Contemporary and Historical Comments
A Letter to Adam Smith, LL.D. on the Life,
This is a very severe, but very just reprehension
of the Civilian, for his strenuous recommendation of his Friend's Character,
and through that artful medium of his philosophic Writings to the Public.
One would imagine, from the impious nonsense of the Works here in question,
that Mr. Hume had an ambition to be literally damned to everlasting
fame; and such incongruous rhapsodies and unlogical reasonings would never
have obtained a vogue, but for the prophaneness of its systems, and the
immorality of its tendency, in such degenerate times as the present.
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