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TOR

TREATISE

ON THE

PASSIONS AND AFFECTIONS,

OF THE

MIND,

Philosophical, Ethical, and Theological.

LIBRARY

NEW-YORK

IN A SERIES OF

DISQUISITIONS,

IN WHICH ARE TRACED,

THE MORAL HISTORY OF MAN,

PURSUITS, POWERS, AND MOTIVES OF ACTION,

AND

IN HIS

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VOL. V.

By T. COGAN, M. D.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES, STRAND;
LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN, PATERNOSTER-
ROW; JOHNSON and co. st. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD;

AND J. BINNS, AT BATH;

By G. Sidney, Northumberland-street, Strand.

1813.

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PREFACE.

In the preceding volumes of this Work, we thought it necessary to state our object, our motives, our difficulties, apologies, and encouragements. Upon these subjects we shall not again detain our readers. But, as a preface to the present Disquisition, we beg leave to adopt the words of the venerable Mr. Locke, prefixed to his Treatise on the Reasonableness of Christianity; since they fully express the state of the Author's mind during his researches into scriptural truths.

"The little satisfaction and consistency "that is to be found, in most of the systems "of divinity I have met with, made me be"take myself to the sole reading of the

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