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HISTORY OF MAN.
IN FOUR VOLUMES.
By HENRY HOME, Lord KAIMS,
Robert Troup Paine
Printed by WILLIAM BELL, at the Cross,
GRAY, MAVER, AND CO. BOOKSELLERS.
BOOK I. Continued.
PROGRESS OF MANNERS.
HERE are peculiarities in the appearance, in the
in oppofition to the manners of the generality, are termed their manners. Such peculiarities in the bulk of a nation, by which it differs from other nations, or from itfelf at different periods, are termed the manners of that nation. Manners therefore fignify a mode of behaviour peculiar to a certain perfon, or to a certain nation. The term is not applied to mankind in general; except perhaps in contradiftinction to other beings.
Manners are diftinguished from morals; but in what respect has not been clearly explained. Do not the fame actions relate to both? Certainly; but in different refpects: an action confidered as right or wrong, belongs to morals; confidered as characteristical of a perfon, or of a people, it belongs to manners.
Manners, peculiar to certain tribes and to certain governments, fall under other branches of this work. The intention of the prefent sketch is, to trace out the manners of nations, in the different ftages of their progress, from infancy to maturity. I am far from regretting, that