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vere charge of negle&t and misconduct on the 27th and 28th of July last; a charge which appeared on your trial to be ill-founded and malicious. The Committee, Sir, who now have the honour to wait on you by order of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, are happy in this opportunity to testify their approbation of your condućt in the many signal services done to your country. r I think, Sir, I cannot express their sentiments better, than by reading to you the unanimous resolutions of the Court of Common Council,-[of Feb. 11. "...] “That the thanks of this Court be given to the Hon. Augustus Keppel, for his long and faithful services to his country; for his ready acceptance of the command of the British sleet at the request of his Sovereign, at a time when the nation was in imminent danger; for the earnest attention that appeared in every instance of his conduct for the safety of this country; for his able, judicious, and spirited behaviour on the 27th of July last, in his attacking the French fleet; for his gallant efforts to reattack in the afternoon of that day, efforts rendered abortive for the want of obcdience to his orders by the Vice-Admiral of the Blue ; for the protection given by him to our trade, to which alone we are indebted for the safe arrival of the Fast and West India fleets ; for his animating condućt, and example, happily followed by such fignal exertion and spirit in the officers and seamen in the British fleet, as conveyed terror to our enemies, and obliged them to seek shelter in their own port by an ignominious flight.”

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tual life.” And in that part of my work
I hope to make it appear, that what I
have advanced in another work is true,
“That it would not be according to the
order of Nature, if these three should o-
perate at once in Man, but that there
must necessarily be a progress from the
vegetable to the animal, and from the a-
nimal to the intellectual, not only in the
individual, but in the species.”
The first part of my work, contained
in this volume, is divided into five books.
The first gives an account of the na-
ture of the science ; explains what Bo-
dy, Mind, and Motion, are ; and gives
the definitions of several other terms u-
sed in this work. .
In the second book, I treat of the con-
stituting and elementary principles of this
universe; or, in other words, of the ef-
ficient and material causes. And under
this head I have spoken very largely of
mind, the prime efficient cause of every
thing in the universe. -
The subječt of the third book is the
Categories, or the Universal Formal Cau-
ses of all things in Nature.
The fourth book treats of those adjuncts
of Nature, Time, Space, and Place.
The fifth book treats of the principles
of Science and Certainty; and defends
them against the cavils of sophists and
sceptics, both antient and modern.

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