Letters of Eminent Persons, Addressed to David Hume ...

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John Hill Burton
W. Blackwood and sons, 1849 - Philosophers - 334 pages
 

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Page 347 - FGS, Geographer at Edinburgh to her Majesty. In Imperial Folio, half-bound russia or morocco, price £10, 10s. " That admirable and beautiful publication."— Government Geological Survey, "Their Lordships are fully sensible of the ingenuity and extensive information displayed in this Atlas."— The Lord* of the Admiralty.
Page 37 - Smith agrees with me in thinking that you are turned soft by the dMices of a French court, and that you don't write in that nervous manner you was remarkable for in the more northern climates. Besides, what is still worse, you take your politics from your Elliots, Rigbys, and Selwyns ! ! ! A bad politician tells me just now that we are to have war. Impossible. Adieu.
Page 36 - Colbert were sitting down to dine with me at Bordeaux. The latter is a very honest fellow, and deserves to be a bishop ; make him one if you can. I stated my...
Page 104 - In short, I see clearly, your reputation is gradually rising in the public esteem. — A flattering circumstance this, even in the decline of life; and when by the unalterable course of nature, nothing will soon be left of us but a Name. — By the bye, does not this almost universal solicitude to live after we close our eyes to this present scene, mean something? — I hope, I almost believe it does. Else why are we, on a variety of occasions, so much interested in what is to pass after our deaths?...
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Page 34 - My ear was struck with sounds I had little been accustomed to of late, virulent abuse on the last reign, and from a voice unknown to me. I turned, and saw a face equally new ; a black, robust man, of a military figure, rather...
Page 37 - Foley's, who forwards all my letters, and knows where to find me. Why will you triumph and talk of platte couture? You have friends on both sides. Smith agrees with me in thinking that you are turned soft by the delices of a French court, and that you don't write in that nervous manner you was remarkable for in the more northern climates.
Page 243 - En conséquence, soit que vous suiviez, soit que vous rejetiez mon avis, je serai contente si vous l'êtes, et si le public vous approuve. Je n'ai pas la présomption de me croire la capacité qu'il faudrait pour bien conseiller un homme tel que vous qui a sa gloire à soutenir, et sur lequel tous les yeux vont se fixer.
Page 245 - De semblables examens doivent précéder les liaisons et non suivre les ruptures. Au nom de ce que vous vous devez; au nom d'une amitié dont l'estime fut la base, prenez garde à ce que vous allez faire. Que craindriez-vous? Ni Rousseau, ni personne ne peut vous nuire. Vous êtes invulnérable si vous ne vous blessez pas vous-même.
Page 187 - L'Espinasse et moi sommes d'avis, que vous devez donner cette histoire au public, avec toutes ses circumstances. Voiei ce que nous vous conseillons — je dis nous, car je parle ici au nom de tous. Vous commencerez d'abord par dire que vous savez que Rousseau travaille à ses mémoires, qu'il...

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