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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;
SOME ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE, WRITINGS, AND CHARACTER
OF THE AUTHOR;
LORD BISHOP OF WORCESTER.
VOLUME THE SECOND.
Printed by Luke Hansard & Sons, near Lincoln's-Inn Fields,
CO N T E N T S
THE DIVINE LEGATION.
PROVES THE NECESSITY OF THE DOCTRINE OF A FUTURE
STATE TO SOCIETY, FROM THE CONDUCT OF THE ANCIENT LAWGIVERS, AND FOUNDERS OF CIVIL POLICY:
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