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CHARLES BONNET, F.R.S.
Publish'd as the Act directs, Oct. 1, 1787, by I. Stockdale Piccadilly.
MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY
OF SCIENCES OF PARIS,
JOHN LEWIS BOISSIER, Esq.
PRINTED FOR JOHN STOCKDALE, PICCADILLY;
AND WILLIAM CREECH, EDINBURGH.
R. Charles Bonnet, of Geneva, from
MR. whofe works I have felected and
tranflated this volume, is not of the Clerical profeffion, but is a gentleman of independant fortune. He is held in the highest esteem, in the literary world, as a metaphyfician, philofopher, and explorer of nature. His deep views, and the lights he has thrown on various fubjects, give him an undoubted claim to the reputation be enjoys (a).
(a) A complete and new edition of Mr. Bonnet's works was published in 1779, at Neufchatel, in LỌ vols. 4to. and 18 vols. 8vo.-The contents of the 8vo. edition are as follows:
Treatife of Infectology
Various Obfervations on Infects
Memoirs of Natural History
The prefent work reprefents Christianity in a philofophical point of view, which cannot but deeply impress every mind difpofed to medita
In this fceptical and paradoxical age;` an oftentatious difplay of erudition-every allur ing and fafcinating grace of ftyle-every Specious argument, calculated to misguide the unwary—have been employed to undermine our holy religion. It must therefore be a fource of infinite fatisfaction, to those who fincerely fearch after truth, to fee the man of genius, the man of learning and deep reflection, ftand forth to