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Nosa d'Achurch - 1882

ELEMENTS

O F

CRITICISM.

VOLUME II.

By Henry Home

( Lord Hames)

EDINBURGH:

Printed for A. MILLAR, London;

AND

A. KINCAID & J. BELL, Edinburgh.

MDCCLXII.

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ELEMENTS

O F

CRITICIS M.

CHA P. X.

Congruity and Propriety.

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AN is diftinguished from the brute creation, not more remarkably by the fuperiority of

his rational faculties, than by the greater delicacy of his perceptions and feelings. With refpect to the grofs pleafures of fense, man probably has little fuperiority over other animals. Some obfcure perception of beauty may also fall to their share. But they are probably not acquainted with the more delicate conceptions of regularity, order, uniformity, or congruity. Such

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