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mick philosophy, and consequently led to reject the certainty of physical, as of every other kind of knowledge, yet freely confesses its great importance to the human understanding; “ Est animorum ingeniorumque nostrorum nuturale quod dam quasi pabulum consideratio contemplatioque naturæ.If we can direct the lights we derive from such exalted specutions, upon the humbler field of the imagination, whilst we investigate the springs, and trace the courses of our passions, we may not only communicate to the taste a sort of philosophical solidity, but we may reflect back on the severer sciences some of the graces and elegancies of taste, without which the greatest proficiency in those sciences will always have the appearance of something illiberal,

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