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THE

PLEASURES

HUMAN LIFE,

EXAMINED AND ENUMERATED.

WITH

AN ENTERTAINING TREATISE

ON

MISTAKES

RESPECTING PLEASURE AND HAPPINESS,

AND ON

The Objects which are opposed to the pleasures of Life,

USUALLY DENOMINATED

ITS MISERIES.

BY THE REV. J. PLATTS.

LONDON:

PRINTED AT THE CAXTON PRESS, BY HENRY FISHER,

(Printer to Pais Majesty.)
Sold at 38, Newgate-street, and by all Booksellers.

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CONTENTS.

PAGE

172

191

• Introduction, i....

CHAPTER I. The Pleasures of Childbood and Youth, ..

II. The Pleasures' of Manhood,

III. The Pleasures of Love, .....

IV. The same subject, continued,

V. The same subject, continuod, .......

VI. The same subjeot, concluded, .....
VII. The Plcasures of Married Life,......
VIII. The samo subject, continued, .....

IX. The same subject, continued,.
. X. The same subject, continued,..

XI. The same subject, continued,
XII. The same subject, continued........
XIII. The same subjeet, conoluded,

· XIV. The Pleasures of Single Life, ....

160

XV. The Pleasures of Society, ...

XVI. The Pleasures of Friendship,..

179

XVII. The Pleasures of Sense, ......

XVIII. The Pleasures of Business and Employment, .......

XIX. The same subject, concluded, ....

XX. The Pleasures of Sleep, ..

XXI. The Pleasures of the Town, .....

245

XXII. The Pleasures of the Country and Retirement,..

XXJIL. The same subject, continued........

XXIV. The same subject, concluded,.....

XXV. The Pleasures of the Garden, .....

XXVI. The Pleasures of Ignorance, ....

XXVII. The Pleasures of Knowledge, ....

310

XXVIII. The Pleasures of Literature, ......

XXIX. The Pleasures of History, ...........

335

XXX. The Pleasures of Biography, .............

338

XXXI. The Pleasures of the Study of Nature,

340

XXXII. The same subject, continued,......

346

XXXIII. The same subject, concluded,........

355

XXXIV. The Pleasures of Botany, ...

369

XXXV. The Pleasures of Astronomy,...

377

XXXVI. The Pleasures of Taste, ...

......... 385

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