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Embassy Secretary

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0034
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

If David Hume spent much of his time in Paris wining and dining in high society, frequenting the feminine salons and the masculine gatherings of the philosophes, he was yet able to carry on his ... More


The Adulation of France

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0031
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The arrival in France of the first peacetime Ambassador of Britain since the outbreak of the Seven Years' War was overshadowed by that of his private secretary. Though David Hume had, during the ... More


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