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contained in this little essay; and I say, with my author, that if I can be instru. mental in rescuing a single vi&im from the hand of tyranny or ignorance, his transports will sufficiently console me for the contempt of all mankind.

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INTRODUCTION,

Page 13 CHAP. I. Of the Origin of Punishments, 17 II. Of the Right to Punish,

19 III. Confequences of the foregoing Principles,

22 IV. Of the Interpretation of Laws, 24 V. Of the Obscurity of Laws, 29 VI. Of the Proportion between Crimes and Punisbments,

32
VII. Ofestimating the Degree of Crimes, 36
VIII. Of the Divison of Crimes,
IX. Of Honour,
X. Of Duelling,
XI. Of Crimes which disturb the pub-

lic Tranquillity,
XII. Of the Intent of Punishments, 51
XIII. Of the Credibility of Witnesses, 52
XIV. Of Evidence and the Proofs of a

Crime, and of the Form of Judgment, 56
XV. Of secret Accusations,

60 XVI. Of Torture,

63 XVII. Of pecuniary Punishments, 73 XVIII. Of Oaths,

76 XIX. Of the Advantage of immediate Puniflment,

78 CHAP.

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CHAP. XX. Of Axts of Violence,

82
XXI. Of the Punishment of the Nobles, 84
XXII. Of Robbery,
XXIII. Of Infamy, considered as a Pu-
nisbment,

89
XXIV. Of Idleness,

91
XXV.Of Banishment and Confifcation, 92
XXVI. Of the Spirit of Family in
States,

95
XXVII. Of the Mildnefs of Punish-

ments,
XXVIII. Of the Punishment of Death, 104
XXIX. Of Imprisonment,

116
XXX. Of Profecution and Prescrip-
tion,

II
XXXI. Of Crimes of difficult Proof, 123
XXXII. Of Suicide,

129
XXXIII. Of Smuggling,

134 XXXIV. Of Bankrupts,

137 XXXV. Of Sanctuaries,

141 XXXVI. Of Rewards for apprehend.

ing, or killing Criminals, 144
XXXVII. Of Attempts, Accomplices,

and Pardon,
XXXVIII. Of fuggestive Interroga-
tions,

149
XXXIX. Of a particular Kind of
Crimes,

151 XL. Of falfe Ideas of Utility, 153

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