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...at last I thought I might say, Good Charon, I have been endeavouring to open the eyes of people; have a little patience only till I have the pleasure of seeing the churches shut up, and the Clergy sent about their business; but Charon would reply, O you loitering rogue; that wont happen these two hundred years; do you fancy I will give you a lease for so long a time? Get into the boat this instant.

The Philosophers (The English Letters Collection). Volume 6 of The Glasgow Edition of The Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith, Letter 163, To Alexander Wedderburn, 1776, August - quoting David Hume on his death bed

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The Philosophers (The English Letters Collection)

ISBN: 978-1-57085-662-4

Language: English

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For George Berkeley: Letters, with the exception of two letters which appear in their proper chronological order, the database has adopted the same ordering of material found in The Works of George Berkeley, edited by T. E. Jessop and A. A. Luce. The texts have been checked closely against microfilm and microfiche of the original source material. Many of the modernizations adopted by Jessop and Luce have been followed. Unless errors have been introduced, all punctuation discrepancies between this database and the texts of Jessop and Luce may be explained by consulting the original editions. None of the editorial apparatus of Jessop and Luce is included in the database, and all text found in the database (with a few minor editorial exceptions which are noted) was authored by Berkeley.

David Hume: Letters is drawn from:

  • a) the 1932 two-volume edition of The Letters of David Hume (Oxford, Clarendon Press) edited by J. Y. T. Greig. Page numbers on reference line are from the 1932 edition.
  • b) the 1954 edition of New Letters of David Hume (Oxford, Clarendon Press), edited by Raymond Klibansky and Ernest Mossner. Page numbers on reference lines are from the 1954 edition.

Adam Smith: Correspondence is drawn from Vol. 6 of The Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976-1986.

Henry Sidgwick: Select Correspondence is excerpted from The Complete Works and Select Correspondence of Henry Sidgwick. Edited by Bart Schultz. Charlottesville: InteLex Corporation, 2002.

This correspondence contains the following:

  • a. Letters to and from H. G. Dakyns, edited and with an introduction by Andrew Dakyns and Belinda Robinson
  • b. Letters to James Bryce
  • c. Letters to H. S. Foxwell
  • d. Letters to Lord Lytton
  • e. Letters to Oscar Browning
  • f. Letters to John Addington Symonds
  • g. Letters to Wilfrid Ward
  • h. Miscellaneous Individual Letters

Bibliography:

Berkeley, George. Letters. Vol. 8 of the Past Masters edition of The Works of George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne. Charlottesville: InteLex Corporation, 1997.

Bradley, F. H. Correspondence. From the Past Masters edition of the Notebooks, Papers and Correspondence of F. H. Bradley. Edited by Carol A. Keene. 2 vols. Charlottesville: Intelex Corporation. Forthcoming.

Ferguson, Adam. The Correspondence of Adam Ferguson. Edited by Vincenzo Merolle, consulting editor Kenneth Wellesley, with an introduction by Jane B. Fagg. 2 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 1995.

Hume, David. The Letters of David Hume. Edited by J. Y. T. Greig. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1932.

_____. New Letters of David Hume. Edited by Raymond Klibansky and Ernest C. Mossner. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1954.

Sidgwick, Henry. Correspondence from the Past Masters edition of The Complete Works and Select Correspondence of Henry Sidgwick. 2nd ed. Edited by Bart Schultz. Charlottesville: InteLex Corporation, 2002.

Smith, Adam. Correspondence. Vol. 6 of The Glasgow Edition of The Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith. Oxford and New York: Clarendon Press, 1987.

Spencer, Herbert. Life and Letters of Herbert Spencer. Edited by David Duncan. 2 vols. London: Methuen, 1908.



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