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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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A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen, Volume 5

Robert Chambers - 1854 - 374 pages
...attempt," says Mr Hume, " was more unfortunate than my Treatise on Human Nature. It fell dead-born from the press, without reaching such distinction, as even...being naturally of a cheerful and sanguine temper, 1 very soon recovered the blow, and prosecuted with great nrdour my studies in tint country." The equanimity,...
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Philosophical Works, Volume 1

David Hume - 1854 - 470 pages
...of a cheerful and sanguine temper, I very soon recovered the blow, and prosecuted with great ardor my studies in the country. In 1742, I printed at Edinburgh the first part of my Essays : the work was favorably received, a"nd soon made me entirely forget my former disappointment....
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The Collected Works of Dugald Stewart, Volume 1

Dugald Stewart - 1854 - 660 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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Locke's Writings and Philosophy Historically Considered: And Vindicated from ...

Edward Tagart - 1855 - 530 pages
...unfortunate," says Hume in his autobiography, " than my 'Treatise of Human Nature.' It fell deadborn from the press, without reaching such distinction as even to excite a murmur among the zealots*." The indifference with which it was received gave him deep mortification; but it fell from its own natural...
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The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the ..., Volume 1

David Hume - 1856 - 536 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 to excite a murmur angiong the zealots. But being naturally of a cheerful and sanguine temper, I very soon recovered the...
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The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the ..., Volume 1

David Hume - 1858 - 570 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 to excite a murmur among the zealots. Bat being naturally of a cheerful and sanguine temper, I very soon recovered the blow, and prosecuted...
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The history of England ... to the revolution in 1688, Volume 1

David Hume - 1864 - 654 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...In 1742 I printed at Edinburgh the first part of my Essays : the work was favourably received, and soon made me entirely forget my former disappointment....
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Shadows of the Old Booksellers

Charles Knight - 1865 - 394 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 to excite a murmur among the zealots." Upon this statement Mr. Burton remarks, that Hume " was never easily satisfied with the success of...
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Thoughts on Ireland: Its Present and Its Future

Camillo Benso conte di Cavour - 1868 - 132 pages
...Never was literary attempt 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. " — Translator. could not cherish towards dissenters in religion the persecuting zeal which inflamed...
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Thoughts on Ireland: Its Present and Its Future

Camillo Benso conte di Cavour - 1868 - 140 pages
...Never was literary attempt 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. " — Translator. could not cherish towards dissenters in religion the persecuting zeal which inflamed...
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