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THE ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES

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EDUCATION.

BY ELIZABETH HAMILTON,
Author of the Memoirs of Modern Philosophers, &c.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

THIRD AMERICAN EDITION

BOSTON : SAMUEL H. PARKER, 164, WASHINGTON-STREET.

1825.

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TABLEHORGFONTENTS.

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1 LETTER" 1. - Page 7.

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On the necessity of obtaining a knowledge of the intellectual faculties,

in order to the proper cultivation. How this knowledge is to be acquired. Futility of endeavouting to ruhivate the faculties out of the order prescribed by Nature. A short analysis of the plan to be pursued. Reflections.

LETTER II.-Page 24.

PERCEPTION.

Progressive development of the faculties. Perception explained.

Hints towards its cultivation in early infancy. Its connexion with the benevolent affections.

LETTER III.–Page 38.

ATTENTION.

The power of attention in improving the perceptions. The velocity of

its operation so great as to render it frequently imperceptible. The influence of the passions upon attention. Illustrations by example.

LETTER IV.–Page 60.

CONCEPTION.

Introductory observations. Mr. Locke's definition of discernment ap

plicable to conception. The evils arising from the want of clear and accurate ideas. How these are to be obtained. Conception to be exercised in early life, on the objects of perception. Books. Peculiarity of temperament. The conceptions of melancholy pera sons languid. Observations,

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