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" I had treasured up stores of study and plans of thinking for many years;" and his only consolation is that the opportunity of becoming conversant with state affairs may be profitable : — " I shall have an opportunity of seeing courts and camps : and... "
Memorials of the Public Life and Character of the Rt. Hon. James Oswald of ... - Page 49
by James Oswald - 1825 - 484 pages
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The World's Cyclopedia of Biography, Volume 3

1883 - 836 pages
...ambition. I have long hatf .a" intention, in my riper years, of composing some history ; and I questipn not but some greater experience in the operations of the field and the iP' trigues of the cabinet will be requisite, in order to enable me to speafc with judgment on these...
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Hume, Volume 7

Thomas Henry Huxley - 1902 - 678 pages
...opportunity of seeing courts and camps : and if I can afterward be so happy as to attain leisure and otner opportunities, this knowledge may even turn to account...of the field and the intrigues of the cabinet will bo requisite, in order to enable mo to speak with judgment on these subjects," ITume returned to London...
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David Hume and His Influence on Philosophy and Theology

James Orr - 1903 - 268 pages
...without regret that Hume laid aside the plans of study he had formed. We now hear from him distinctly, " I have long had an intention, in my riper years, of composing some history " ; 2 but he was wise enough to see that some wider experiences of cities and men, and of " the intrigues...
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The Art of History: A Study of Four Great Historians of the Eighteenth Century

John Bennett Black - 1926 - 220 pages
...Sciences, Of the Balance of Power ; also his Memorandum Book. to his friend, Oswald of Dunnikier : l " I have long had an intention in my riper years of composing some history." Considerations of a more general character seem to emphasize Hume's independence as a historian. There...
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British Diplomats and Diplomacy, 1688-1800

Jeremy Black - 2001 - 268 pages
...agreable, if not a profitable jaunt for me. I shall have an opportunity of seeing courts and camps ... I have long had an intention, in my riper years, of...history; and I question not but some greater experience of the operations of the field, and the intrigues of the Cabinet will be requisite, in order to enable...
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