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On abstemiousness and excess. The disadvantage and
advantage of fasting.- A moderate gratification of
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Extravagance among the ancients. — The disadvantage
arising from extravagance. — The evil of incurring
ON INDUSTRY AND IDLENESS.
Reflections on the flight of time. The advantages of
industry. - Instances of diligence in eminent men.The evils of idleness. Laziness a disease. Instances of idleness
THE NATURE OF THE HUMAN MIND.
The dissimilar opinions which have arisen respecting
the mind. — Wisdom and wit. — The capability of the human intellect. — Intelligent and learned ladies. The probable powers of the mind in a future state. The influence of climate and food on the human intellect. -- Insanity. — The hypochondriac, and the absent man.
- The retention of the mental powers until old age
Various opinions of genius.— Accidental causes of emi
- Instances of dulness in youth and talent in manhood. Instances of early genius. - Instances of persons who have arisen under great disadvantages,
THE NATURE OF SENSATIONS, EMOTIONS, PASSIONS,
HABITS, AND ASSOCIATIONS.
The capabilities of the senses. The difference be
tween emotions and passions. — The cause of emotions and passions. — A difference in the dispositions of men accounted for. The effects of habit. The powerful influence of association
THE PLEASURES RECEIVED BY THE SENSES.
On rural and other senery.
The remains of antiquity. - Modern productions.—Blindness.— The sensations received by hearing. - On musical and other sounds.
· On a taste for music. Natural and unnatural music. On taste, smell, and touch. — On pain
ON LAUGHTER AND WEEPING.
The physical cause of laughter. — The subjects which
excite laughter. - The difficulty of refraining, on some occasions, from laughter. — The effects of laughter. – Objections to laughter considered. — The physical cause of weeping. — Influences which excite weeping