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CHAP. III. The various Degrees of Excitement, of which

Ideas, or the renovated Feelings of the Mind,

are susceptible,

258

IV. An Inquiry into those Laws of Mental Conscious.

ness which give rise to the Illusions of Dreams, 272

V. Phantasms may arise from Ideas of which the

Mind might otherwise have been either con-

scious or unconscious,

282

VI. The Effect of Morbific Excitements of the Mind

when heightened by the vivifying Influence of

Hope and Fear,

295

VII. The Illusions which Hope and Fear are capable of

exciting independently of the Co-operation of

Morbific Causes,

305

VIII. Mental Excitements distinguished as partial or

general,

311

IX. General Mental Excitements considered as the

Result of Morbific Causes co-operating with

moral Agents,

315

X. The frequent Effect of general Morbific Excite.

ments in rendering the Mind unconscious either

of pleasurable or painful Feelings,

319

XI. The Influence of any prevailing moral Disposition

may be so increased by a Morbific Excitement,

as to be productive of Spectral Impressions of a

corresponding Character,

323

XII. When moral Agents which exert a pleasurable In-

fluence are heightened in their Effects by the

Co-operation of Morbific Excitements of a si-

milar pleasurable Quality, the Mind may be

rendered totally unconscious of opposite or pain.

ful Feelings,

340

XIII. When moral Agents which exert a painful In.

fluence are heightened in their Effects by the

Co-operation of Morbific Excitements of a simi.

lar painful Quality, the Mind may be rendered

totally unconscious of opposite or pleasurable

Feelings,

347

XIV. Proofs that, during intense Excitements of the

Mind, no less than during Syncope and Sleep,

the Causes which exclusively act upon Organs

of Sensation eventually extend their vivifying

Influence to the Renovation of past Feelings,

353

XV. When Morbific Causes of Mental Excitement ex-

ert to their utmost Extent their stimulating

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