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Early Responses to Hume's Life and Reputation Volumes 9 and 10

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Early Responses to Hume collects hundreds

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction xix
Major Events in Hume's Life 1(4)
Early Indications of Hume's Reputation
Untitled character sketch of David Hume, 1742
Complete sketch, newly transcribed by M.A. Stewart; criticizes Hume's womanizing and Essays
5(2)
letter to Samuel Kenrick, January 21, 1752
James Wodrow
Selections, newly transcribed by M.A. Stewart; discusses Hume's 1752 candidacy and Political Discourses
7(3)
Admonitions From the Dead, in Epistles to the Living (1754)
Letters 1 and 2 complete; fictional letter from Bolingbroke in the afterlife exhorting Hume to abandon infidelity
10(15)
Discorso sopra le vicende della letteratura -- Essay on the Revolutions of Literature (1761)
Carlo Denina
Selections; praises the abilities of Hume and other Scottish writers
25(3)
An Historical and Critical Account (1762)
William Rider
Complete introduction and entries on ``Hume'' and ``Rider''; short biographical sketch
28(3)
``Character of the Works of David Hume Esq,'' in The Weekly Magazine or Edinburgh Amusement, Friday, October 1, 1773, Vol. 22, pp. 233--234
Complete; praises Hume's History and criticizes Hume's ethical theory
31(6)
Church Censure of Hume: 1755--1756
An Analysis of the Moral and Religious Sentiments (1755)
John Bonar
Selections; arranged excerpts from Home's and Hume's theories exposing them as infidels
37(14)
Observations upon a Pamphlet (1755)
Hugh Blair
Selections; defends Home and Hume against Bonar's Analysis (1755)
51(6)
``Memoir of the Rev. Archibald Bonar'' (1817)
James Bonar
Selections; discusses John Bonar's Analysis (1755) and Blair's Observations (1755)
57(2)
``A Letter on Sopho's Doctrine of Necessity,'' Scots Magazine, September 1755, Vol. 17, pp. 417--425
Thomas Walker
Selections; criticizes Blair's Observations (1755)
59(3)
Infidelity a Proper Object of Censure (1756)
Thomas Walker
Selections; defends efforts of Scottish Clergy in censuring Home and Hume
62(5)
``An Account of the Debate upon the Motion for Censuring Infidel Writers,'' in Scots Magazine, June 1756, Vol. 18, pp. 280--284
Complete article; account of General Assembly Committee of Overtures debate regarding possible Church censuring of Hume
67(10)
John Home's Douglas: 1757
Review of John Home's Douglas, a Tragedy, in Critical Review, March 1757, Vol. 3, pp. 253--268
Selections; criticizes Hume's assessment of Home's Douglas
77(2)
review of John Home's Douglas, a Tragedy, in Monthly Review, May 1757, Vol. 16, pp. 426--429
Oliver Goldsmith
Selections; criticizes Hume's assessment of Home's Douglas
79(3)
The Tragedy of Douglas Analysed (1757)
Selections; defends Hume's assessment of Home's Douglas
82(2)
A Letter to Mr. David Hume (1757)
John Hawkesworth
Selections; criticizes Hume's assessment of Home's Douglas
84(3)
Review of Douglas, in The Literary Magazine: or Universal Review, 1757, Vol. 2, pp. 126--141
Selections; discusses Hume's assessment of Home's Douglas and pamphlets on the subject
87(2)
Apology for the Writers against the Tragedy of Douglas (1757)
John MacLaurin
Selections; criticizes Hume and his friends for puffing Home's Douglas
89(5)
The Usefulness of the Edinburgh Theatre Seriously Considered (1757)
Selections; satirical criticism of Hume's assessment of Home
94(3)
An Address to the Synod of Lothian and Tweedale (1757)
Selections; attacks stage plays and Hume's infidel writings
