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Lacteals, their use, i. 121. Incalculably numerous, ibid.
Language of Scripture, cautions in the use and application of, iv. 19.
Because it is not always applicable to the present state of the world,
20. As the use of baptism is restricted, ibid. As the early Chris-
tians were divided from the world by externals, 21. As the eternal
purpose of God in converting the Gentiles was explained to the Jews,
22. As conversion was a different thing from what it now is, 24.
Larynx, i. 127. Is mechanism adapted to the modulation of sound, 129.
Law of honour, iii. 25. Of the land, 26. Divine, 28. Civil, must be mi-
nute, because it regulates the detail, not the principle of conduct,
iv. 87.

Liberty, civil, an alienable right, iii. 82. Civil, defined, 358. Of nature
exists only in solitude, 359. Civil, implies restraint, ibid. But im-
poses no restraint, which does not conduce more to publick happiness
than to private inconvenience, ibid. And admits restraint to be an
evil, ibid. Which should be counterbalanced by publick advantage,
ibid. Of which the legislature ought to be satisfied, ibid. And that
if a law produce no good effects, it should be repealed, ibid. Enjoyed
in some degree by every nation, by no nation perfectly, 360. Civil,
distinct from personal, how, ibid. Sometimes considered as security,
361. Personal, secured by writ of habeas corpus, 383.
Lid of the eye intended for its preservation, i. 31.

Lies, what, iii. 140. Some falsehoods not lies, 141. As where none is
deceived, ibid. Where the person has no right to know the truth,
ibid. Where no falsehood, 143. As use of language not in its usual
acceptation, ibid. Or acting a lie, 144. Or lies of omission, ibid.
Life, a state of probation, i. 356. Reconciles all anomalies in morals,
358. Given for the honour of God and the service of our neighbours,
iv. 89. Especially to publick men, 90. To men of rank and fortune,
91. Without any other call from heaven than the faculties bestowed,
92. Not being above work, as they are sometimes foolishly told, 93.
Not to wait for opportunities of doing great and splendid good, 94.
To men in all ranks, 96. Especially as jurors, or magistrates in free
countries, 97. Human, a state of probation, 386. Not of complete
enjoyment, as the young sometimes think, ibid. Certainly not of
misery, 887. If incapable of misery, could not be a state of proba-
tion, 388. Nor could it, if misery invariably followed vice, and hap-
piness, virtue, ibid. But probation requires a mixture of good and
evil, 390. Which are interspersed so as to subserve good purposes,

ibid. As death and disease to insure watchfulness, 391. If death
were not sometimes sudden, the healthy would feel secure, ibid. If
often sudden, we should not depend enough on the continuance of
life, 392. If there were no sickness, one of the best trials of virtue
would be wanting, ibid. Sickness reconciles us to death, 393.
Light, its use, i. 258. Motion, ibid. Bulk, 259. Colour, ibid.
Litigation sometimes necessary, iii. 197. Consistent with the rules of
Christianity, when to establish an important right, 199. Or to pro-
cure compensation for damage, ibid. Or prevent future injury, ibid.
How far to be pursued, ibid.

Liver secured in its place, i. 137.

Lobster's inexpansible shell, compensated, i. 198.

Local sermons, use of, iv. 49. Not to be levelled at individuals, 50. To
call to practice of good works, 53. And attention to positive ordin-
ances, 54. Are heard with great attention, 60. When the order of
church service is adhered to, 61. When the seasons of the year are
considered, 63. Or sudden instances of mortality, 65.

Lords, House of, in the English Constitution, use and advantages of, iii.

Love of God the purest motive of human action, iv. 116. To be excited
by habits of reflection, 117. Being a gift of the holy Spirit, is to be
prayed for, 118. Operates powerfully on conduct, 120. Compre-
hends every action, and therefore excels all moral principles, 121.
Subsists with other principles, 122.

