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" Most fortunately it happens that, since reason is incapable of dispelling these clouds, nature herself suffices to that purpose, and cures me of this philosophical melancholy and delirium, either by relaxing this bent of mind, or by some avocation, and... "
Memoirs of the life and writings of ... Henry Home of Kames [by A.F. Tytler]. - Page 100
by Alexander Fraser Tytler (lord Woodhouselee.) - 1807
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Essays: On the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in Opposition to ..., Volume 1

James Beattie - Classical education - 1776 - 555 pages
...conviction." Treati/e of Human Nature, vol. ip 474. f " I dine, I play a game at back-gammon, I con" verfe, and am merry with my friends; and when, " after three or four hours amufement, 1 would return " to thefe fpeculations, they appear fo cold, fo ftrained, *• and...
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The Life of David Hume, Esq

David Hume, Adam Smith - Philosophers - 1777 - 62 pages
...differently ; very much fo, indeed. " I dine, fays he, I " play a game at back-gammon, " I converfe, and am merry " with my friends ; and when, '' after three or four hours " amufement, I would return " to thefe fpeculations, they " appear fo cold, fojirained, and "...
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A letter to Adam Smith LL.D. on the life, death, and philosophy of his ...

George Horne (bp. of Norwich.) - 1777
...differently ; very much fo, indeed. " I dine, fays he, I " play a game at back-gammon, " I converfe, and am merry " with my friends ; and when, " after three or four hours " amufement, I would return " to thefe fpeculations, they " appear fo cold, fojlrained, and "...
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Letters on Infidelity. ...: To which is Prefixed a Letter to Dr. Adam Smith..

George Horne - Atheism - 1786 - 335 pages
...differently; very much Co, indeed. ** I dine, fays he, I play a " game at back-gammon, I converfe, " and am merry with my friends ; and " when, after three or four hours " amufement, I would return to thefe " fpeculations, they appear fo cold, ** fo jlrained, and...
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An Essay on the Nature and Immuntability of Truth: In Opposition to ...

James Beattie (LL.D.) - Truth - 1807 - 371 pages
...his philosophical conviction." Treatise of Human Nature, vol. lp 474. t " I dine, I play a game at back-gammon, I converse and am " merry with my friends ; and when, after three or four hours a" musement, I would return to these speculations, they appear so " cold, so strained, and so...
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Classical English Letter-writer: Or, Epistolary Selections; Designed to ...

Elizabeth Frank - Letter-writing - 1814 - 368 pages
...the world. But, at other times, he judged very differently. " I dine," says he. " I play a game at backgammon, I converse, and am merry with my friends ; and when, after three or four hours' amusement, I would return to these speculations, they appear so cold, so strained, and so ridiculous,...
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Classical English letter-writer: or, Epistolary selections designed to ...

Frank Elizabeth - 1814
...the world. But, at other times, he judged very differently. " I dine," says he, " I play a game at backgammon, I converse, and am merry with my friends; and when, after three or four hours' amusement, I would return to these speculations, they appear so cold, so strained, and so ridiculous,...
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The Philosophical Works of David Hume ...

David Hume - Ethics - 1826
...and delirium, either by relaxing this bent of mind, or by some avocation, and lively im- * pression of my senses, which obliterate all these chimeras....merry with my friends ; and when, after three or four hours' amusement, I would return to these speculations, they appear so cold, and strained, and ridiculous,...
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Errors Regarding Religion and Thoughts on Prayer at the Present Time

James Douglas (of Cavers.) - Christian heresies - 1831 - 322 pages
...relaxing this bent of mind, or by some avocation and lively impression of my senses, which obliterates all these chimeras. I dine, I play a game of backgammon,...merry with my friends ; and when, after three or four hour's amusement, I would return to these speculations, they appear so cold, and strained, and ridiculous,...
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The Evidences of Christianity in Their External Or Historical Division ...

Charles Pettit McIlvaine - Apologetics - 1832 - 526 pages
...relaxing this bent of mind, or by some avocation and lively impression of my senses, which obliterates all these chimeras. I dine, I play a game of backgammon,...merry with my friends ; and when, after three or four hours' amusement, I would return to these speculations, they appear so cold and strained and ridiculous,...
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