97(4)
The Philosopher's Opera (1757)
John MacLaurin
Complete; satirical opera with Hume as a fictional character
101(24)
Dispute with Rousseau: 1766
Review of Hume's A Concise and Genuine Account, in Gentleman's Magazine, November 1766, Vol. 36, pp. 499--504
Selections; defends Hume in the dispute with Rousseau
125(2)
Review of Hume's A Concise and Genuine Account, in Critical Review, November 1766, Vol. 22, pp. 376--378
Complete; defends Hume in the dispute with Rousseau
127(3)
review of Hume's A Concise and Genuine Account, in Monthly Review, November 1766, Vol. 35, pp. 390--402
William Rose
Selections; defends Hume in the dispute with Rousseau
130(2)
A letter from Mons. de Voltaire, to Mr. Hume (1766)
Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire
Complete; attacks Rousseau
132(7)
A Defence of Mr. Rousseau (1766)
Edward Burnaby Greene
Complete; defends Rousseau in the dispute with Hume
139(16)
A letter to the Honorable Mr. Horace Walpole (1767)
Ralph Heathcote
Complete; defends Hume in the dispute with Rousseau
155(11)
The Confessions (1783)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Book 11, selections; Rousseau describes his first acquaintance with Hume
166(5)
Thomas Blacklock and James Beattie
Poems on Several Occasions (1754)
Thomas Blacklock
``On the Refinements in Metaphysical Philosophy,'' complete; poem mentions Hume
171(5)
``The Castle of Scepticism,'' April, 1767
James Beattie
Complete MS, newly transcribed; fictional dream lampooning Hume's scepticism
176(22)
Letter to Thomas Blacklock, October 11, 1769
James Beattie
Selections; discusses Blacklock's discontent with Hume
198(4)
[Thomas Blacklock (1721--1791)] and others, letters on Hume and Beattie, in Weekly Magazine or Edinburgh Amusement, July--September, 1771, Vol. 13
Complete; six letters debate Beattie's right to abuse Hume
202(31)
Letter to Frances Mayne, January 2, 1774
James Beattie
Selections; discusses attacks on Beattie by Hume's friends
233(4)
A Specimen of the Scots Review (1774)
Thomas Hepburn
Selections; satirical attack on Hume's critics, especially Beattie
237(7)
``Answer to an Extract from a Letter from Dr. Beattie,'' London Review, July 1780, Vol. 12, pp. 63--64
Complete letter; discusses Beattie's attack on Hume
244(4)
Essays and Fragments in Prose and Verse (1794)
James Hay Beattie
``The Modern Tippling Philosophers'' and Dialogue between ``Socrates, Mercury, and a Modern Philosopher''; fictional satires of Hume's philosophy
248(15)
Hume's Last Days and Death: 1776
``My Own Life'' and Reviews (1777)
Complete autobiography with comments from four reviews
263(12)
Diary of a Journey with Hume to Bath, April 1776
John Home
Complete diary entry; presents conversations between Home and Hume
275(9)
``An Account of my Last Interview with David Hume, Esq.'' July 7, 1776
James Boswell
Complete; conversation between Boswell and Hume about life after death
284(6)
Letter to John Hunter, September 17, 1776, in John Thomson, An Account of the Life, Lectures and Writings of William Cullen
William Cullen
Complete letter; discusses Hume's final days
290(4)
``Letter from Adam Smith, LL.D. to William Strahan, Esq.'' in The life of David Hume (1777)
Adam Smith
Complete; describes Hume's final days and death
294(7)
Supplement to the Life of David Hume, Esq. (1777)
Samuel Jackson Pratt
Complete; anecdotes about Hume, especially final days and death
301(16)
Hume's Deathbed Anguish
A Journal of Travels in England, Holland, and Scotland (1810)
Benjamin Silliman
Selections from Section 87; anecdote of Hume's deathbed anguish
317(3)
