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Author: Charron, Pierre, 1541-1603.
Title: Of wisdom three books / written originally in French by the Sieur de Charron ; with an account of the author, made English by George Stanhope ...
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2012 November (TCP phase 2)

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Print source: Of wisdom three books / written originally in French by the Sieur de Charron ; with an account of the author, made English by George Stanhope ...
Charron, Pierre, 1541-1603., Stanhope, George, 1660-1728.

London: Printed for M. Gillyflower, M. Bently, H. Bornwick, J. Tonson, W. Freeman, T. Goodwin, M. Wotton, J. Waltboe, S. Manship, and R. Parker, 1697.
Alternate titles: De la sagesse. English
Reproduction of original in University of Illinois Library.
Volume 2 has special t.p.: Of wisdom, the second and third books.
Errata: p. 708.
Subject terms:
Ethics -- Early works to 1800.
Wisdom -- Early works to 1800.

title page
engraved title page
An Explanation of the Figure in the Fron∣tispiece of this Book.
A Brief Account OF THE AUTHOR.
OF WISDOM, THE FIRST BOOK; Which consists of the Knowledge of a Man's own self; and the Condition of Humane Nature in general.
THE First Consideration.
CHAP. I. Of the Formation of Man.
CHAP. II. The first and general Distinction of Man.
CHAP. III. Of the Humane Body, and its Constituent Parts.
CHAP. V. Of the Advantages of the Body, &c.
CHAP. VI. Of Apparel for the Body.
CHAP. VII. Concerning the Soul in general.
CHAP. VIII. Of the Soul in Particular; and First, of the Vegetative Faculty.
CHAP. IX. Of the Sensitive Faculty.
CHAP. X. Of the Senses, which are the most Exalted and Noble Parts of the Body.
CHAP. XI. Of Sight, Hearing, and Speech.
CHAP. XII. Of the other Faculties, viz. Imagination, Memory, and Appetite.
CHAP. XIII. Of the Intellectual Faculty; which is peculiar to the Humane Soul.
CHAP. XIV. Of the Parts of the Humane Soul: And first, of the Understanding, which is its noblest Function; Imagination, Reason, Wit, Judgment, &c.
CHAP. XV. Of the Memory.
CHAP. XVI. Of Imagination and Opinion.
CHAP. XVII. The Will.
The Passions and Affections.
CHAP. XVIII. Of the Passions in general.
CHAP. XIX. Of Love in general, and at large.
CHAP. XX. Of Ambition.
CHAP. XXI. Of Avarice, and the Passions opposite to it.
CHAP. XXII. Of Sensuality; and Carnal Love in particular.
CHAP. XXIII. Desires.
CHAP. XXIV. Hope and Despair.
CHAP. XXV. Of Anger.
CHAP. XXVI. Hatred.
CHAP. XXVIII. Jealousie.
CHAP. XXIX. Revenge.
CHAP. XXX. Cruelty.
CHAP. XXXI. Grief.
CHAP. XXXII. Compassion.
observation 2
CHAP. XXXIV. The Second Way of considering Man; which is, by stating the Comparison between Him, and other Animals.
observation 3
CHAP. XXXV. The Third Respect, under which we proposed to consider Man, is by taking a short View, and summary Account of his Life.
THE Fourth Consideration CONCERNS Man, with regard to his Manners, Hu∣mour, and Condition, &c.
CHAP. XXXVI. I. Vanity.
CHAP. XXXVII. II. Weakness.
CHAP. XXXVIII. III. Inconstancy.
CHAP. XXXIX. Misery.
CHAP. XL. V. Presumption.
The Fifth and Last Respect under which Man was to be consider∣ed; consisting of the Differences between Some and Others; and of the Comparisons arising from hence.
CHAP. XLI. Of the Differnce and Inequality of Men in general.
distinction 1
CHAP. XLII. The First Difference whereby Men are di∣stinguish'd, which is Natural, and Essen∣tial, and derived from the several Climates of the World.
distinction 2
CHAP. XLIII. The Second Distinction, and nicer Difference, which regards the Souls of Men, or the Internal Qualifications and Capacities of their Minds.
distinction 3
CHAP. XLIV. The Third Distinction and Difference be∣tween Men, which is Accidental, and re∣lates to their Degrees, Conditions, Offices, and Relations.
Of the Conditions and Degrees of Men par∣ticularly, according to the foregoing Table.
CHAP. XLV. Of Command and Obedience.
CHAP. XLVI. Of Marriage.
CHAP. XLVII. Of Parents and Children.
CHAP. XLVIII. Of Lords and their Slaves; Masters and Servants.
CHAP. XLIX. Of Publick Government, Sovereign Power, and Princes.
CHAP. L. Of Magistrates.
CHAP. LI. Lawgivers and Teachers.
CHAP. LII. Of the Common People.
The Fourth Distinction of Men, taken from their different Profes∣sions, Circumstances, and Man∣ner of Living.
CHAP. LIII. The Three Sorts or Degrees of Life, as it is common to the Generality of Men, di∣stinguish'd and compar'd together.
CHAP. LIV. A Life of Company and Business, compar'd with one of Retirement and Solitude.
CHAP. LV. A Life in Common, compared with That of distinct Properties.
