Life of Adam Smith eBook

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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 551 pages of information about Life of Adam Smith.


Arrival, 194.  Departure of Hume, 196.  Smith’s reception in society, 197.  Comtesse de Boufflers, 198.  Baron d’Holbach, 199.  Helvetius, 200.  Morellet, 200.  Mademoiselle de l’Espinasse, 201.  Turgot and D’Alembert, 202.  Question of literary obligations, 203.  Alleged correspondence, 204.  Smith’s opinion of Turgot, 205.  Necker, 206.  Dispute between Rousseau and Hume, 206.  Letter to Hume, 208.  Madame Riccoboni, 210; letter from her to Garrick introducing Smith, 211.  Visit to Abbeville, 212.  A marquise, 213.  The French theatre, 214.  Smith’s love of music, 214.  The French economists, 215.  Dupont de Nemours’s allusion, 215.  Quesnay, 216.  Views of the political situation, 217.  Mercier de la Riviere and Mirabeau, 218.  Activity of the sect in 1766, 219.  Smith’s views of effect of moderate taxation on wages, 220.  Illness of Duke of Buccleugh at Compiegne, 222.  Letter of Smith to Townshend, 222.  Hume’s perplexity where to stay, 225.  Death of Hon. Hew Campbell Scott, 226.  Duke of Buccleugh on the tutorship, 226.  Smith’s merits as tutor, 227.  His improvement from his travels, 227; their value to him as thinker, 228.  Did he foresee the Revolution? 229.  His views on condition of French people, 230.  His suggestion for reform of French taxation, 231.



Arrival in November 1766, 232.  On Hume’s continuing his History, 233.  Third edition of Theory, 233.  Letter to Strahan, 234.  Letter to Lord Shelburne, 233.  Alexander Dalrymple, hydrographer, 235.  Colonies of ancient Rome, 236.  Anecdote of Smith’s absence of mind, 237.  F.R.S., 238.



Count de Sarsfield, 240.  Letter from Smith to Hume, 241.  His daily life in Kirkcaldy, 242.  Letter to Hume from Dalkeith, 243.  Bishop Oswald, 243.  Captain Skene, 243.  The Duchess of Buccleugh, 243.  Home-coming at Dalkeith, 244.  The Duke, 245.  Stories of Smith’s absence of mind, 246.  Letter to Lord Hailes on old Scots Acts about hostellaries, 247.  On the Douglas case, 248.  Reported completion of Wealth of Nations in 1770, 251.  Smith receives freedom of Edinburgh, 251.  Letter to Sir W. Pulteney on his book and an Indian appointment, 253.  Crisis of 1772, 254.  The Indian appointment, 255; Thorold Rogers on, 256.  Work on Wealth of Nation after this date, 257.  Tutorship to Duke of Hamilton, 258.  Anecdote of absence of mind, 259.  Habits in composing Wealth of Nations, 260.



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