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VOLUME

II.

EDINBURGH:

Printed for W. STRAHAN, and T. CADELL, Londent;

and for W. CREECH, Edinburgh.

MDCCLXXVIII,

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Sanders
10.20-31
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CONTENTS of this Voluem.

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BOOK I. Continued.
Sk.
6. Progress of the female sex,

Appendix,
Concerning propagation of animals, and care

of progeny,
7. Progress and effects of luxury,

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BOOK II.

Progress of Men in Society.
Sk.
1. Appetite for society. --Origin of national so-

cieties,
2. General view of government,
3. Different forms of Government compared,
4. Progress of states from small to great, and

from great to small,
5. Great and small states compared,
6. War and peace compared,
7. Rise and fall of patriotism,
8. Finances,

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1. General confiderations on taxes,
2. Power of imposing taxes,
3. Different forts of taxes, with their ad.

vantages and disadvantages,
4. Manner of levying taxes,
5. Rules to be observed in taxing,
6. Taxes examined with respect to their ef-

feets,
7. Taxes for advancing industry and com-

merce,

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HE progress of the female sex, a capital branch of the history of man, comprehends great va

riety of matter, curious and interesting. But sketches are my province, not complete histories ; and I propofe in the present sketch to trace the gradual progress of women, from their low state Vol. II. A

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