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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. "
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The Philosophical Works of David Hume ...

David Hume - 1826 - 508 pages
...Never literary attempt was more unfortunate than my Treatise of Human Nature. It fell deadborn from the press, without reaching such distinction, as even...with great ardour my studies in the country. In 1742, 1 printed at Edinburgh the first part of my Essays : the work was favourably received, and soon made...
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The Works of Dugald Stewart: Dissertation exhibiting a general view of the ...

Dugald Stewart - 1829 - 518 pages
...According to the author himself, " never literary attempt was more unfortunate. It fell dead-born from the press, without reaching such distinction as even to excite a murmur among the zealots." It forms, however, a very important link in this Historical Sketeh, as it has contributed, either directly...
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A London Encyclopaedia, Or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Volume 14

Thomas Curtis - 1829 - 810 pages
...ardent, mind. ' Never literary attempt was more unfortunate,' says the author ; ' it fell dead-born from the press without reaching such distinction as even to excite a murmur among the zealots.' He afterwards endeavoured to adapt the contents of the abortive publication to the public taste by...
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The Works of Dugald Stewart ..., Volume 6

Dugald Stewart - 1829 - 510 pages
...According to the author himself, " never literary attempt was more unfortunate. It fell dead-born from the press, without reaching such distinction as even to excite a murmur among the zealots." It forms, however, a very important link in this Historical Sketch, as it has contributed, either directly...
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The Works of Dugald Stewart: Dissertation exhibiting a general view of the ...

Dugald Stewart - 1829 - 518 pages
...According to the author himself, " never literary attempt was more unfortunate. It fell dead-born from the press, without reaching such distinction as even to excite a murmur among the zealots." It forms, however, a very important link in this Historical Sketeh, as it has contributed, either directly...
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Taxes on Knowledge: Debate in the House of Commons, on the L5th June, 1832 ...

1832 - 68 pages
...Never literary attempt was more unfortunate than my Treatise on Human Nature. It fell dead born from the press, without reaching such distinction, as even to excite a murmur amongst zealots," but Hume, though not rich, had the means wherewith to maintain himself, and " being;"...
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The History of Moral Science, Volume 2

Robert Blakey - 1833 - 378 pages
...never literary attempt was more unfortunate than my treatise on human nature. It fell dead-born from the press, without reaching such distinction as even to excite a murmur among the zealots." After publishing this work, he repaired to Ninewells, where his mother resided, and he laboured with...
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Memoirs of the Life, Character and Writings of Joseph Butler, D.C.I., Late ...

Thomas Bartlett - 1839 - 586 pages
...Never literary attempt was more unfortunate, than my Treatise of Human Nature. It fell deadborn from the press, without reaching such distinction as even...sanguine temper, I very soon recovered the blow*." Having in 1742, printed at Edinburgh, the first part of his Political Essays, he thus refers to the...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science ..., Volume 14

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington) - 1839 - 812 pages
...ardent mind. ' Never literary attempt was more unfortunate,' says (lie author ; ' it fell dead-born from the press without reaching such distinction as even to excite a murmur among tne zealots.' He afterwards endeavoured to adapt the contents of the abortive publication to the public...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 9

1846 - 602 pages
...and, as he says himself, ' never literary attempt was more unfortunate. — It fell dead born from the press, without reaching such distinction as even to excite a murmur among the zealots.' Shortly after he becomes guardian or companion to the young and half-crazy Marquess of Annandale, with...
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