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THE

WORKS OF EDMUND BURKE,

WITH A MEMOIR.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

NEW YORK:

GEORGE DEARBORN, PUBLISHER.

SOLD BY B. & s. COLLINS, NEW YORK; HILLIARD, GRAY, & co.,
BOSTON; DESILVER, JR., & co., PHILADELPHIA; AND

CUSHING & SONS, BALTIMORE.

1835.

1895 CONTENTS.

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Infinity in pleasing Objects

62 Taste and Smell

Difficulty

ib. The Sublime and Beautiful compared

Magnificence

63

Light

ib.

PART IV.

Light in Building

64

Of the efficient cause of the Sublime and

Colour considered as productive of the

Beautiful

Sublime

ib.

Association

Sound and Loudness

ib.

Suddenness

Cause of pain and Fear

65

Continued

Intermitting

ib.

The Cries of Animals .

How the Sublime is produced

ib.

Smell and Taste. Bitters and Stenches ib.

How Pain can be a cause of Delight

Exercise necessary for the finer Organs

Feeling. Pain

66

Why things not dangerous sometimes

produce a passion like Terrour

PART III.

Why visual objects of great dimensions

are Sublime

Of Beauty

66

Unity, why requisite to Vastness

Proportion not the cause of Beauty in The artificial Infinite

Vegetables

67

The vibrations must be similar

Proportion not the cause of Beauty in

The effects of succession in visual objects

Animals

68

explained

Proportion not the cause of Beauty in

Locke's opinion concerning Darkness con-

the Human Species

69

sidered

Proportion further considered

71

Darkness terrible in its own nature

Fitness not the cause of Beauty

72

Why darkness is terrible

The real effects of Fitness

73

The effects of Blackness

The Recapitulation

74

The effects of Blackness moderated

Perfection not the cause of Beauty ib.

The physical cause of Love

How far the idea of Beauty may be ap-

Why Smoothness is Beautiful

plied to the qualities of the mind ib.

Sweetness, its nature

How far the idea of Beauty may be ap-

Sweetness relaxing

plied to virtue

75

Variation why beautiful

The real cause of Beauty

ib.

Concerning Smallness

Beautiful objects small

ib.

Of Colour

Smoothness

76

Gradual Variation

ib.

PART V.

Delicacy

ib.

Beauty in colour

77 Of Words

Recapitulation

ib. The common effect of Poetry, not by rais-

The Physiognomy

ib. ing ideas of things

The Eye

ib. General words before ideas-

Ugliness

78 The effect of Words

Grace

ib. Examples that words may affect without

Elegance and Speciousness

ib. raising images

The Beautiful in Feeling

ib. Poetry not strictly an imitative art

The Beautiful in Sounds

79 How Words influence the Passions

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