. 15, 16. His conduct in
government, 45. His government contrasted with that
of Charles II. vii. 196.
Cross, the form of it not so grand in architecture as the
parallelogram, i. 183.
Crown, the influence of it, what, ii. 229. Inheritable nature
of it, v. 59. Maintained at the Revolution, 56. The
only legitimate channel of communication with other
nations, vii. 223.
Crusade, origin and progress of it, x. 420-2.
Curfew, the origin and policy of it, x. 402.
Curiosity, the first and simplest emotion of the human mind,
General observations on it, 122.
Custom, observations on it, i. 221. Not the cause of pleasure,
Cyprus, account of the conquest of it by Richard I. X. 492.
Danger and pain, with certain modifications, delightful, i. 134.
The sense of it an attendant of the sublime, 158. The
danger of any thing very dear to us, removes all other
affections from the mind, vi. 115.
Darkness, terrible in its own nature, i. 278. Why? 279.
Mr. Locke's opinion concerning it, considered, 276.
Darkness and gloom necessary to the sublime in build-
ing, 192. More productive of sublime ideas than light,
Davis, Sir John, bis statement of the policy of the English
government with regard to Ireland, iii. 82. vi. 336,
Day, not so sublime as night, i. 193.
Debi Sing, his character, xiii. 299-302.
Debt, interest of, the only thing that can distress a nation,
Debts, civil, faults of the law with regard to them, iii. 376.
Observations on publick debts, v. 281.
Deceitful men can never repent, vi. 10.
Declaration of Right, contains the principles of the Revoll-
tion of 1688, v. 50. Framed by Lord Somers, 53. Pro-
ceeds upon the principle of reference to antiquity, 75-8.
Defensive measures, though vigorous at first, relax by de-
grees, vii. 57. Necessary considerations with regard to
them, ix. 111.
Definitions, frequently fallacious, i. 97.
Deformity not opposed to beauty, but to complete, common
form, i. 220.
Deity, idea of power the most striking of his attributes, i. 174.
Delamere, Lord, extract from the account of his trial, xiv. 318.
Delight, what, i. 129. How derived from terror, 263. Com-
pared with pleasure, 128. Derived sometimes from the
misfortunes of others, 142. The attendant of every pas-
sion which animates us to any active purpose, 143.
Democracy, no example in modern times of a considerable
one, V. 230. An absolute one, not to be reckoned among
the legitimate forms of government, 230, 1. Aristotle's
observation on the resemblance between a democracy
and a tyranny, 231. Vice of the ancient democracies,
V. 370. The foodful nurse of ambition, vi, 204.
Departments in France, origin of them, v. 312.
Depth has a grander effect than height, i. 179.
Description, verbal, a means of raising a stronger emotion than
painting, i. 162.
Desirable things, always practicable, iii. 343.
Despotism, nature of it, ii. 231. xiii. 166-8.
D’Espreminel, the illustrious French magistrate, murdered
by the revolutionists, ix. 38.
Dialogue, advantages and disadvantages of it as a mode of
argumentation, ix. 165, 6.
Difference in taste, commonly so called, whence, i. 107, 8.
Difficulty, a source of greatness in taste, i. 187. Difficulty
in morals, importance and advantage of it, v. 301, 2.
Dignity national, no standard for rating the conditions of
peace, viii. 107.
Dimension, greatness of, a powerful cause of the sublime,
i. 179. Necessary to the sublime in building, 185. But
incompatible with beauly, 297.
Dinagepore, Rajah of, account of him, xvi. 318.
Diogenes, anecdote of him, vi. 73, 4.
Directory, the, by whom settled, x. 14. Rejected at the
Disappointment, what, i. 130.
“ Discontents,” thoughts on the cause of the present, ii. 217.
Produced by a system of favouritism, 259.
Discretion, Lord Coke's remark on it, vi. 359.
Discretionary powers of the monarch should be exercised
upon publick principles, ii. 260.
Discrimination, a coarse one, the greatest enemy to accuracy
of judgment, vii. 388.
Dissenters, observations on the Test Act against them, vi. 325.
Distress, great, never teaches wise lessons to mankind, vi. 12.
Distrust, advantages of it, vii. 166.
Disunion in Government, mischief of it, ii, 204.
Divorce, observations on, viii. 176.
Doomsday Book, origin and nature of it, x. 402.
