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The second volume of the History of the Stuarts — His Apologies for his
Treatment of Religion - The Four Dissertations — The Two Sup-
pressed Dissertations - Resigns his Office of Librarian - Home's
Douglas-Commences the History of the Tudors — Wilkie's Epigoniad
- Hume's Nationalism - Warburton – Colonel Edmondstoune - Dr.
Robertson - Negotiations as to Ferguson's Chair — Hume goes to
London Writes Letters of Fictitious and Extravagant News
Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments — Publication of the History of
the House of Tudor - General View of the Constitutional Principles
of the History.
1760—1762. Ær. 49 51.
Alterations of the History in the direction of despotic Principles –
Specimens — Alterations in Style — Specimens - His Elaboration -
Ossian's Poems — Labours at the early part of the History – Fer-
guson’s “ Sister Peg” – Acquaintance with Madame de Boufflers
Account of that lady - First intercourse with Rousseau Rousseau's
position - The exiled Earl Marischal Campbell and his Dissertation
The Publication of the History anterior to the Accession of the Tudors –
Completion of the History - Inquiry how far it is a complete History-
Hume's Intention to write an Ecclesiastical History - Opinions of
Townsend and others on his History - Appreciation of the Fine
Arts — Hume's House in James's Court Its subsequent occupation
by Boswell and Johnson Conduct of David Mallet - Hume's Projects
- The Douglas Cause Correspondence with Reid.
Lord Hertford's appointment to the French Embassy, and invitation
to Hume to accompany him — Correspondence on the occasion — Resi-
dence in London, and remarks on the Political Movements of 1763 –
State of his reputation in France — His Arrival - Letters to friends
at home about his flattering reception — The young French princes -
Observations on eminent French people — His recommendations to a
Clergyman — Introductions of Fellow Countrymen.
1764 - 1765. Ær. 53-54.
The French and English Society of Hume's day- Reasons of his
warm reception in France — Society in which he moved — Mixture of
lettered men with the Aristocracy - Madame Geoffrin — Madame
Du Page de Boccage Madame Du Deffand Mademoiselle De
L'Espinasse — D'Alembert - Turgot— The Prince of Conti — Notices
of Hume among the Parisians — Walpole in Paris — Resumption of
the Correspondence - Hume undertakes the management of Elliot's
sons — Reminiscences of home - Mrs. Cockburn — Adam Smith -
Madame De Boufflers and the Prince of Conti — Correspondence with
1765 1766. Ær. 54-55.
Hume’s Sentiments as to the Popularity of his works--A letter to the
Scottish Clergy- Correspondence with Elliot continued — Sir Robert
Liston-Mallet-Hume appointed Secretary of Legation - Chargé
d'Affaires at Paris - Proposal to appoint him Secretary for Ireland -
Reasons of the Failure of the Project-Lord Hertford — Resumption
of Communication with Rousseau, Rousseau in Paris — Notices of his
History and Character- Hume's Solicitude for his welfare — Return
to Britain — Disposal of Rousseau - Death of Jardine.
* By mistake two chapters have been numbered XIV.
1766 - 1767. Æt. 55–56.
Rousseau at Wooton-Mr. Davenport — Negotiations as to Rousseau's
pension — Origin and rise of his excitement against Hume - Proper
method of viewing the dispute - Incidents illustrative of Rousseau's
state of mind-His charges against Hume-Smith's opinion-Opinion
of the French friends— Hume’s conduct in the publication of the
papers— Voltaire — Rousseau's flight and wanderings-Hume's subse.
quent conduct to him.
1766—1770. ÆT. 55 - 59.
Hume Under Secretary of State - Church Politics - Official abilities
- Conduct as to Ferguson's book — Quarrel with Oswald - Baron
Project of continuing the History Ministerial
convulsions - Hume's conduct to his Family – His Brother — His
Nephews Baron Hume Blacklock Smollett – Church Patron-
Gibbon- Robertson — Elliot — Gilbert Stuart - The Douglas
Cause Andrew Stewart - Morellet - Return to Scotland.
1771 - 1776. ÆT. 60—65.
Hume's social character - His conversation His disposition - Tra-
ditional anecdotes - regarding him — Correspondence – Letter about
the Pretender-Gilbert Stuart's quarrel with Dr. Henry-Commercial
State of Scotland - Letter to his nephew on Republicanism — Smith's
“ Wealth of Nations" - Hume's illness His Will — Smith appointed
Literary Executor — Strahan substituted — His journey to England
with Home Prospects of Death — Communications with his Friends
and Relations — His Death - General view of his influence on Thought