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" I was, I own, sanguine in my expectations of the success of this work. I thought that I was the only historian that had at once neglected present power, interest, and authority, and the cry of popular prejudices; and as the subject was suited to every... "
The Calamities and Quarrels of Authors: With Some Inquiries Respecting Their ... - Page 311
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Annual Register, Volume 20

History - 1805
...began chiefly to take place. I WHS. I own, sariguiņe in my expectations of the success of this work. I thought that I was the only historian, that had...proportional applause. But miserable was my disappointment : I was assailed by one cry of reproach, disapprobation, and veven detestation ; English, Scotch, and...
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Solitude

Johann Georg Zimmermann - Solitude - 1808 - 403 pages
...he was extremely sanguine in his expectations of the srccess of this work. " I thought," says he, " that I was the only historian that had at once neglected...and, as the subject was suited to every capacity, 1 expected proportional applause: but miserable was my disappointment; 1 was assailed by the cry of...
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The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar, to the ..., Volume 1

David Hume - Great Britain - 1810
...expectations of the success of this work. I thought that I was the only historian that had at onee neglected present power, interest, and authority,...proportional applause. But miserable was my disappointment: I was assailed by one cry of reproach, disapprobation, and even detestation ; English, Scotch, and...
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Solitude

Johann Georg Zimmermann - Solitude - 1813 - 392 pages
...in his expectatinns of the success of this work. " I thougM," says he, "that I was tho onlyhistorian that had at once neglected present power, interest, and authority, and the cry of popular prejudices i and, as the suhject was suited to every capacity, I expected proportinnal applausei hut mfccrahle...
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The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar, to the ..., Volume 1

David Hume - Great Britain - 1819
...chiefly to take place. I was, I own, sanguine in my expectations of the success of this work. I though. that I was the only historian that had at once neglected...proportional applause. But miserable was my disappointment: I was assailed by one cry of reproach, disapprobation, and even detestation; English, Scotch, and Irish,...
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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volume 88

1821
...common-place of the Elegy for any favour at first. Mr Hume's sketch of his own life contains this passage : " I thought that I was the only historian that had at...proportional applause. But miserable was my disappointment. Mr Millar told me that in a twelvemonth he sold only fortyfive copies of it." This was the reception...
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A history of the British Empire: from the accession of Charles I ..., Volume 3

George Brodie - Great Britain - 1822
...this Mr. Hume knew well how to take advantage. He informs us in his life, that " he thought himself the only historian that had at once neglected present...power, interest, and authority, and the cry of popular prejudice." But the reception of Carte's works, in spite of all their violence, might have taught him,...
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The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the ..., Volume 1

David Hume - Great Britain - 1825
...began chiefly to take place. I was, I own, sanguine in my expectations of the success of this work. I thought that I was the only historian that had at...proportional applause. But miserable was my disappointment ; I was assailed by one cry of reproach, disapprobation, and even detestation; English, Scotch, and...
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The Philosophical Works of David Hume ...

David Hume - Philosophy - 1826
...began chiefly to take place. I was, I own, sanguine in my expectations of the success of this work. I thought that I was the only historian that had at...proportional applause. But miserable was my disappointment : I was assailed by one cry of reproach, disapprobation, and even detestation ; English, Scotch, and...
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The London Magazine, Volume 6

1826
...began chiefly to take place. I was, 1 own, sanguine in my expectations of the success of this work. 1 thought that I was the only historian that had at...proportional applause. But miserable was my disappointment ; I was assailed by one cry of reproach, disapprobation, and even detestation : English, Scotch, and...
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