Editor's Note, Quarterly Review, October 1816, Vol. 16, p. 279
Complete note; discusses Baron Hume's reaction to Silliman's anecdote
320(2)
``On the Death-Bed of Hume the Historian,'' letter to the Editor, in The Christian Observer, November 1831, Vol. 31, No. xi, No. 359, pp. 665--666
Complete Letter; anecdote of Hume's deathbed anguish
322(3)
The Evidence and Authority of Divine Revelation (1834)
Robert Haldane
Selections; anecdote of Hume's deathbed anguish
325(3)
Memoirs (1852)
Alexander Haldane
Selections; discusses Robert Haldane's anecdote
328(5)
First Notices of Hume's Death
Notice of Hume's Death, Weekly Magazine, or Edinburgh Amusement, August 29, 1776, Vol. 33, p. 320
Complete; brief complimentary notice
333(2)
Notices of Hume's Death, in London Chronicle, Sept. 3--5, 1776, Vol. 40, No. 3081, p. 432; Scots Magazine, August 1776, Vol. 38, p. 455
Complete notices; brief complimentary notices
335(2)
Letter on Hume's Character, in London Chronicle, November 23--25, 1776, Vol. 40, No. 3116, p. 509
Complete letter; criticism of earlier London Chronicle letter
337(3)
Letter on Hume's burial and will, in London Chronicle, September 7--10, 1776, Vol. 40, No. 3083, p. 248, and Scots Magazine, September 1776, Vol. 38, p. 508
Complete letter
340(5)
John Home's Discussions of Hume's Character
``A Sketch of the Character of Mr. Hume by an author of the nineteenth Century'' (c. 1776)
John Home
Complete, MS newly transcribed; praises Hume's character and writings
345(6)
``Remarks on the Life and Character of the late David Hume, Esq.'' in London Chronicle, 1776, September 10--12, Vol. 40, No. 3084; p. 256, September 14--17, No. 3086, pp. 271--272; September 21--24, No. 3089, p. 293
John Home
Complete; complimentary account of Hume's various careers and writings
351(7)
Letter on Hume's 1745 candidacy, in London Chronicle, November 5--7, 1776, Vol. 40, No. 3108, p. 444
Complete; corrects errors in Home's ``Remarks''
358(2)
``An Account of the Life and Writings of David Hume'' (1776)
John Home
Complete; complementary biographical sketch of Hume
360(8)
``The Postilion,'' ``Observations on the Character and Writings of Mr Hume'' in Weekly Magazine, or Edinburgh Amusement, December 11, 1777, Vol. 38, pp. 260-261
Complete; criticizes Home's ``Account of the Life'' (1776) and defends Beattie
368(3)
``Tobias Simple,'' ``Strictures on the `Account of The Life and Writings of the Late David Hume, Esq.''' Weekly Magazine, or Edinburgh Amusement, December 25, 1777, Vol. 38, pp. 289--292
Complete; criticizes Pratt's Apology (1777) and Home's ``Account of the Life'' (1776), and defends Beattie
371(10)
Reactions to Adam Smith's ``Letter''
``Strictures on the Life of David Hume,'' in Gentleman's Magazine, March 1777, Vol. 46, pp. 158-159
Complete; criticizes Smith's account of Hume's death
381(3)
A letter to Adam Smith (1777)
George Horne
Complete; criticizes Smith's account of Hume's death
384(14)
Review of George Horne's Letter to Adam Smith, in Critical Review, 1777, Vol. 43, pp. 306--308
Selections; criticizes Smith's account of Hume's death
398(2)
Memoirs... of George Horne (1795)
William Jones
Selections; discusses Horne's critique of Smith and Hume
400(4)
``E.M.,'' ``Remarks on Dr Adam Smith's Letter to Mr. Strahan, on the death of David Hume, Esq.,'' in Weekly Magazine, or Edinburgh Amusement, April 24, 1777, Vol. 36, pp. 139--141
Complete; criticizes Smith's account of Hume's death
404(5)
``Idem,'' ``Observations relative to the late David Hume, Esq.,'' in Weekly Magazine, or Edinburgh Amusement, Thursday, May 8, 1777, Vol. 36, pp. 193--196
