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Railway Locomotives and Cars - Page 14
1832
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Essays on Philosophical Subjects

Adam Smith - 1795 - 1795 - 244 pages
...heart ; yet it would require a very fkilful pencil to prefent them to the public eye. He was certainly not fitted for the general commerce of the world, or for the bufuiefs of active life. The comprehenfive fpeculations with which he had been occupied from his j-outh,...
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The New annual register, or General repository of history, politics, and ...

1795
...heart ; yet it would require a very fkilful pencil to prefent them to the public eye. He was certainly not fitted for the general commerce of the world, or for the bufinefs of active life. The comprehenfive fpeculations with which he had been occupied from his youth,...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 65, Part 2

Early English newspapers - 1795
...yet re would r*4uiica very utilful pencil to prcfent tliwn them to the public eye. He was certainly not fitted for the general commerce of the world, or for the bufinefs of active life. Thecomprehenfivefpeculations with which he had been occupied from his youth,...
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The Scots Magazine, Or, General Repository of Literature, History ..., Volume 58

Great Britain - 1796
...: yet it wculd require a very ikilful pencil to prcfent them to tli« public eye. He was certainly not fitted for the general commerce of the world, or for the bufintfs of active life. The comprehenfive fpecvlations with which he had been occupied from his youth,...
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The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Volume 4

1798
...heart ; yet it would require a very fltilful pencil to prefent them to the public eye. He was certainly not fitted for the general commerce of the world, or for the bufinefs of active Kfe. The comprehenfive fpeculations with which he had been occupied from his youth,...
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 37

History - 1800
...yet it would require a very (kilful pfin'il to pn-' fent them to the public oy«\ Hf was certainly not fitted for the general commerce of the world, or for the bufincls of nclivc lile. Th« comprehenfive fpeculatioii"! with which he had been occupied from his...
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The New England Quarterly Magazine, Issue 1

1802
...heart ; yet it would require a very fkilful pencil to prefent^ them to the public eye. He was certainly not fitted for the general commerce of the world, or for the bufinefs of active life. The comprehenfive fpeculations with which he had been occupied from his youth,...
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Annual Register, Volume 37

History - 1807
...heart ; yet il would require a very skilful pencil to present them to the public eye. He was certainly not fitted for the general commerce of the world, or for the business of active life. Tbe comprehensive speculations with which he had uten occupied from his youth, and the variety of mattrials...
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Biographical Memoirs, of Adam Smith, LL. D., of William Robertson, D. D. and ...

Dugald Stewart - 1811 - 532 pages
...heart ; yet it would require a very skilful pencil to present them to the public eye. He was certainly not fitted for the general commerce of the world,...rendered him habitually inattentive to familiar objects, and to common occurrences ; and he frequently exhibited instances of absence, which have scarcely been...
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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Volume 1

Adam Smith - Economics - 1811
...artless simplicity of his heart. The comprehensive speculations with which he had always been occupied, and the variety of materials which his own invention...rendered him habitually inattentive to familiar objects, and to common occurrences. On this account, he was remarkable, throughout the whole of life, for speaking...
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