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. Both these considerations have been sufficiently explained: and therefore shall not at present be any farther insisted on. But though nations in this particular resemble individuals, yet as they are very different in other respects, no wonder they regulate themselves by different maxims, and give rise to a new set of rules, which we call the laws of nations. Three of these relations are discoverable at first sight, and fall more properly under the province of intuition than demonstration. We often quit our hold of it, in consequence of the difficulties which occur in speculation, though in the end we inevitably return to it again. Why distance weakens the conception and passion: Why distance in time has a greater effect than that in space: And why distance in past time has still a greater effect than that in future. in no other way than from the united operation of both, can knowledge arise. Fire. also communicates the sensation of pleasure at one distance, and that of pain at another. There are some [See Dr.Barrow's mathematical lectures.], who pretend, that equality is best defined by congruity, and that any two figures are equal, when upon the placing of one upon the other, all their parts correspond to and touch each other. In the same way I ask; Does the conception of extension belong to metaphysics?