An analytical inquiry into the principles of taste by Richard Payne Knight

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Complex :. " 8. I admit, however, that the word Beauty entirely changes its meaning with every complete or generic change of its application: that is, accordingly as it is applied to objects of the senses, the imagination, or the understandings for, though these faculties are so mixed and compounded in their operations, in the complicated mind of civilized roan, that it is extremely dif- Introduc ficult to discriminate them accurately; yet the v^-^ -^. pleasures of each, though mixed in their effects, are utterly distinct in their causes^ 9.

Surprise. Progress of Fiction. 19. Horrible Stories and Events. 20. Avowed Fiction. Novels. 21. Their Effects on the Understanding. 22. On Temper and Disposition. 23. On Morals and Behaviour. 24. On Religion. 25. Their relation to Comedy. 26. Moral Effects of all Narrative and Dramatic Fiction weak. 27. Self-Importance of Poets, Painters, &c < 28. How far they are really useful to Societyű ERRATA. PAGE LINE 7, 舒舒Ƈ 6, for Florintine read Florentine. 53, 24, for accentutation read accentuation. 87, 20, far would read could.

And admitted that the ideas of these were resemblances of them, (Essay on Human Understanding, Book II. c. ) but Berkeley and a Hume found no difficulty in confuting him, and proving that these had no more similitude to their archetypes than any pthers. P S PART I. jects, we naturally and justly conceive those oh. v*^~Y-"^/ Sects to be the cause of them; and when im-r Chap. in. 9> _9 Of Touch. pressions are made upon two or more different organs, by the same object, at the same time, the evidence of their being so is as strong and certain as any, that does not admit of demonstration, by comparative numbers and quantities, can be.

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