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The Scots Magazine, Volume 39

English literature - 1777
...Con way an invitation to be under-fccretary ; and1 this invitation, both the character of the perfon, and my connections with Lord Hertford, prevented me from declining. I returned to Edinburgh in 1769, veryopulent (for I poffeficd a revenue of loool, a-year), healthy, and though fomewhat ftricken in...
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 20

Edmund Burke - History - 1794
...invitation to be Under fecretary; and this invitation, both, the charafter of the perfon, and my connexions with Lord Hertford, prevented me from declining. I...returned to Edinburgh in 1769, very opulent (for I pofleffed a revenue of joool. a year), healthy, and though fomewhat ilricken in years, with the profpeft...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 56

Books - 1777
...invitation to be Under-fecretary ; and this invitation, both the character of the pet Ton, ind my connexions with Lord Hertford, prevented me from declining. I...returned to Edinburgh in 1769, very opulent (for I poflefled a re-. venue of loool. a year), healthy, and though fomewhat ftricken in years, with the...
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The Life of David Hume, Esq

David Hume, Adam Smith - Philosophers - 1777 - 62 pages
...and this invitation, both the character of the perfon, and my connexions with 8 Lord 3o MYOWtfLIFE. Lord Hertford, prevented me! from declining. I returned to Edinburgh in 1769, very opulent (for I pofleffed a revenue of loool. a year), healthy, and though fomewhat ftricken in years, with the profpeft...
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Annual Register, Volume 20

Edmund Burke - History - 1779
...invitation to be Under-fecretary ; and this invitation, both the charafter of the perfon, and my connexions with Lord Hertford, prevented me from declining. I...returned to Edinburgh in 1769, very opulent (for I pofleiTed a revenue of loool. a year), healthy, and though (bmewhat ftricken in years, with the profpeft...
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The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the ..., Volume 1

David Hume - Great Britain - 1789
...invitation to be Under-fecretarv; and this invitation , both the character of the perfon , and my connexions with Lord Hertford , prevented me from declining....returned to Edinburgh in 1769, very opulent (for I poffeffed a revenue of 1000 1. a-year), healthy, and though fomewhat ftricken in years , with the prbfpecl...
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The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the ..., Volume 1

David Hume - Great Britain - 1789
...invitation to be Under-fecretary j and this invitation, both the character of the perfon, and my connexions with Lord Hertford, prevented me from declining. I...returned to Edinburgh in 1769, very opulent (for I poffefled a revenue of loool. a-year), healthy, and though fomewhat ftricken in years, with the proiped...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1794
...invitation to be under .fecretary; and this invitation, both the character of the perfon, ar.d my connexions with Lord Hertford, prevented me from declining. I...returned to Edinburgh in 1769, very opulent (for I poßefled a revenue of rccol. a year), healthy, and though fomewhat ftricken in years, with the profpeil...
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Annual Register, Volume 20

History - 1805
...invitation, tu be t>iider secretary; and ibis invitation, both the character ol the person, and my connexions with Lord Hertford, prevented me from declining. I returned to Edinburgh in 176i>i very opulent (for 1 possessed a revenue of 10001. ».year), healthy, and though somewhat stricken...
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The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar, to the ..., Volume 1

David Hume - Great Britain - 1810
...produce, as I had formerly made an experiment of a competeney. But in 1767 I 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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