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IPART III.

OF RELATIVE DUTIES WHICH RESULT FROM THE CONSTI-

TUTION OF THE SEXEs, AND OF THE CRIMES OPPosed

TO THESE.

1. Of the Public Use of Marriage Institutions ............ 166

2. Fornication.................................................... ... 167

3. Seduction ....................................................... 172

4. Adultery ........................... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ----- ... 174

5. Incest.......................... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ----- . 179

6. Polygamy........ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ------------ --- - - - - - - - - - - ... 180

7. Divorce ........ - * - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ----------- ............ 184

8. Marriage...... - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - --- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ... 191

9. Of the Duty of Parents........................ - - - - - - - - - - - - ... 195

10. The Rights of Parents ................................... .... 208

11. The Duty of Children ........ - - - - - ----------------- .......... 210

BOOK IV.

DUTIES, TO OURSELVES, AND THE CRIMES OPPOSITE TO

THESE.

1. The Rights of Self-Defence................................. 215

- 2. Drunkenness es e e s e o see - e s - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - * * * * * * * * * * * * 217

3. Suicide e e - e o e o sa e ee e. e. e. e. e. e o e s - e s - e. e. e. e. e s - e < * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 223

BOOK W.

DUTIES TOWARDS GOD. -

Chap. Page

— 1. Division of these Duties ................ e - e - - -e e s - - - - - - - - - - - - 230

2. Of the Duty and of the Efficacy of Prayer, so far as the

same appear from the Light of Nature........ we e s e e s a 231

3. Of the Duty and Efficacy of Prayer, as represented in

Scripture ......................... e e r s • e e s e e s - e - e. e. e. e. e. e o e < * * * * * 237

4. Of Private Prayer, Family Prayer, and Public Wor-

ship .............. ... - a e - - - - - - - - - - -e e s - e. e. e. --- - - - - - - - - - - - - - 240

5. Of Forms of Prayer in Public Worship.................. 246

6. Of the Use of Sabbatical Institutions ..................... 252

7. Of the Scripture Account of Sabbatical Institutions... 254

8. By what Acts and Omissions the Duty of the Christian

Sabbath is violated ........................................ 266

– 9. Of Reverencing the Deity ...................... - * - - - - - - - - - - - 269

BOOK WI.

ELEMENTS OF POLITICAL KNOWLEDGE.

1. Of the Origin of Civil Government,......... e --- - - - - - - - - - - - 277

2. How Subjection to Civil Government is maintained ... 281

3. The Duty of Submission to Civil Government explained 287

4. Of the Duty of Civil Obedience, as stated in the Chris-

tian Scriptures ................ ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .---- 300

5. Of Civil Liberty................................................ 307

6. Of different Forms of Government ........................ 313

7. Of the British Constitution ..................... • * * * * * * * * * * * * 323

8. Of the Administration of Justice ................. e - e. e. e. -- - - - 348

9. Of Crimes and Punishments ................................ 370

10. Of Religious Establishments, and of Toleration......... 391

11. Of Population and Provision; and of Agriculture and

Commerce, as subservient thereto .............. ------- 417

12. Of War, and of Military Establishments ......... ------> 455

MORAL PHILOSOPHY.

BOOK I.
PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS.

CHAPTER I.
DEFINITION AND USE OF THE SCIENCE.

MoRAL PHILosophy, Morality, Ethics, Casuistry, Natural Law, mean all the same thing; namely, that science which teaches men their duty, and the reasons of it. The use of such a study depends upon this, that, without it, the rules of life, by which men are ordinarily governed, oftentimes mislead them, through a defect either in the rule or in the application. These rules are the Law of Honour, the Law of the Land, and the Scriptures.

CHAP. II.

THE LAW OF HONOUR.

THE Law of Honour is a system of rules constructed by people of fashion, and calculated to facilitate their intercourse with one another; and for no other purOSe. p Consequently nothing is adverted to by the law of Honour but what tends to incommode this interCOUlrSe. B

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