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" His discourse, indeed, was very remote from metaphysical disquisition, or religious controversy. Of all men I ever knew, his ordinary conversation was the least tinctured with pedantry, or liable to dissertation. With La Roche and his daughter, it was... "
Life and correspondence of David Hume - Page 61
by John Hill Burton - 1846
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The Life of David Hume

Ernest Campbell Mossner - Biography & Autobiography - 1980 - 709 pages
...parts, or great cultivation of them, is apt to confer." " Of all men I ever knew," writes Macken2ie, " his ordinary conversation was the least tinctured with pedantry, or liable to dissertation." Yet it is not difficult to reconcile the two characterisations, to see the same man in both, for the...
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Early Responses to Hume's Life And Reputation: Volumes 9 and 10

James Fieser - Philosophy - 2005 - 882 pages
...Mackenzie writes - probably as an accurate reflection of the real Hume - that "His discourse, indeed, was very remote from metaphysical disquisition, or...tinctured with pedantry, or liable to dissertation." In time he leaves, promising to correspond. While visiting Geneva three years later, he receives a...
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An Anthology of the Short Story in 18th and 19th Century America

Edward W. R. Pitcher - Fiction - 2000 - 793 pages
...philosopher to have clouded, even with a doubt, the sunshine of this belief. His discourse, indeed, was very remote from metaphysical disquisition or...familiar. The country round them, the manners of the village, the comparison of both with those of England, remarks on the works of favourite authors, on...
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The Man of Feeling

Henry Mackenzie - Fiction - 2005 - 224 pages
...philosopher to have clouded, even with a doubt, the sunshine of this belief. His discourse, indeed, was very remote from metaphysical disquisition, or...England, remarks on the works of favourite authors, on the sentiments they conveyed, and the passions they excited, with many other topics in which there...
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Conversation: A History of a Declining Art

Stephen Miller - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2006 - 336 pages
...Hume "is a very pleasant Gentleman in Conversation." The Scottish novelist Henry Mackenzie agreed: "Of all men I ever knew, his ordinary conversation...tinctured with pedantry, or liable to dissertation [argument]." Reviews were mixed, however, about Johnson's conversation. Some people regarded Johnson...
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