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Rev. Richard Ward, M. A. and F. S. A. Queen-Street, May-Fair
Rev. Richard Walton, B. A. Rector of Wooton, Isle of Wight
Rev. Robert Watts, Battlebridge, near London
John Wells, Efq; Bickley-Place, Kent
Rev. Charles Webber, Chichester
Rev. Francis Whitfeld, M. A. Vicar of Godmerfham with Challock, Kent
Rev. Robert Whitehead, B. A. Queen's College, Oxford
Mr. John Whitfield, Faversham
Rev. Walter Williams, M. A. Vicar of Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, and of Throwley, Kent
William Woodgate, Efq; Summer-Hill, Tunbridge
Rev. James Woodhoufe, M. A. Queen's College, Oxford
Rev. Richard Wright, M. A. Rector of Oton-Beauchamp, Effex.
Rev. Thomas Zouch, M. A. Rector of Wycliffe, Yorkshire.
TABLE OF GENERAL CONTENTS.
Different acceptations of the term Suicide:-bow to be understood in the following
work:—its degrees of guilt or innocence :—short summary of what is to be proved
in the argumentative part of this work.
N. B. For a fuller account of Contents fee at the head of each Chapter.
Distant causes, which prepare the mind for the commiffion of outrageous and defperate
Juicide in due time.
Incitements to immediate fuicide briefly opened; efpecially to that, which concludes
a life of fin and wickedness.
On certain laws of modern honour, which lead to immediate fuicile, even against the
strongest inclinations to life.-The courage alfo, which is fuppofed to be connected
with fuicide, shown rather to be the effect of a certain temerity and hardiness of
fpirit, tending to increafe its general guilt.
The special guilt of Suicide illuftrated,
Its perpetration proved to be an offence against the first impulses of human nature:
The offence of fuicide against the good order of fociety in general.
The offence of fuicide against particular connexions and family.
Great accumulation both of the general and special guilt of Suicide on
Inquiry into the manner in which fuicide is forbidden in the Old and New Teftament.-
A note in Hume's Elay on Suicide relative to chriftian fuicide examined.
Examination of Part III. of Donne's work entitled "Biathanatos," in which be
cide.-Caufes of its meritorious commiffion (as deemed by fome) in the early ages
of the church.-Their invalidity expofed. - Brief recapitulation of preceding
Historical Inquiry into the opinions and practices, the laws and customs of the
Inquiry begun into the opinions and customs of Afiatic nations concerning fuicide, as
they have fubfifted from the earliest times to the prefent. Page 104-128
The fame fubject continued; and also an account of fuicide among the worshippers of
Inquiry begun into the opinions of the Western philofophers relative to fuicide.-
Pythagoreans and Socratics.-Old and new Platonifts.-Peripatetics.—Epi-
The followers of Carneades, or the New Academy.-Cicero.-Paffages from poets
and tragedians.-Opinions and practices of fome famous individuals of old.-
Summary of the opinions of the ancients on fuicide.