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I JVO V I R I E s
M. CHARLES BONNET,
OF GENEVA, F. R. S.
MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OP SCIENCES OF*
JOHN LEWIS BOISSIER, Esq..
Printed and Published by W. W. WOODWARD, and for
MR. CHARLES BONNET, of Geneva, from whose works I have seleSled and translated this volume, is not of the Clerical profession, but is a gentleman of independent fortune. He is held in the highest esteem in the literary world, as a metaphysician, philosopher, and explorer of nature. His deep views, and the light he has thrown on various subjects, give him an undoubted claim to the reputation he enjoys.*
* A complete and new edition of Mr. Bonnet's works was published in 1779, at Neufchatel, in 10 vols. 4to. and 18 voltttvo.—The contents of the 8vo. edition are as follows:
Treatise of Insectology ... 1 vol.
Various Observations on Insects - - 1
Contemplations of Nature ... 3
Letters on various Subje&s of Natural His-
Analytical Essay on the Faculties of the Soul 2