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AN

ESS A Y

CONCERNING

HUMAN UNDERSTANDING.

WRITTEN

BY JOHN LOCKE, GENT.

THE TWENTY-THIRD EDITION.

TO WHICH ARE NOW ADDED,

1. Analysis of Mr. Locke's Doctrine of Ideas, on a large Sheet.
II. A Defence of Mr. Locke's Opinion concerning Personal Identity,

with an Appendix.
III. A Treatise on the Conduct of the Understanding.
IV. Some Thoughts concerning Reading and Study for a Gentleman:

V. Elements of Natural Philosophy.
VI. A New Method of a Common-Place-Book.

EXTRACTED FROM THE AUTHOR'S WORKS.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOLUME I.

London:

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PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON, W. LOWNDES, DARTON AND
CO. G. WILKIE, J. OTRIDGE, RICHARDSON,

LAW AND
WHITTAKER, LONGMAN AND Co. CADELL AND DAVIES, J.
MAWMAN, LACKINGTON AND CO. BALDWIN AND CO. R. S. KIRBY,
T. HUGHES, R. HUNTER, R. FENNER, AND T. AND J. ALLMAN.

31 JUL 1956

IBRARY

Printed by R. & R. Gilbert, St. John's Square, London,

TO THE

RIGIIT HONOURABLE

TH O M AS,

EARL OF PEMBROKE AND MONTGOMERY,

Baron Herbert of Cardiff, Lord Ross of Kendal, Par,

Fitzhugh, Marmion, St. Quintin, and Shurland; Lord President of his Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, and Lord Lieutenant of the County of Wilts, and of South-Wales. ,

MY LORD,

THIS Treatise, which is grown up under your lordship's eye, and has ventured into the world by your order, does now, by a natural kind of of right, come to your lordship for that protection, which you several years since promised it. It is not that I think any name, how great soever, set at the beginning of a book, will be able to cover the faults that are to be found in it. Things in print must stand and fall by their own worth, or the Reader's fancy. But there being nothing more to be desired for truth, than a fair unprejudiced hearing, nobody is more likely to procure me that than your lordship, who are allowed to have got so intimate an acquaintance with her, in her more retired

Your lordship is known to have so far advanced your speculations in the most abstract and general knowledge of things, beyond the or

recesses.

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