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VOLUME II.
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EDINBURGH:
Printed for A. MILLAR, London ;

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A. KINCAID & J. Bell, Edinburgh.

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CRITICIS M.

c H A P. 1. Congruity and Propriety:

A AN is distinguished from the

brute creation, not more remarkably by the superiority of

his rational faculties, than by the greater delicacy of his perceptions and feelings. With respect to the gross pleasures of sense, man probably has little superiority over other animals. Some obscure perception of beauty may also fall to their share. But they are probably not acquainted with the more delicate conceptions of regularity, order, uniformity, or congruity.

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