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С Н А Р. VIII. Miscellaneous examples of suicide in ancient times from various causes.--Their degree of merit or censure ascertained.Ancient examples no plea for modern suicide.

Page 269—285

P A R T V. The history of Suicide begun through modern times, or since the introduction

of the Christian Religion : containing some account of its practice in the first ages of the Church : together with opinions of Fathers, decrees of Councils, and other customs concerning it.— Its present state in some foreign countries; and a full account of all that concerns its practice in England.

С НА Р. I. Principles on which suicide was practised by some Chriftians, as an act of religion in

the early ages.-Opinions of Fathers and decrees of Councils.--The general mode of its punishment in Christian nations.

Page 286-305

CH A P. II. Of the canons, laws, and customs respecting suicide in England, with a variety of observations on the same.

Page 305-322 С Н А Р. Reasons of the evasions of the laws against suicide; and reflectioris on the same.

The question of a supposed necessary madness in suicide fully stated.-Strictures on the present laws against suicide. Alterations proposed. Page 322—341

III.

c H A P. IV. The particular imputation of suicide on England considered, and its practice compared with that of France and Geneva.

Page 341-360

С Н А Р. V. Particular caufe's tending to suicide in England enumerated, with reflections on the Jame.

Page 360-to the end.

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C" Η Α Ρ.

I.
The work of John Donne, D.D. (who died Dean of St. Paul's in 1631) callea
Biathanatos" examined.

С Н А Р. II.

Strictures on Hume's Elay on Suicide :-—also on a pasage in Gibbon's Roman History

on the same subject.

с нА Р. III.

An account of some miscellaneous writings in which the subječt of suicide is intros

duced, and its pra&tice either wholly or partially approved or condemned.

PART VII.

Containing a review of certain publications on the subject, in which our com-

passion is arrested in opposition to our judgment.

С НА Р. I.
Large strictures on the evil tendency of the book entitled Sorrows of Werter :'

and cbfcrva:ions on a volume called Love and Madness.The question an-

fwered, May I not kill myfilf, to avoid the evil efects of my outrageous paljions

on others ?"

CH A P.

TREATISE

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DU E L L IN G.

I.

с н А Р.
Brief account of the rise of the ancient Duel; its progrefs and variations.

снА Р. II.

Laws against Duelling, ana their effeEfs.

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CH A P. V.

The case of those considered, who, though they abhor the principle, yet deem it ne-

cessary to comply with the practice. Address to the Gentlemen of the Army in
particular, in whose power it is to substitute a less bloody, illegal and unchristian
mode of satisfying the claims of Honour.

END OF DUELLING.

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G E N E R A L , C O N T E N T s

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Some general observations on the nature of Play, and its evil consequences : in para

ticular as productive of so much suicide.

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Historical proofs of Gaming being an universal pasion.--Equally the pursuit of

barbarous and enlightened nations; and the foible or vice alike of great and little minds,

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Brief account of the origin of Dice, Cards, and the pursuits of the Turf.Their

progress in England.

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The Sharper described.-Newmarket the emporium of gambling.

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Gambling in the commercial line.---Lotteries.- Stock-jobbing.Notoricusly productive either of direct or indire&t self-murder.

CH A P.

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