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THE

CONSTITUTION OF MAN

CONSIDERED IN

RELATION TO EXTERNAL OBJECTS.

BY

GEORGE COMBE.

IJ.LUSTRATED WITH TWENTY ENGRAVINGS.

" VAIN IS THE RIDICULE WITH WHICH ONE PORESEES SOME PERSONS WILL DIVERT
THEMSELVES, UPON FINDING LESSER PAINS CONSIDERED AS INSTANCES OF DIVINA
PUNISHMENT. THERE IS NO POSSIBILITY OF ANSWERING OR EVADING THE GENE-
RAL THING HERE INTENDED, WITHOUT DENYING ALL FINAL CAUSES." — Batler's
Analogy.

THIS IS THE ONLY AUTHORIZED AMERICAN EDITION.

NEW EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED.

NEW YORK:
FOWLER & WELLS CO., PUBLISHERS,

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LOOB UPON PHRENOLOGY AS THE GUIDE OF PALLOSOPHY, AND THE HANDMAID OF CERISTIANITY. WHOEVER DISSEMINATUS ra PIRENOLOGI 18 A PUBLIO BENEFACTOR."-Horace Mann.

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HARVARD MEDICAL LIBRARY

IN THE
FRANCIS A. COUNTWAY

LIBRARY OF MEDICINE

PREFACE

TO THE AMERICAN EDITION.

In presenting the present edition of The Constitution of Man’ to the American public, I beg leave to return my warmest acknowledgments for the favor with which they have received both this and my other works. There is so much vigorous thinking, practical sense, and bold enterprise in the general public of the United States, that their approbation of the views which I have from time to time offered for their consideration, has increased not a little my own reliance on the truth and utility of my opinions; and in preparing the present edition for the press, I have been animated throughout by the desire to render it worthy of the approbation of my transatlantic friends. I have not found it necessary to alter any essential principle adopted in the first cdition On the contrary, seven years of additional observation, discussion, and reflection, have tend ed only to accumulate new evidence in favor of the propositions maintained. I have, however, corrected as far as possible the style of the work, inserted new proofs and illustrations, and added three chapters entirely new—those

Punishment as inflicted under the Natural Laws,' on 'the Influence of the Natural Laws on Individual Happiness,' and on the Relation between Science and Scripture.' I believe the people of the United States to have advanced farther towards the practical application of the principles developed in the following work, than any other nation; and if it shall in any degree serve to animate and direct them in their future progress towards happiness and virtue, the highest object of my ambition will be gained

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ADVERTISEMENT

TO THE TWENTIETH AMERICAN EDITION.

TIME.

MɔRE THAN THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND Copies of the “ ConstitO. rion of Man” have already been sold. Edition after edition has been published and bought up at a surprisingly rapid rate; nor are there Ruy signs of ani abatement; on the contrary, the demand is increasing. The fact that there are now skvEN SETS OF STEREOTYPE PLATES in active operation in the United States alone, proves most conclusively that the demand for this prOFOUNDLY GREAT WORK is every day increasing.

The “ ConstiTUTION OF MAN" has been translated into the FRENCA, GERMAN, SPANISH, SWEDISH, and Italian languages, in all of which it has been extensively published; nor is there another work within our knowledge more worthy of being UNIVERSALLY circulated than this. It is not a work for a day, or an age, but for all ages-ALL

The importance and magnitude of the principles herein conwined are beyond those to be found in any other work.

The pame of George COMBE will be immortalized, and handed down to posterity with honor and lasting fame, never to be obliterated from the mind of man. His writings will be more highly appre. cinted by succeeding generations, until they shall exert a controlling mfluence thronghout the civilized world. When our laws shall be founded on the moral nature of man, instead of his animal propensi. ties, then, aud not till then, may we look for peaCE, HAPPINESS, and UNIVERSAL HARMONY, all of which will grow out of a knowledge of PHRENOLOGICAL SCIENCE, as explained and demonstrated in this work. How vastly IMPORTANT, then, that it be placed in the hands of every MAN, WOMAN, and CHILD, TIIHOUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE ; and our only object in bringing out this Edition in a CHEAP FORM, is in order that the peoOLE may obtain the COMPLETE WORK, REVISED and ENLARGED, at a LOWER PRICE than the cost of all other inferior editiong. This is the only AUTHORIZED AMERICAN EDITION ; all others are info rior, being either mutilated, or otherwise imperfect.

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