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CHAP. I. Eloquence in the largest acceptation defined,

its more general forms exhibited, with their different
Objects, Ends, and Characters.

21 CHAP. II. Of Wit, Humour, and Ridicule.

34 Sect. I. Of wit.

35 Sect. II. Of humour.

49 SECT. III. Of ridicule.

58 CHAP. III. The Doctrine of the preceding Chapter defended.

71 Sect I. Aristotle's account of the ridiculous ex. plained.

72 Sect II, Hobbes's account of laughter examined. 75 CHAP. IV. Of the Relation which Eloquence bears to Logic and to Grammar.

82 CHAP. V. Of the different Sources of Evidence, and the

different Subjects to which they are respectively adapt

94

123 126

Sect. I. Of intuitive evidence.

Page 894 Part I. Mathematical axioms.

ibi Part II. Consciousness.

02 Part III. Common sense. Secr II. Of deductive evidence.

103 Part I. Division of the subject into scientific and

moral, with the principal distinctions between
them.

ib. Part II. The nature and origin of experience. 111. Part III. The subdivisions of moral reasoning 117 1. Experience.

ib. 2. Analogy 3. Testimony. 4. Calculations of chances.

130 Part IV. The superiority of scientific evidence re. examined.

133 CHAP. VI. Of the Nature and Use of the scholastic Art of syllogizing.

141. CHAP. VII. Of the Consideration which the Speaker

ought to have of the Hearers as Men in general. 160 Sect. I. As endowed with understanding.

162 SECT. II. As endowed with imagination.

163 SECT. III. As endowed with memory.

168 SECT. IV. As endowed with passions.

172 Sect. V. The circumstances that are chiefly instru. mental in operating on the passions.

180 Part I. Probability.

181 Part II. Plausibility.

182 Part III. Importance.

190 Part IV. Proximity of time.

192 Part V. Connexion of place.

194 Part VI. Relation to the persons concerned. 196 Part VII. Interest in the consequences.

197 Sect. VI. Other passions as well as moral sentiments useful auxiliaries.

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