Lungs, useful in the formation of speech, i. 130. Secured in their place,
137. Of birds, assist their flight, 162. Of animals, prepared before
they can be used or wanted, proof of design, 181.

Luxury promotes population, when, iii. 475. Represses it generally, 476.
Kinds of, beneficial, or injurious, 477. Diffusion of, worse than de-
gree, ibid.


Magick alleged by enemies as the cause of Christian miracles, ii. 392.
Magnetick attraction, i. 62.

Mahomet's religion, success of, accounted for, ii. 343.

Manufactory, what branches most useful, iii. 489.

Market-price of commodities, iii. 118.

Marriage, use of, iii. 205. In private comfort, especially of women, 206.

In raising the greatest number of children, ibid. In preserving peace
in society, ibid. In better government of society, ibid. In encour

agement of industry, ibid. Honoured in some ancient nations, ibid.
Nullity of, 232. A religious ceremony, 233. Change in an import-
ant incident of, ibid. Creates what duties, 234. Does not suppose
an absolute preference of the parties, 235. Duties of, violated by
adultery, 236. By behaviour that renders life of the other party
miserable, ibid. Age of, in different countries, ibid.

Marsupium in the eyes of birds, i. 28.

Matter, forming itself into organized bodies, i. 292. By supposition of
internal moulds, 294. By appetencies, or perpetual exertion, ibid.
As the bunch of the camel, the pouch of the pelican, the naked legs
of a crane, 297.

Mechanical arrangement of the human frame, i. 69.

Mechanism proved in the creation, i. 9.

Membranes cover all the cavities of the body, except the skull, i. 148.
Mesentery, its use, i. 139.

Metamorphosis of grubs into moths and flies, i. 226.

Military establishments, iii. 519. Standing armies absolutely necessary
in every state, ibid. But dangerous, 522.

Milk of the female parent, preparation for, proof of design, i. 179.
Miracles necessary to prove revelation, ii. 10. Not incredible, 11. Con-
trary to experience, how, 12. Not like effects of natural causes, 13.
May be proved by evidence, 15. Pretended ones, no satisfactory ev-
idence in support of, 179. Not false perceptions, 191. Accompanied
with circumstances, not temporary, but permanent, 193. Not exper-
imental, 195. Not doubtful whether supernatural or not, 196. Not
accounted for by supposition of exaggeration, 197. Not to be dis-
credited, because some are alleged without these circumstances to
support them, 198. False, alleged by Mr. Hume, 200. Of the Em-
perour Vespasian at Alexandria, 201. Of a lame man, cured in the
church of Saragossa, 204. Of the tomb of the Abbé Paris, 205. Not
so fully or frequently appealed to by Christian writers, as they might
have been, 385. Appealed to by Jesus in answer to the disciples of
John, iv. 238, 241. Not wrought by John, 240.

Miraculous evidence appealed to, ii. 64. Power, claimed by the follow-

ers, proof that it was pretended to by the founder of any religion, 66.
Story, the occasion of the labours and sufferings of Christian con-
verts, 176.

Misseltoe compensated for a defect, i. 251.

Missions to the heathen, little success of in modern times, ii. S37.
Monarchy, advantages and evils of, iii. 364. Hereditary, always better

than elective, 367.

Moral government requires general rules, iii. 73. Philosophy, defined,
25. Taught in the Scriptures by general rules, and sometimes by
examples, 28. Sense, question of the, discussed on both sides, 30.
Morals of the Christian converts, ii. 60. Testified to by the apostles of

