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on Individuals, and to Society at large...
A mere Acquaintance with the proper Technical Terms,
and a Knowledge of Scientific Arrangement, not the true and most important Objects of this Study. A milder and more noble View of the Subject. Of the Elements
terest. On the Nature of Animals. Objections to
Illustrations to prove the Truth of what has been ad
vanced in the preceding Chapter, in respect to the Mental Capacities of what are termed the Inferior Animals..
Some important Reflexions, arising from a Considera
tion of the Nature of Animals. On the State of Man. His Free Agency. Predestination. The Doctrines of Chance. Atheism....
On the Extent of Man's Dominion over animated Na.
ture, and of the Caution he ought to observe against abusing his Power. On the Sense of Pain in inferior Animals
Man considered as the Vicegerent of God upon Earth.
Some of his Duties connected with u Knowledge of the Nature of Animals. How far Inferior Creatures have been created for the Use of Man. On the Relations which Animals bear to each other, and the Checks which restrain their Numbers within due Limits.
On the Utility of different Animals in the Creation.
Locusts. Mosquitoes. Ostrich. Hints to explain the Principle of Action in those Animals, which, having no Responsibility, can have no blame · 147
Further Observations on the Utility of Animals ; illus
trated by more familiar and obvious Instances. Of the Swallow. Common Earth-worms, Viper, and Toad. The smallest and weakest of Animals are of infinite Importance
A few Remarks on the Abstract Principle of Pleasure
and Pain, as it Affects or Governs some part of the Animal World .
Of the Change of Matter that is continually taking
place throughout the Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral Kingdoms
Conclusion, and Recapitulation. •