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tion of intellectual beings, 18. Moral relations of intelligent
lence of the Creator displayed in the objects of sight, 42. in the
Complacency in his administration, 85. Admiration of his works,
86. Humility, 87. Resignation, 88. Gratitude, 90.-94. Sublimity
of the principle of love, 95. Anecdote of Kircher, 96. Means
by which love may be invigorated and expanded, 99.
SECOND PRINCIPLE OF MORAL ACTION-LOVE TO ALL
Sect. I. The NATURAL EQUALITY OF MANKIND, considered as the
basis of love to our neighbour,
Their equality in respect of their origin—the mechanism of their
wants and afflictions--and the termination of their mortal existence,
101–108. Argument for love founded on these circumstances,
109. Advantages of a subordination of rank in the present world,
Importance of every affection connected with an immortal exis-
Effects which malevolence would produce in families, and in
common to all intelligences, 155. Love qualifies us for associa-
Activity of this principle, 177. The benevolent agency of God
our pattern and exemplar, 177. Operation of love in relation to
man, considered as a sensitive being, 180-184. as an intellectual be-
ing, 184. as an immortal being, 186. Love the impelling principle
to every virtue, 188. Cardinal virtues, &c. 189. Diffusive nature
of benevolence, 190. Moral systems, their inutility in reference to
practice, 193. Benevolence in relation to the inferior animals, 195.
Anecdotes of animals - Arabian horses--Baron Trenck's mouse
--spiders, &c. 197. concluding extract. 199.
ON THE MORAL LAW, AND THE RATIONAL GROUNDS
ON WHICH ITS PRECEPTS ARE FOUNDED.
SOLEMN circumstances which attended the proclamation of this
law at Sinai, 201.
THE FIRST COMMANDMENT,
Tendency of mankind to violate this law, 204, Idolatry of the
Romans, Egyptians, &c. 206. Moral effects produced by idolatry,
208. cruelties of the Mexicans and other idolaters, 209, irrational-
ity of idol worship, 210. Mental idolatry, 211.
Its object, 212. Impossibility of representing the Divine Being
by external forms, 213. Debasing tendency of such attempts,
213. consequences to which they lead, 214. The only natural im.
age of God, 215. Expansion of the universe, 216. Christian
idolatry, 217. Causes of Pagan idolatry, 219.
Explained, 220. Manner in which it is violated, 220.
consequences which would follow its general violation, 222. Ef-
fects of religious veneration, 223.
Importance of the Sabbath to man as a day of rest, 224. and as
a season for religious contemplation, 227. Work of Creation, 227.
of Redemption, 230. Public worship, 231. Consequences which
would follow were the Sabbath abolished, 232.
General remarks on the preceding precepts, 233. Relations of
References of this law explained, 239. consequences which
Explained, 244. Marriage and Divorces, 245. ' Dreadful effects
General Remarks, 251. Various modes in which this law is vio-
Importance of truth and veracity, 256. Veracity the foundation
The breach of this law leads to a violation of the other precepts,