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LORD BISHOP OF GLOUCESTER.

A NEW EDITION,

IN TWELVE VOLUMES.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED

A DISCOURSE BY WAY OF GENERAL PREFACE;

CONTAINING

SOME ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE, WRITINGS, AND CHARACTER

OF THE AUTHOR;
BY RICHARD HURD, D.D.

LORD BISHOP OF WORCESTER.

VOLUME THE SECOND.

London:

Printed by Luke Hansard & Sons, near Lincoln's-Inn Fields,
FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES, IN THE STRAND.

181l.

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CO N T E N T S

OF

VOL. II.

THE DIVINE LEGATION.

BOOK II.

PROVES THE NECESSITY OF THE DOCTRINE OF A FUTURE

STATE TO SOCIETY, FROM THE CONDUCT OF THE ANCIENT LAWGIVERS, AND FOUNDERS OF CIVIL POLICY:

-continued.

SECT. IV. The next art was the legislator's invention

of the mysteries, solely instituted for the propagation and support of the doctrine of a future state of rewards and punishments. Their original and progress deduced: their nature and end explained : their secrets revealed : and the causes of the degeneracy accounted for. To give a complete idea of this important institution, the sixth book of Virgil is examined, and the descent of Æneas into hell, shewn to be only an initiation into, and

representation of the shows of the mysteries, pp.1-210 APPENDIX

pp. 211-263 SECT. V. The next instance of the magistrate's care of

religion, in establishing a national worship. That an established religion is the universal voice of nature. The right of establishing a religion justified, in an explanation

of

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