Complete; defends Hume and Smith against ``E.M.'' (previous item)
409(6)
``Agricola,'' ``Observations on Mr. Hume's Life lately published,'' in Weekly Magazine, or Edinburgh Amusement, June 12, 1777, Vol. 36, pp. 364--365
Complete; criticizes Hume's ``My Own Life'' and Smith's account of Hume's death
415(2)
A Practical view of the Prevailing Religious System (1797)
William Wilberforce
Chapter 6, selections; attacks Hume and Smith for infidelity
417(3)
The Evidences of Christianity (1832)
Charles Pettit McIlvaine
Selections; criticizes Smith's account of Hume's death
420(4)
Miscellaneous Comments on Adam Smith's ``Letter''. Various sources
424
Samuel Jackson Pratt's Apology and Reactions
Apology for the Life of David Hume (1777)
Samuel Jackson Pratt
Selections; defence of Hume's moral character and critique of Horne's Letter
3(34)
``Laicus,'' ``Observations on the Address to One of the People called Christians,'' in Gentleman's Magazine, July 1777, Vol. 47, pp. 322--328
Complete; criticises Pratt's Apology and Supplement
37(10)
Letters on Infidelity (1784)
George Horne
Letters 1--3 complete; criticizes Pratt's Apology
47(16)
William Dodd and Hume
Thoughts in Prison (1777)
William Dodd
Selections from Week the Fifth; poem attacks Hume's infidelity
63(5)
A Philosophical and Religious Dialogue in the Shades (1778)
Complete; fictional dialogue between Hume and Dodd contrasting their faults
68(23)
Hume's Posthumous Reputation: Author and Infidel
Dialogues in the Shades (1777)
Selections from Dialogues 1 and 3; fictional dialogue on American Revolution with Hume as a character
91(11)
``The Story of La Roche,'' The Mirror, 1779 June 19, 22, 26
Henry Mackenzie
Complete; fictional story of Hume's good natured relation with a French man and his daughter
102(11)
Winter Evenings (1788)
Vicesimus Knox
Selections from ``On Dull Style'' and ``Of the Folly''; attacks Hume's dull writing style and defends Horne's use of ridicule
113(3)
Miscellanies; or Literary Recreations (1796)
Isaac Disraeli
Selections; praises the simplicity of Hume's ``My Own Life.''
116(4)
Modern Infidelity Considered (1800)
Robert Hall
Selections; criticizes Hume for undermining morality
120(6)
Memorials of his Time (1859)
Henry Cockburn
Selections from Chapter 3; discusses John Leslie controversy
126(9)
James Boswell and Samuel Johnson
Letters to William Temple, 1758--1775
James Boswell
Selections; relates conversations with Hume
135(5)
``Journal of my Jaunt,'' November 4, 1762
James Boswell
Selections; relates visit with Hume
140(4)
``Boswelliana'' (c. 1772--1785)
James Boswell
Selections; anecdotes about Hume
144(3)
The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (1785)
James Boswell
Selections; criticizes Smith's account of Hume's death
147(3)
An Essay on the Life, Character, and Writings of Dr. Samuel Johnson (1786)
Joseph Towers
Selections; criticizes Smith's account of Hume's death
150(2)
The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791)
James Boswell
Selections; stories about Hume based on personal acquaintance
152(11)
On the Differences Between the Deaths of the Righteous and the Wicked (1800)
William Agutter
Selections; compares Hume's and Johnson's deaths
163(8)
Practical Piety (1811)
Hannah More
Selections from Chapter 19, ``Happy Deaths''; discusses Hume's infidel attitude about death
171(5)
``Characteristics,'' Edinburgh Review, December 1831, Vol. 108, pp. 351--383
Thomas Carlyle
Selections; compares Hume and Johnson
176(5)
Recollections and Anecdotes
Letters to William Mure of Caldwell, 1764--1775, in Selections from the Family Papers Preserved at Caldwell
