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Tacitas, his account of the Chauci, i. 44. Quoted, 88, Note.
The first, except Homer, who painted character, 214.
His knowledge of human nature, 223. His account of
the indolence of the Germans, 277, Note. Of their
gaming, 341. Of their respect for women, 370. 3850
Of their marriages, 438.; and continencé, 459. Quo-
ted, ii. 97. 173.; iii. 285. 312. 373.
Tartary, cold of, to what owing, i. 80. Feroeity of the
inhabitants of, 86.
Tasso, his merit, i. 180, Note.
Tassoni, passage of, relative to Scottish music, i. 238.
Taste, remarks on, i. 153. et seq. Curbs the imagina-
tion, 155. Progress of, 156.. Why it ripened so eat.
ly in Greece, 158. Fondness of the people of the
middle ages for puns, 159. et seq. Promoted by a
town life, 166. Different in different nations, 170.
Circumstances that may retard it, 171. Fine taste ac-
companied by refinement in manners, 172.
Tavannes, horrid sentiment of, iii. 427.
Taylor, Jeremy, his austerity, iii. 414.
Taxes, general considerations on, ii. 156. et seq. Locke's
false reasoning on, 162. Different kinds of, with their
advantages and disadvantages, 168. et seq. Method of
levying, 177. Rules to be observed in taxing, 180.
Taxes examined with respect to their effects, 191.
Those which are pernicious to industry, 194. et seq.
Those which advance industry and commerce, 200. et
Temple, Sir William, his idea that courage depends on
animal food, i. 49. 278, Note.
Terence, remarks on the comedies of, i, 214,
Thales, how he measured the Egyptian pyramids, i. 133,
Theology, principles and practice of, iii. 251. Existence
of a Deity generally believed, ibid. This not wholly
owing to fear, 254. Reasoning of a Greenlander con-
cerning the existence of God, 256. Rudeness of some
}, savages, 258. Belief of, owing to some internal sense,
259. Why this sense not too strong, 264. . Folly of
atheism, 265. Progress of opinion respecting the Di.
vinity, 269. et seq. Ridiculous notions of the Greeks
concerning their gods, 273. Of the Romans, 277. 287.
Of tutelar deities, 290. et seq. Foolish notions con-
cerning the conduct of Providence, 299., Origin of
single combat, &c. 301. Objections to the sense of
Deity answered, 374.
Thurot, his humanity, i. 317. Note.
Toleration, the effects of commerce, iii. 438.
Topics, Aristotle's, iii. 77.
Torquemada, a dreadful inquisitor, iii. 428.
Trade. See Commerce.
Tragedy, remarks on the Greek, i. 205. et seq.
Transubstanciation, remarks on, iii. 317. Passage from
the Roman Missal concerning, 322.
Turks, their former activity, ii. 89. Their enmity to the
Persians, iii. 409.
Ustariz quoted, ii. 240, 241, 242.
Vegetius endeavours to account for the difference of cha-
racter in nations from climate, i. 41. His remark that
husbandmen make the best soldiers, ii. 256. Quoted,
Velleius Paterculus, remark of, i. 147. On the decay of
fine arts, 221. 245.
Virtue, definition of, iii. 137. Note.
Vitruvius, his remark on the influence of climate, i. 39.
Of the origin of society, ii. 3.
Voltaire, mistake of, i. 28. Note. Extols the republic of
Paraguay, ii. 47.
Waldenses, account of the, iii. 431.
War, generosity in, i. 312. et seq. Compared with peace,
ii. 110. Instances of the virtues exemplified in, 111,
Note. Magnanimity in, 115. Effects of long peace in
a state, 116. War, sometimes proper, 1 27.
Winckelman, remark of, on the decay of the fine arts,
William of Malmesbury quoted, iii. 399.
Wit, specimens of, in the dark ages, i. 159. et seq. Re-
Writing, origin and progress of, i. 134. Not known in
Greece in Homer's time, 136.
Zeleucus, introduction to his laws, iii. 389.
Zoroaster, story concerning, iii. 384.