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" I went over to France, with a view of prosecuting my studies in a country retreat; and I there laid that plan of life, which I have steadily and successfully pursued. I resolved to make a very rigid frugality supply my deficiency of fortune, to maintain... "
A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen - Page 104
by Thomas Thomson - 1854
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English Prose from Mandeville to Ruskin

English literature - 1903 - 379 pages
...a view of prosecuting my studies in a country retreat; and I there laid that plan of life, which I have steadily and successfully pursued. I resolved...except the improvement of my talents in literature. My family, however, was not rich; and, being myself a younger brother, my patrimony, according to the...
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David Hume and His Influence on Philosophy and Theology

James Orr - 1903 - 246 pages
...with a view of prosecuting my studies in a country retreat; and I then laid that plan of life which I have steadily and successfully pursued. I resolved...my deficiency of fortune, to maintain unimpaired my independence, and to regard every object as contemptible except the improvement of my talents in literature."...
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The New international encyclopaedia, Volume 10

Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1906
...with a view of prosecuting my studies in a country retreat, and there I laid the plan of life which I have steadily and successfully pursued. I resolved...object as contemptible except the improvement of my talent in literature." He spent much of the next three years at La Fleche, in intercourse with the...
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An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding and Selections from A Treatise of ...

David Hume, Adam Smith - Ethics - 1907 - 267 pages
...a view of prosecuting my studies in a country retreat ; and I there laid that plan of life which I have steadily and successfully pursued. I resolved...to regard every object as contemptible, except the improvements of my talents in literature. During my retreat in France, first at Rheims, but chiefly...
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The New International Encyclopędia, Volume 10

Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby - Encyclopedias - 1909
...with a view of prosecuting my studies in a country retreat, and there I laid the plan of life which I have steadily and successfully pursued. I resolved...object as contemptible except the improvement of my talent in literature." He spent much of the next three years at La Fleche, in intercourse with the...
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The persistent problems of philosophy: an introduction to metaphysics ...

Mary Whiton Calkins - Philosophy, Modern - 1910 - 575 pages
..."resolved to make a very rigid frugality supply . . . deficiency of fortune, to maintain unimpaired . . . independency, and to regard every object as contemptible, except the improvement of [his] talents in literature." For three years he worked in "country retreat" in France, chiefly in...
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Hume, with Helps to the Study of Berkeley: Essays

Thomas Henry Huxley - 1914 - 321 pages
...country. " I went over to France, with a view of prosecuting my studies in a country retreat : and there I laid that plan of life which 1 have steadily and successfully...pursued. I resolved to make a very rigid frugality supply ray deficiency of fortune, to maintain unimpaired my independency, and to regard every object as contemptible...
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The Life of David Hume

Ernest Campbell Mossner - Biography & Autobiography - 1980 - 709 pages
...prosecuting my Studies in a Country Retreat ; and I there laid that Plan of Life, which I have steddily and successfully pursued : I resolved to make a very...except the Improvement of my Talents in Literature. During my Retreat in France, first at Reims, but chielly at La Heche in Anjou, I composed my Trratise...
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The Philosophers : Their Lives and the Nature of their Thought: Their Lives ...

Ben-Ami Scharfstein Professor of Philosophy Tel-Aviv University - Philosophy - 1980 - 496 pages
...prosecuting my Studies in a Country Retreat; and I there laid that Plan of Life, which I have steddily and successfully pursued: I resolved to make a very...supply my Deficiency of Fortune, to maintain unimpaired the Improvement of my Talents in Literature. During my Retreat in France, first at Reims, but chiefly...
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The Death of Literature

Alvin B. Kernan - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 230 pages
...David Hume's intention, expressed in his autobiography, printed in 1777, the year after his death, "to regard every object as contemptible, except the improvement of my talents in literature," uses the word in its older sense, though with something of the newer romantic intensity. Judging from...
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