"The parts and proportions of the mind, their mutual relation and dependency, the connection and frame of those passions which constitute the soul or temper, may easily be understoof by anyone who thinks it worth his while to study this inward anatomy."
— Cooper, Anthony Ashley, third earl of Shaftesbury (1671-1713)
See An Inquiry Concerning Virtue, in Two Discourses; Viz. I. of Virtue, and the Belief of a Deity. II. of the Obligations to Virtue. (London: Printed for A. Bell, 1699). <Link to ESTC><Link to EEBO>
See also "An Inquiry Concerning Virtue or Merit" in Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times. In Three Volumes. (London: John Darby, 1711). <Link to ESTC>
Some text drawn from EEBO and ECCO, most from Anthony Ashley Cooper, Third Earl of Shaftesbury. Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times, ed. Lawrence E. Klein (Cambridge: CUP, 2001). Klein's text is based on the British Library's copy of the second edition of 1714. [Texts to be collated.]