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" I was desirous of trying what superfluity could produce, as I had formerly made an experiment of a competency. But, in 1767, I received from Mr. Conway an invitation to be Undersecretary; and this invitation, both the character of the person, and my connections... "
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volumen105

1869 - 796 páginas
...the full ease and luxury of which he wanted to make experiment, for the rest of his existence : — "I returned to Edinburgh in 1769, very opulent (for I possessed a revenue of £1000 a-year), healthy, and, though somewhat stricken in years, with tho prospect of enjoying long...
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English Literature in the Eighteenth Century

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1880 - 182 páginas
...retreat, hut was induced to accept the office of Under-secretary of State, which he held for two years : ' I returned to Edinburgh in 1769, very opulent (for I possessed a revenue of one thousand pounds a year), healthy, and, though somewhat stricken in years, with the prospect of...
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The Quarterly Review, Volumen149

1880 - 612 páginas
...months. With this his public career closed, and the rest may be briefly told in his own words : — ' I returned to Edinburgh in 1769, very opulent (for I possessed a revenue of 1000/. a year), healthy, and, though somewhat stricken in years, with the prospect of enjoying long...
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Letters of David Hume to William Strahan

David Hume - 1888 - 486 páginas
...produce, as I had formerly made an experiment of a competency. But in 1767 I received from Mr Conway an invitation to be under-secretary ; and this invitation...connections with Lord Hertford, prevented me from declining8. I returned to Edinburgh in 1769 very opulent, (for I possessed a revenue 1 See fast, p....
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Essays: Moral, Political, and Literary, Volumen1

David Hume - 1889 - 530 páginas
...produce, as I had formerly made an experiment of a cornpe- ^ tency. But in 1767,1 received from Mr. Conway an invitation to be Under-secretary; and this invitation, both the character of the person, and my connexions with Lord Hertford, prevented me from declining. I returned to Edinburgh in 1769, very opulent...
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Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volumen6

1891 - 890 páginas
...responsible office of Undersecretary of State for the Home Department. In his own Life he says : ' I returned to Edinburgh in 1769 very opulent (for I possessed a revenue of £1000 a year), healthy, and, though somewhat stricken in years, with the prospect of enjoying long...
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The Philosophy of Hume: As Contained in Extracts from the First Book and the ...

David Hume - 1893 - 190 páginas
...himself in a philosophical retreat." After two years in London as under-secretary to General Conway, Hume returned to Edinburgh in 1769 " very opulent (for I possessed a revenue of one thousand pounds a year), healthy, and, though somewhat stricken in years, with the prospect of...
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The Columbian Cyclopedia, Volumen15

1897 - 870 páginas
...the responsible office of under-sec, of state for the home department. In his own life he says : ' I returned to Edinburgh in 1769 very opulent (for I possessed a revenue of £1,000 a year), healthy, aud, though somewhat stricken in years, with the prospect of enjoying long...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia, Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volume VI ...

1901 - 924 páginas
...responsible office of Undersecretary of State for the Home Department. In his own Life he says : ' I returned to Edinburgh in 1769 very opulent (for I possessed a revenue of £1000 a year), healthy, and, though somewhat stricken in years, with the prospect of enjoying long...
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English Prose from Mandeville to Ruskin

William Peacock - 1903 - 408 páginas
...produce, as I had formerly made an experiment of a competency. But in 1767, I received from Mr. Conway an invitation to be Under-secretary; and this invitation,...in 1769, very opulent (for I possessed a revenue of £1000 a year), healthy, and, though somewhat stricken in years, with the prospect of enjoying long...
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