Reading, Reid on the Mind. This author in some places pleases me very much; but in
others he is disagreeable especially when he attempts to be humorous. His Chapter
upon seeing which fills three quarters of the book, contains, a long detail upon the
construction of the eye, and a very curious dissertation upon squinting, but which
seems, to have very little to do with the Mind. This and a laborous attempt to prove
a proposition which no body can deny (viz, that there is no similarity between the
cause of a sensation in the mind, and the sensation itself) takes up almost all this
inquiry into the human mind.