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But by the palate, a taste I believe none will assert, that substance is either a colour, or The idea of substance must therefore be sound, or a taste. deriv d from an impression or reflexion, if it really exist. But the impressions of reflexion resolve themselves into our or reflexion If ? which of them Of ideas, their ori gin, com position, ; ; ; ; passions and emotions; none of which can possibly represent a substance. have therefore no idea of substance, dis We tinct from that of a collection of particular we any other cerning it.

If you wheel about a burning coal with rapidity, it will present to the senses an image of a circle of fire nor will there seem ; be any interval of time betwixt its revolutions ; meerly because tis impossible for our perceptions to succeed each to other with the same rapidity, that motion may be commu nicated to external objects. Wherever we have no successive perceptions, we have no notion of time, even tho there be From these phaenomena, as we may conclude, that time cannot a real succession in the objects.

The first is And resemblance: this is a relation, without which no philosophical relation can exist since no objects will admit of comparison, but what have some degree of ; But tho resemblance be necessary to resemblance. all phi losophical relation, it does not follow, that it always produces a connexion or association of ideas. When a quality be comes very general, and is common to a great many viduals, it leads not the mind directly to any one of them indi ; but once too great a choice, does thereby pre vent the imagination from fixing on any single object.

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