“ Double Cabinet," what, ii. 232, Nature and design of it,
240. Mischievous conduct of it, 271. How recommended
at court, 279. Its operation upon Parliament, 286. Sin-
gular doctrine propagated by it, 329.
Drama, hints for an essay on it, X. 147.
Dramatic writing, difficulty of it, x. 147. Origin of it, 152, 3 ;
Druids, some account of their origin and character, X. 186.
The opinion that their religion was founded on the unity
of the Godhead, confuted, 198.
Dryden, his translation of a passage in Virgil, viii. 276.
Du Bos, his erroneous theory respecting the effect of paint.
ing, on the passions, i. 163.
M. de la Tour, his account of the state of the army
in France, v. 375.
Dunkirk, demolition of, ii, 187.
Dunning, Mr. brief character of him, iii. 394.
Durham, county palatine of, misgoverned until the reign of
Charles II. iii. 89.
Duty, people do not like to be told of it, vi. 202. Dependent
on the will, 204. Determined by our lot in life, iv. 44.
208. Effectual execution of it, how to be secured,
East India Company, origin of it, xiii. 26 System of its
service, 29. . A fundamental part of their constitution,
that the whole shall be a written government, 53. Two
sources of its power, 22. Its negotiations with govern.
ment, ii. 125. Observations on their charter, iv. 9. Ex-
tent and population of their possessions, 16-19. Ob.
servations on their conduct, 20. Their treatment of the
nations indirectly subject to their authority, 44. 85.
Concise view of the proceedings of the House of Com-
mons relative to them, 159-181.
East Indies, origin of the extensive British possessions there,
iv. 161, note.
Easter, whence the name derived, x. 261. Disputes about
the time of celebrating it, promote the study of astro-
Ecclesiastical establishment in England, observations on it,
Ecclesiastical investitures, origin and nature of them, X. 437.
Economy and war not easily reconciled, ii. 59. Difficulty of
attempting a plan of it, iii. 232-36. Admirable system of
it, in France, by Necker, 238-44. Rules for a proper
plan of it, 255-7. Things prescribed by the principles
of radical economy, 285. Political economy had its ori.
gin in England, viii. 27. Description of real economy,
Education, effect of it on the colonists in America, iii. 54.
Description of a good one, vi. 30. xvi. 268.
Edward the Confessor, his character and conduct, x. 310.
Election, popular, of magistrates, importance of it, ii. 263.
Right of, what, 304. Mischief of a frequent election,
319. x. 77. The charge of it, an important considera-
Elizabeth, sister of Louis XVI. murdered by the French regi-
cides, ix. 40.
Empires, do not fall by their own weight, ix. 23.
Emphyteusis of the Romans, nature of it, ix. 390.
Englanıl, its constant policy with regard to France, vii. 109,
10. Eulogy on its constitution, viii. 49.
take the greatest share in any confederacy against France,
vii. 109. viii. 91, 2. Natural representation of the peo-
ple, what it is, 141. Nature of its monarchy, iii. 257-9.
Enmity, when avowed is always felt, ix. 59.
Enthusiasm, excited by other causes besides religion, viii. 237.
Eostre, a goddess worshipped by the Saxons, x. 260.
Epicureans, tolerated by the rest of the Heathen world,
X. 32, 3. Their system of physics, the most rational of
antiquity, x. 278.' Why discredited, ibid.
Equity, criminal, a monster in jurisprudence, ii. 297. .
Established Religion of the State, has often torn to pieces
the civil establishment, ix. 395. Method adopted by the
constitution respecting those publick teachers, who are
to receive the support of the state, X. 13.
Established Church, ought to be defended, x. 37,8.
Establishment, legal, grounds of a legislative alteration of it,
Etiquette, advantages of it, viii. 329.
Europe, general division of it, previous to the universul diffu-
sion of the Roman power, x. 165. The original inha-
bitants of Greece and Italy of the same race with the
people of Northern Europe, 167. View of the state of
Europe at the time of the Norman invasion, 369.
Eviderice, circumstantial, remarks on it, xiv. 397.
Example, the only argument of effect in civil life, ii., 296.
The only security against a corrupt one, what, iii, 196, 7.
The school of mankind, ii. 205. viii. 197.
Executions, publick, observations on them, ix. 268.
Exercise, necessary to the finer organs, i. 265.
· Expression, a clear one different from a strong one, i. 320, 1.
Eye, the, wlien beautiful, i. 244.
Eyre, Sir Robert, (Solicitor General) extract from his speech
at the trial of Dr. Sacheverel, vi. 170.