CHAP. LVI. A Town and a Country Life compared together.
CHAP. LVII. Of a Military Life.
The Fifth and Last Difference be∣tween Some Men and Others; taken from the Advantages and Disadvantages, by which Na∣ture or Fortune hath distinguish∣ed them.
CHAP. LVIII. Of Liberty and Servitude.
CHAP. LIX. Of Nobility.
CHAP. LX. Of Honour.
CHAP. LXI. Of Learning.
CHAP. LXII. Of Riches and Poverty.
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The Second BOOK.
CHAP. I. The first Disposition to Wisdom, Exemption from the Errors and Vices of the World, and from one's own Passions.
CHAP. II. An entire Liberty of the Mind; The Se∣cond Predisposition, requisite in order to Wisdom.
CHAP. III. True and Substantial Integrity of Mind, the first and fundamental part of Wisdom.
CHAP. IV. The Second Fundamental Point of Wisdom.
CHAP. V. The First Act or Office of Wisdom.
CHAP. VI. Of a due Regulation of a Man's Pleasures and Desires.
CHAP. VII. Of Decent Deportment, and Evenness of Temper, in Prosperity, and Adversity.
CHAP. VIII. Obedience to the Laws, Compliance with the Customs, and Observance of the Ceremonies in use. How, and in what sense necessary.
CHAP. IX. Modest and Obliging Behaviour in Conversation.
CHAP. X. Prudent Management of Business.
CHAP. XI. The Fruits, or Good Effects of Wisdom.
CHAP. XII. The maintaining a True and Uninterrupted Tranquillity of Spirit, which is the very Crown and Glory of Wisdom: And the Last Head of this Book.
Book II. Chap. 5. Page 116. Sect. 2.
Advertisement the Second.
Book II. Chap. XI. Sect. 10.
Book II. Chap. XI. Sect. 18. Page 289.
The Third BOOK.
cardinal virtue Prudence
CHAP. I. Of Prudence in general.
Of the Policy fit for a Sovereign Prince in the Admini∣stration of Government.
The Preface.
CHAP. II. The First Branch of Policy, or Prudence in Government, which is the Provisionary Part.
CHAP. III. The Second Part of Policy, or Prudence in Government, which consists in the Administration and good Conduct of the Prince.
CHAP. IV. The Preface.
SECT. II. Of Evils and Difficulties actually present, and pressing.
SECT. III. Affairs Intricate and Ʋncertain.
SECT. IV. Difficult and Dangerous Cases.
SECT. V. Conspiracies.
SECT. VI. Treasonable Practices.
SECT. VII. Disorders and Popular Insurrections.
SECT. VIII. Faction and Combinations.
SECT. IX. Sedition.
SECT. X. Tyranny and Rebellion.
SECT. XI. Civil Wars.
SECT. XII. Advice for Private Persons, how they should behave them∣selves in any of the forementioned Divisions.
SECT. XIII. Of Private Differences and Disorders.
Justice, the Second Cardinal Virtue.
CHAP. V. Of Justice in General.
CHAP. VI. Of Justice, as That regards a Man's Duty to Himself.
Of Justice between Man and Man: Or, The Duty towards our Neighbour.
part 1
CHAP. VII. The First Part of Justice; or Those Universal Duties, due from All to All in Common. And first of Love.
CHAP. VIII. Mutual Faith, Fidelity; Perfidiousness, Secrecy.
CHAP. IX. Truth, and Freedom in Advising and Reproving.
CHAP. X. Of Flattery, Lying, and Dissimulation.
CHAP. XI. Of Beneficence and Gratitude.
CHAP. XII. The Duties of a Married State.
CHAP. XIII. Good Management.
CHAP. XIV. The Duty of Parents and Children.
CHAP. XV. Duties of Masters and Servants
CHAP. XVI. Duty of Princes and Subjects.
CHAP. XVII. Duty of Magistrates.
CHAP. XVIII. The Duty of Great, and of Mean Men.
CHAP. XIX. Of Fortitude in General.
Of the particular Objects, and Exercise of Fortitude.
part 1
CHAP. XX. Of External Evils.
CHAP. XXI. Of External Evils with regard to their Fruits and Effects.
CHAP. XXII. Of Sickness and Pain.
CHAP. XXIII. Of Captivity or Imprisonment.
CHAP. XXIV. Of Exile, or Banishment.
CHAP. XXV. Of Poverty, and Want, and Lesses.
CHAP. XXVI. Of Infamy, or Disgrace.
CHAP. XXVII. Loss of Friends.
Of Death.
part 2
CHAP. XXVIII. Remedies against Fear.
CHAP. XXIX. Against Grief.
CHAP. XXX. Remedies against Compassion.
CHAP. XXXI. Remedies against Anger.
CHAP. XXXII. Remedies against Hatred.
CHAP. XXXIII. Remedies against Envy.
CHAP. XXXIV. Remedies against Revenge.
CHAP. XXXV. Remedies against Jealousie.
cardinal virtue Temperance
CHAP. XXXVI. Temperance, the fourth Cardinal Virtue.
CHAP. XXXVII. Of Prosperity, and Advice thereupon.
CHAP. XXXVIII. Of Pleasure, and Directions concerning it.
CHAP. XXXIX. Of Eating and Drinking, Abstinence and Sobriety.
CHAP. XL. Of Luxury and Excess in Apparel, and their contrary Virtues, Frugality and Modesty.
CHAP. XLI. Of Temperance with respect to Carnal Pleasure; which is, Chastity, or Continency.
CHAP. XLII. Of Ambition, and Temperance with regard to the Desire of Honour and Fame.
CHAP. XLIII. Of Temperance in Speaking.