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OR,

THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL.

BY

PLATO.

TRANSLATED FROM THE GREEK

BY

Strand

CHARLES S. STANFORD.

A NEW EDITION, ENRICHED WITH ARCHBISHOP FENELON'S "LIFE OF PLATO;"
THE OPINIONS OF ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL, AND MODERN PHILOSOPHERS

AND DIVINES ON THE SOUL'S IMMORTALITY; TOGETHER
WITH NOTES HISTORICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL AND

MYTHOLOGICAL.

TO WHICH

IS ADDED

CATALOGUE

A

OF ALL THE WORKS KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN WRITTEN ON A
FUTURE STATE.

Plato, thou reason'st well,

Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond desire,
This longing after immortality!

Or whence this secret dread, and inward horror
Of falling into naught! Why shrinks the soul
Back on herself, and startles at destruction!
'Tis the divinity that stirs within us;

"Tis heaven itself that points out an hereafter,
And intimates eternity to man.-Addison's Cato.

Dr. Roger Ascham, on a visit to the family of the Marquis of Dorset, at his seat at Broadgate, found on his arrival that Lady Jane Grey was alone, the rest of the family being engaged in a hunting party: to his great surprise he found her reading the Phedon of Plato. She observed to him that the sport which her friends were enjoying, was but a shadow compared with the David Hume. pleasure she received from this sublime author.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

CONTENTS.

PREFACE

LIFE OF PLATO.

A CATALOGUE OF THE WRITINGS OF PLATO....

INTRODUCTION

PHÆDO; OR, THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL

OPINIONS OF THE ANCIENT, INTERMEDIATE, AND MODERN

PHILOSOPHERS AND DIVINES, CONCERNING THE IMMOR-

TALITY OF THE SOUL

NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS

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