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The Reader will please to observe, that to the fol lowing INDEX, is subjoined an Alphabetical LIST of AUTHORS, &c. quoted in The DIVINE LEGATION; which quotations are not referred to in the Index.

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ABIMELE CH, account of him

vol. iv. p. 88
Abraham, a brief historical view of the call of God to him and
his family



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iii. 342
iv. 366
iv. 438

the true meaning of the blessing pronounced on him,
pointed out
v. 394
exposition of the history of the command to sacrifice his
son Isaac
vi. 3-24
explanation of "Our Father Abraham wished to see my


vi. 6

summary of his history

by some authors taken for Zoroaster
supposed by M. Fourmont to be Cronon


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the import of God's revelation to him explained
in what sense said by Christ to have seen his day, vi.
reply to objections against the historical truth of


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vi. 30

three distinct periods of his history pointed out
an advocate for toleration

- vi. 32
vi. 148
vi. 185

summary of his history

iv. 176

Abraxas, (Egyptian Amulet) described


Academics and Pyrrhonians, their principles compared, iii. 47
Academies, Greek, their founders and various sects
-on what principles erected -

iii. 54
iii. 140
ii. 97

Academy Old and Peripatetics, their conformity
Academy, Old and New, their conformity -
Actions, signal instance of divine instruction
them in the case of Abraham

conveyed by

vi. 3

vi. 45

typical and significative distinguished
their eloquence illustrated by an anecdote from the Spartan

vi. 168



and by another from the Roman history

vi. 169


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vi. 10

vi. 14

his re-

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Adoption, account of the practice of, in ancient and modern

ii. 91


Adoration, Prideaux's account of the ancient form of, iv. 199
Emilianus, character of -
ii. 174
Eneas, exposition of the story of his descent into hell, ii. 78
enquiry into the nature of the poem of the Eneid,
the image of a perfect lawgiver conveyed in him,
personally alludes to Augustus
description of his shield
Esculapius, observation on the ancient story and character

ii. 85
ii. 98

- ii. 160

ii. 172

future state
ii. 209

iv. 229

Alcaus, why confounded with Hercules
Alexander the Great, the probable motive of his commu-
nicating to his mother the secrets of the myste-
ii. 26
Hercules in

- iv. 228
- ii. 206


Africans, deductions from their knowledge of a
notwithstanding their barbarism






the stories of the exploits of Bacchus and
the Indies designed to aggrandize, him
Allegories, often imputed when never intended -
- for what purpose introduced in the ancient



fundamental article in

Alphabets, origin of, accounted for

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iii. 289
adopted by Christians in the interpretation of Scrip-
iii. 293



controversial reflections on their nature with reference to
Job, and the Ode of Horace, " O Navis referunt," v. 447
religious, distinguished
vi. 48

-argument deduced from the general passion for, vi. 101
Alliance of Church and State, mutual inducements to enter

ii. 272
ii. 282


reason for discrediting the notion of their
the Israelites -

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invention of, prior to the time of Moses
Hebrew, formed by Moses from an improvement on the
- iv. 163
America, remarks on the religion of the Natives of, i. 304
the forests of, a good nursery for philosophers and free-

- ii. 331


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iv. 131. 153

iv. 153

- iv. 157

invention by

- iv. 162

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— remarks on the language of
Amos, a clear description of a particular providence quoted
from the book of

Anatomy, practised and studied by the ancient


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Ancients, enquiry into their opinions concerning the
tality of the soul

Animal food, Sir Isaac Newton's opinion of the introduction
of it into Egypt refuted -

- iv. 267

iii. 280

Animal worship, origin of, accounted for -
true origin of, amongst the Egyptians
images of animals first worshipped
afterwards the animals themselves




ii. 10

various opinions of the ancients of its origin
Anscharius, St. anecdote of
Antoninus, Emperor, motives on which he was
initiation in the Eleusinian mysteries
observations on his reflections on the Christians, ii. 315
his reflections on death

Apollo Pythian, his oracles paralleled with the
scripture, by Middleton

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his notion of the human soul

Apis, the symbol of the Egyptian God Osiris.

Apollo, explanation of those oracles of his which were quoted
by Eusebius from: Porphyry

ii. 36

prophecies of
vi. 54


- its change to parable
Apotheosis, Civil, the origin of

when bestowed on deceased heroes among



Apuleius, general intention of his metamorphosis
his personal character


iv. 183-210

iv. 186

iv. 188


- iv, 193
ii. 378

desirous of

Dr. Middleton's opinion exposed
Apologue or Fable, its use in oratory
its analogy to hieroglyphic writing

its improvement and contraction in simile and


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iii. 104

- iii. 167

- iv. 186

- iv. 137



ii. 174

ii. 181

enquiry into his prejudices against Christianity
his motives for defending Paganism and mysteries, ii. 179
foundation of his allegory of the Golden Ass
story of -

ii. 182

moral of his story

ii. 196
ii. 201

- iv. 138
- iv. 107

i. 307

iv. 208

ii. 163

ii. 171




i. 240
i. 149

ii. 277

the corrupt state of the mysteries in his time
Arbitrary will, Zeno the patron of
Areopagus, practice of that court
- remarks on the nature of that jurisdiction
conjectures on the first founding of that court.
Argument internal, defined
Aristophanes, review of the dispute between him and So-

ii. 320

V. 156

i. 156


iii. 100

iii. 163




Aristotle, character of him and his philosophy
his opinion of the human soul


his distinction between mind and intellect -
Ark, the fatal effects of amongst the Philistines
Arthur, King, and William the Conqueror, the similar outlines
of their characters
- iv. 222


Article VII. of the Church of England, an exposition of, vi.
directed against the Manichean error


Arts, the inventors of, where placed in Elysium, by Vir-

ii. 148

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Ass carries mysteries, origin of that proverb
Astronomy Jewish, observations on

ii. 101
- v. 361


Atheism, examination of Bayle's arguments for

i. 232
an examination of Plutarch's account of the origin of, iii. 228
Plutarch's parallel between it and superstition
- iii. 230
-Lord Bacon's parallel between it and superstition, iii. 253
Atheists, whether capable of distinguishing the moral dif
ference of good and evil
i. 232
-whether deserving punishment from the

hand of
i. 255


the effect of his principles on his conduct compared with
the fatalist

i. 269
i. 270
i. 295
iii. 148

ii. 6-13
ii. 292

law relating to the introduction of foreign worship, ii.


v. 340

iii. 177.214

their behaviour in prosperity and adversity
Atomic theory, a Greek invention
Atossa, her invention of letters fabulous
iv. 410
Attributes Divine, examination of Lord Bolingbroke's no-
tions of
ii. 212


iii. 380


Augury of Safety, Dion Cassius's account of
Aurelius, Emperor, his opinion of the firmness of the Chris-


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their moral conduct accounted for

sunimary of their dispute with the divines
their opinion of the human soul

Athenians, the most religious people of Greece,

copy of their test oath



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iv. 38
Austin, St. his ingenious definition of language and let-
- iv. 133




i. 171

Author, the proper objects of his writings
on the knowledge of old ones from the phrases they make

use of

from the scenery introduced


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Bacchanalian Rites, origin of the impieties committed in

ii. 62

ii. 164

representation of their Vigils

ii. 165

Plutarch's account of their Vigils

the Romans in their edicts against them careful not to
violate the rights of toleration

ii. 323

ii. 293

Bacchus, oath of the priestesses of -

his exploits in the Indies invented to aggrandize the glory
of Alexander

iv. 228

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v. 310

V. 311

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