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“If our religion is a fable, the sooner it is exploded the better.
“It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but
Amativeness 2. Philoprogenitiveness 3. Inhabitiveness 4. Adhesiveness 5. Combativeness 6. Destructiveness 63. Alimentiveness 7. Secretiveness 8. Acquisitiveness 9. Constructiveness 10. Self-esteem. II. Love of Approbation I 2. Cautiousness 13. Benevolence
Veneration. 15. Firmness. 16. Conscientiousness 17. Hope 18. Wonder 19. Ideality 20. Mirthfulness 21. Imitation. 22. Individuality 23. Form 24.
Size 25. Weight 26. Colour 27. Locality 28. Number 29. Order 30. Eventuality. 31.
As it is in the preface alone that an opportunity is afforded for saying something with regard to the title of this work, such opportunity will not in this, as in the first edition, be neglected. What will be attempted here will be to give a reason why the title “Orthodox Phrenology" was chosen ; but as this will be better understood when the circumstances which led to its adoption are known, a word concerning these will form but a necessary preliminary. In the first place then, as a maker of phrenological heads, I have been asked if I was not ashamed of myself for carrying on a trade which tended to disseminate views which led only to materialism, and ultimately to atheism. With the view to ascertain the nature of the wrong which such questions implied, I was induced to examine the subject for myself. To accomplish this I read several works on Phrenology, and found that opinions were sometimes introduced which were inconsistent with, rather than supported by, the facts which Phrenology presented. Such of these that were considered of sufficient importance have been noticed and commented on in the present work. And as I found that a thorough knowledge of Phrenology does not incline the student to views that are heterodox, I was led to suspect that those who thought otherwise were guided merely by opinion. Of the justness of this suspicion I have since been convinced, by finding on inquiry that nothing is really known of Phrenology by those who regard its nature as being heterodox.
It is by the study of Phrenology that we learn that the faculties of the mind represent each a separate law written in our nature ; and as these are innate there can be no doubt as to their being of “ origin Divine.” By Phrenology we learn that these faculties, though seemingly opposite in their nature, form, in due