the religion, 61. By the heathen, 62.
Morality of the Gospel, ii. 221. Not the primary object of it, ibid. Not
properly a subject of discovery, 222. Omits some qualities usually
applauded, and requires others commonly degraded by the world,
224. But the latter are intrinsically most valuable, 225. If we sup
pose the whole human race to be actuated by them, ibid. Or only of
partial extent, 226. Wise in restraining thoughts as well as actions,
228. And in referring all actions to the will of our maker, and the
happiness of others, 230. Fixed with its followers, 231. The apos-
tles, ibid. And succeeding Christians, 232. Manner of Christ's
teaching it, remarkable, 235. Not enforced by minute details of a
future life, like that of an impostor, 240. Nor requiring austerities,
241. Nor inculcated with enthusiasm, or extravagance, ibid. Nor
satisfied by ardour in behalf of some part, instead of the whole, 242.
Nor accommodated to bad habits of national prejudices, 243. Nor
permitting sophistical evasions, 244. Nor confining benevolence to
one's own countrymen, ibid. Nor allied to parties in religion or gov-
ernment, 245. Preached by a poor, unlettered son of a Jewish car-
penter and equally poor and ignorant disciples, 247. Embraced in
the character of its founder, 248.

Motion of different animals provided for by feet, wings, and fins, com-
pared, i. 163.

Mouth, properties of the parts of the, i. 97. Mouths various in different
animals, and why, 156. In birds also, 157. Of animals, perfect in
every part, except teeth, before birth, proof of design, 177.
Mucilage, i. 88.

Muscipula, a strange plant, i. 253.

Muscles, i. 90. Related to the joints, ibid. Act only by contraction, 92.

Do not interfere with the action of each other, 93. Placed sometimes
at a distance from their place of action, ibid. Of great variety in
their forms, 94. Not subject to disorder, 95.
Muscle's want of feet compensated, i. 197.
Muscular motion, principle of, unknown, i. 60.


Naturalness of some parts of New Testament history, ii. 261.
Natural rights no more sacred than adventitious rights, iii. 81.

Necessity of some form or other, no answer to evidence of divine wisdom,

i. 48.

Neck, the human, i. 69.

Nictitating membrane in the eyes of birds and some quadrupeds, i. 32.
Nobility, advantages of, in the English Constitution, iii. 388.
Nose, use of, i. 168.


Oaths, forms of, iii. 144. Ours bad, 145. Signification of, 146. Scru
ples in taking, of some religious sects, unfounded, 147, Obligation
of, 149. Not binding, when, 150. To be interpreted, how, ibid. In
evidence, what, ibid. In one case, needs not a discovery of the truth,
151. To be expounded by the court, 152. Of allegiance, ibid. For-
bids supporting the pretensions of any person to the crown, 153.
Design of deposing the king, ibid. Opposing the king with private
views, ibid. Permits resistance to unlawful exercise of sovereignty,
154. Or acts unauthorized by law, ibid. Or withdrawing allegiance
from a deposed, or captive, or exiled king, 155. Against bribery,
ibid. Against simony, 156. Oath to observe local statutes, 159.
Not binding, when unlawful, impracticable, or useless, ibid. When
intention of the founder may be presumed to be different from what
it would now be, ibid. As when an inconveniency has arisen from a
change of circumstances, ibid. As where the direction of the statute
would be prejudicial to the institution, 160.

Objections to the accuracy of the Gospel History, ii. 303.

Obligation to keep my word, why, iii. 60. What it is, 61. The being

urged by violent motive, 62. And command of another, ibid. Το
keep my word, why, 63. Correlative with Right, 78. Imperfect, a
bad phrase, 84.

Offences unknown to the offender, iv. 243. Inexcusable, because the ef
fect of habit, 246. Of omission, 247. Of commission, ibid.
Omentum, or cawl, how secured, i. 138.

One action, of small consequence to the publick, will not excuse breach
of law, iii. 77.

Opossum's bag, a mechanical contrivance, i. 173.

Optick nerve enters the eye at the bottom, a little on one side, i. 29.
Order, principle of, no explanation of the works of nature, i. 55.

Organization peculiar, evidence of design, i. 169. Of silk worm and spi-

der, mechanical, 228.

Originality of the character of Christ, ii. 275.

Ostrich's feathers unlike those of other birds, why, i. 155.



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