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Scruples of the first Christians concerning

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Pythagoras-His rules in relation to

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Porphyry, his abstemious doctrine

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Virgil-Critical notice of

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The Resurrection said to be found in .

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Purgatory to be found in

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Virgin Feasts of- Appropriation to the changes of the

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VIRTUE (article)

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Mistake of Brutus concerning

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Dialogue of an honest man and a theologian

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Social test of virtue

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VISION (article)

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Fraudulent visions

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Reasons for disbelieving it

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Testimony of Eusebius concerning

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Differently related

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Vision of the Princess Palatine

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Voiture-Affected taste of

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Not abounding in wit

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Voltaire, M.-His death astrologically predicted

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Persecuted for maintaining the opinion of Locke

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VOWS (article)

6 332
Affecting story of a young Franciscan who broke
his vows

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Religious or monastic may be dissolved by the state 6 24
Binding children to the church, infamous and un-

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JOURNEY of St. PETER to ROMË (article)

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Reasons for doubting it

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WALLER (article)

Compared with Voiture

His repartee to Cromwell
WAR (article)

Its avowed objects
Modern mode of waging war

Priestly eulogies of
Warburton-His misrepresentation of Cicero

Object of his divine legation of Moses

Various instances of in disputation

Oblivion attendant on
WHYS, The (article)

Various significant queries

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WICKED (article)

Innate corruption combatted

Men naturally more disposed to good than to evil
WILL (article)

Absurd disputes of the Greeks concerning

Partial definition of wit
Ditto by Dr. Barrow
Improperly introduced in tragedy
Spirit as distinguished from wii
Spirit defined
At what time nations aim at wit
Instances of false wit in Corneille
Great parts, an English phrase

Crooked or distorted intellect
Witch--Examination of a pretended one
Wolfe-His opinion of the Chinese

Persecution of
Woolston-His bold examination of miracles

Prosecuted for his opinions
WOMEN (article)

Less strong than men
Their temperament according to Plutarch
More long lived than men
Curious Chinese document concerning
Guilty of fewer crimes thän men
Condition among the Greeks
Plutarch's account of conjugal affection
Seldom inventors
Capable of governing
Cardinal Mazarine-His opinion of
Mahometan laws concerning
Plurality of wives
Jewish laws concerning
Several husbands allowed to-such accounts to be

Montesquieu, anecdotes of his concerning women,

Speech of a Turk to a German on the subject of
Reply of the German
Valiant among the Saracens
Margaret of Anjou, Joan of Arc, &c.
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Words—Magical effects attributed to


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XENOPHANES (article)

Use made by Bayle of this philosopher

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His expedition under Cyrus

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Character of the war under Cyrus

Nature of the celebrated retreat recorded by


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A confirmed mercenary

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Xissuter, a king of Thrace-Fable of his ark

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A Chaldean Noah, account of

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Yontchin, emperor of China–His forbearance to the
Christian missionaries

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YVETOT (article)

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Nature of the reputed kingdom of

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Romantic account of by Gagnier

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ZEAL (article)

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Definition of

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That of the early Christians, according to Julian 6 411
Strange instances of, according to St. Augustin 6 411
Calumnies produced by

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Operation of in the perversion of truih and advance-
ment of falsehood

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ZOROASTER (article)

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Fine maxim of his ..

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Who was he?

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Existing remnant of the sect, little to be gained

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The Sadder attributed to

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Saying of Sadi

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Zeal of a Frenchman to trace the religion of

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Contradictory histories of by disinterested inquirers 6 422
A persecutor

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