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" Never literary attempt was more unfortunate than my Treatise of Human Nature. It fell dead-born from the press, without reaching such distinction, as even to excite a murmur among the zealots. "
Annual Register of World Events - Page 7
1805
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The New annual register, or General repository of history ..., Volume 28

1808 - 1142 pages
..." was more unfortunate than my " Treatise on Human Nature. It " fell dead-born (still-born) from " the press, without reaching such " distinction, as even to excite a '" murmur among the zealots." " After publishing his Treatise, our author retired to Ninevvells, where his mother resided, and where...
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - 1810 - 532 pages
...Never literary attempt was more unfortunate than my " Treatise of Human Nature." It fell dead-born from the press, without reaching such distinction, as even...naturally of a cheerful and sanguine temper, I very sb'on recovered the blow, and prosecuted with great ardour my studies in the country. In 1742, I printed...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1814 - 538 pages
...the author himself, was any literary attempt more unsuccessful. " It fell," be says, " dead born from the press, without reaching such distinction as even to excite a murmur among the zealots.'' He adds, however, that " being naturally of a cheerful and sanguine temper, he soon recovered the blow."...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1814 - 540 pages
...started as if from the nursery, a perfect and full-grown infidel. fell," he says, n dead born from the press, without reaching such distinction as even to excite a murmur among the zealots." He adds, however, that " being naturally of a cheerful and sanguine temper, he soon recovered the blow."...
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Memoirs of the life and writings of ... Henry Home of Kames [by A.F. Tytler].

Alexander Fraser Tytler (lord Woodhouselee.) - 1814 - 482 pages
...life), " was more " unfortunate than my Treatise of Human ** Nature. It fell dead-bom from the prcs.f, " without reaching such distinction, as even " to excite a murmur among the zealots." It was then Mr Hume's object, as in the foregoing letter is explicitly owned, to bring about nothing...
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The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar, to the ..., Volume 1

David Hume - 1819 - 432 pages
...Never literary attempt was more unfortunate than my Treatise of Human Nature. It fell dead-born from the press, without reaching such distinction as even...prosecuted with great ardour my studies in the country. In 1743 I printed at Edinburgh the first part of my Essays: the work was favourably received, and soon...
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Oriental Herald and Colonial Review, Volume 2

James Silk Buckingham - 1824 - 658 pages
...1738, I published my Treatise. Never literary attempt was more unfortunate. It fell dead-born from the press, without reaching such distinction as even...prosecuted, with great ardour, my studies in the country." It appears that In 1747 he " cast the first paît of that work anew, in the Enquiry concerning Human...
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The Oriental Herald, Volume 2

1824 - 662 pages
...of 1738, I published my Treatise. Nwer literary attempt was more unfortunate. It fell dead-born from the press, without reaching such distinction as even to excite a murmur among the 2ealots. But being naturally of a cheerful and sanguine temper, I very soon recovered the blow, and...
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The Oriental herald and colonial review [ed. by J.S. Buckingham]., Volume 2

James Silk Buckingham - 1824 - 662 pages
...unfortunate. It fell dead- born from the press, without reaching such distinction as even to .• \ritu a murmur among the zealots. But being naturally of a cheerful and sanguine temper, 1 very soon recovered the blow, and prosecuted, with great ardour, nay studies iu the country." It...
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The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution ...

David Hume, Tobias Smollett - 1825 - 480 pages
...Never literary attempt was more unfortunate than my Treatise of Human Nature. It fell dead-born from the press, without reaching such distinction as even...prosecuted with great ardour my studies in the country. In 1 742 I printed at Edinburgh the first part of my Essays ; the work was favourably received, and spon...
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