LETTER VI.—Page 88.
Inutility of endeavouring to impress belief upon subjects
which are beyond the present powers of conception.-
The affections of the heart liable to be influenced by
desire or aversion, before the judgment is capable of
deciding upon the truth of abstract propositions; for
which reason the religious instruction of children ought
chiefly to be addressed to the heart.-Illustrations.
LETTER VII.-Page 105.
ASSOCIATIONS PRODUCING BENEVOLENCE.
State of infancy favourable to the cultivation of the bene-
volent affections.-Tendency of every passion to pro-
duce passions of the class to which it belongs.-Male-
volent and dissocial passions inspired by the gratifica.
tion of self-will.