An Account of the Life and Writings of David Hume, Esq

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1807 - 520 pages
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Page 401 - Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches ; feed me with food convenient for me: lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
Page 162 - ES ist ein' Ros' entsprungen Aus einer Wurzel zart, Als uns die Alten sungen ; Aus Jesse kam die Art Und hat ein Blümlein bracht Mitten im kalten Winter Wohl zu der halben Nacht.
Page 314 - When we look about us towards external objects, and consider the operation of causes, we are never able, in a single instance, to discover any power or necessary connexion ; any quality, which binds the effect to the cause, and renders the one an infallible consequence of the other. We only find, that the one does actually, in fact, follow the other.
Page 45 - I was assailed by one cry of reproach, disapprobation, and even detestation; English, Scotch, and Irish, Whig and Tory, churchman and sectary, freethinker and religionist, patriot and courtier, united in their rage against the man who had presumed to shed a generous tear for the fate of Charles I. and the earl of Strafford...
Page 303 - By the term impression, then, I mean all our more lively perceptions, when we hear, or see, or feel, or love, or hate, or desire, or will. And impressions are distinguished from ideas, which are the less lively perceptions of which we are conscious when we reflect on any of those sensations or movements above mentioned.
Page 283 - Flog ich zu dir; Weil's aber nicht kann sein, Bleib ich allhier. Bin ich gleich weit von dir, Bin ich doch im Schlaf bei dir Und red mit dir Wenn ich erwachen tu, Bin ich allein. Es vergeht keine Stund...
Page 285 - I consider, besides, that a man of sixty-five, by dying, cuts off only a few years of infirmities; and though I see many symptoms of my literary reputation's breaking out at last with additional lustre, I knew that I could have but few years to enjoy it. It is difficult to be more detached from life than I am at present.
Page 295 - I took a particular pleasure in the company of modest women, I had no reason to be displeased with the reception I met with from them. In a word, though most men...
Page 120 - Oswald protests he does not know whether he has reaped more instruction or entertainment from it. But you may easily judge what reliance can be put on his judgment, who has been engaged all his life in public business, and who never sees any faults in his friends. Millar exults and brags that two thirds of the edition are already sold, and that he is now sure of success.
Page 50 - Darum still, darum still füg ich mich, wie Gott es will,. nun, so will ich wacker streiten, und sollt ich den Tod erleiden, stirbt ein braver Reitersmann.

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