Selections; stories about Hume in correspondence from acquaintances
181(5)
Letter to Margaret Lindsay (c. 1770) in Alexander Crawford Lindsay, Lives of the Lindsays (1840)
Anne Lindsay Barnard
Complete letter fragment; stories about Hume based on personal acquaintance
186(4)
George Norvell to Alexander Stenhouse, March 1, 1788
Complete letter, newly transcibed; stories about Hume based on personal acquaintance
190(3)
``Anecdotes of David Hume, Esq., By One who Personally Knew Him,'' in Edinburgh Magazine, or Literary Miscellany, April 1802, Vol. 19, pp. 429--431
George Norvell
Complete; stories about Hume based on personal acquaintance
193(3)
Memoirs of the Political and Private Life of James Caulfeild (1810)
James Caulfeild
Selections; stories about Hume based on personal acquaintance
196(8)
recollections about Hume (c. 1800), in The Autobiography of Alexander Carlyle (1860)
Alexander Carlyle
Selections; stories about Hume based on personal acquaintance
204(12)
``The Life of David Hume, Esq.'', Literary and Characteristical Lives (1800)
William Smellie
Selections from chapter on Hume; biographical sketch and anecdotes
216(19)
Memoirs of the life of the Rev. Richard Price (1815)
William Morgan
Selections; discusses Prices relationship with Hume
235(2)
Calamities of Authors (1812)
Isaac Disraeli
``Literary Hatred,'' complete; discusses Gilbert Stuart's attack on Robert Henry's History, and Hume's ill-fated review of it
237(9)
An Account of the Life and Writings of John Home (1822)
Henry Mackenzie
Selections; stories about Hume based on personal acquaintance
246(5)
anecdotes of David Hume (c. 1830), in The Anecdotes and Egotisms of Henry Mackenzie
Henry Mackenzie
Selections; stories about Hume based on personal acquaintance
251(5)
Traditions of Edinburgh (1825)
Robert Chambers
Complete section on Hume; describes Hume's Edinburgh dwellings and dinner at Alison Cockburn's house
256(5)
Scottish Jests and Anecdotes (c. 1832)
Robert Chambers
Selections; anecdotes about Hume
261(4)
Two Short Essays (1736)
William Adam
Selections; stories about Hume based on personal acquaintance
265(4)
Sequel to the Gift of a Grandfather (1839)
William Adam
Selections; stories about Hume based on personal acquaintance
269(4)
Life and Correspondence of David Hume (1846)
John Hill Burton
Selections; Hume anecdotes gathered by Burton
273(5)
in Alexander Dyce, Recollections of the Table-Talk of Samuel Rogers (1856)
Samuel Rogers
Selections; second-hand stories about Hume
278(2)
Miscellaneous Hume Anecdotes
Various sources
280(13)
Early Biographies and Collections of Letters
An Account of the Life and Writings of David Hume (1807)
Thomas Edward Ritchie
Selections; discusses Ritchie's methodology and Hume's character
293(4)
Private Correspondences of David Hume (1820)
Selections from Introduction; discusses background of letters from Hume to Boufflers and Barbantane
297(4)
Letters of David Hume (1841)
Thomas Murray
Preface; describes origin and value of the letters
301(2)
Life and Correspondence of David Hume (1846)
John Hill Burton
Advertisement; discusses Hume's manuscripts
303(5)
Letters of Eminent Persons Addressed to David Hume (1749)
John Hill Burton
Introductory Notice; describes value of the letters
308(3)
Letters of David Hume to William Strahan (1888)
George Birkbeck Norman Hill
Selections from Preface; discusses value of Hume's letters to Strahan
311(4)
Bibliography of Early Responses to Hume 315(110)
Index of Authors 425(22)
Index of Topics 447

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