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Life's Progress Through The Passions Or, The Adventures of Natura   By: (1693-1756)

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April 2, 1748.

The late great Demand for the FORTUNATE FOUNDLINGS, occasioning it to be out of Print sooner than was expected; this is to advertise the Public, that a new Edition of that Book is now in the Press, and will be published the Beginning of next Month.

LIFE's PROGRESS THROUGH THE PASSIONS:

OR, THE ADVENTURES OF NATURA.

By the Author of The FORTUNATE FOUNDLINGS.

[Illustration: Portrait of the printer]

LONDON: Printed by T. Gardner, and Sold at his Printing Office, at Cowley's Head, opposite St. Clement's Church, in the Strand. M,DCC,XLVIII.

Just Published by T. Gardner,

In Four Beautiful Pocket Volumes, (Price Twelve Shillings bound.) Correctly printed from the Octavo Edition, (With New Engraved Frontispieces,)

The FEMALE SPECTATOR, COMPLEAT.

'The great Encomiums bestowed on this Work by some of the most distinguished Judges, have been so frequently inserted in all the public Papers, that it is presumed no one can be unacquainted with them, and therefore are thought needless here to be particularized: But that so useful a Work may be more universally read, (especially by the younger and politer Sort of Ladies, for whom it is more peculiarly adapted,) it is now printed in the above mentioned Size, which will be less cumbersome to them, and the Expence being reduced to one half of what the Octavo Edition sells at, it may be more easily purchased The great Encomiums bestowed on this Work by some of the most distinguished Judges, have been so frequently inserted in all the public Papers, that it is presumed no one can be unacquainted with them, and therefore are thought needless here to be particularized: But that so useful a Work may be more universally read, (especially by the younger and politer Sort of Ladies, for whom it is more peculiarly adapted,) it is now printed in the above mentioned Size, which will be less cumbersome to them, and the Expence being reduced to one half of what the Octavo Edition sells at, it may be more easily purchased'

The above Work is printed in a larger Letter, in Octavo, Price 1l. 4s. bound.

CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTION, Page 1.

BOOK the First.

CHAP. I.

Shews, in the example of Natura, how from our very birth, the passions, to which the human soul is incident, are discoverable in us; and how far the organs of sense, or what is called the constitution, has an effect over us, Page 4.

CHAP. II.

Contains some proofs by what swift degrees the passions gain an ascendant over the mind, and grow up in proportion with our reason, Page 7.

CHAP. III.

The early influence which the difference of sex excites, is here exemplified, in the fond, but innocent affection of Natura and Delia, Page 21.

CHAP. IV.

Shews, that till we arrive at a certain age, the impressions made on us are easily erased; and also that when those which bear the name of love are once rooted in the mind, there are no lengths to which we may not be transported by that passion, if great care is not taken to prevent its getting the ascendant over reason, Page 27.

CHAP. V.

That to indulge any one fault, brings with it the temptation of committing others, is demonstrated by the behaviour of Natura, and the misfortunes and disgrace, which an ill judged shame had like to have involved him in, Page 39.

CHAP. VI.

Shews the great force of natural affection, and the good effects it has over a grateful mind, Page 51... Continue reading book >>




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