Life of Adam Smith eBook

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Letter from Duc de la Rochefoucauld, 339.  Letter to Lord Kames, 341.  Sir John Sinclair’s manuscript work on the Sabbath, 342.  The surrender at Saratoga, 343.  Letter to Sir John Sinclair on the Memoires concernant les Impositions, 343.  Smith’s view of taxes on the necessaries and on the luxuries of the poor, 345.

CHAPTER XXIII

FREE TRADE FOR IRELAND

Commercial restrictions on Ireland, 346.  Popular discontent, 347.  Demand for free trade, 347.  Grattan’s motion, 348.  Smith consulted by Government, 349.  Letter to Lord Carlisle, 350.  Letter from Dundas to Smith, 352.  Smith’s reply, 353.  Smith’s advocacy of union, 356.

CHAPTER XXIV

THE “WEALTH OF NATIONS” ABROAD AND AT HOME

Danish translation, 357.  Letter of Smith to Strahan, 357.  French translations, 358; German, 359; Italian and Spanish, 360.  Suppressed by the Inquisition, 360.  Letter to Cadell, 361.  Letter to Cadell on new edition, 362.  Dr. Swediaur, 362.  The additional matter, 363.

CHAPTER XXV

SMITH INTERVIEWED

Reminiscences in the Bee, 365.  Opinion of Dr. Johnson, 366; Dr. Campbell of the Political Survey, 366; Swift, 367; Livy, 367; Shakespeare, 368; Dryden, 368; Beattie, 368; Pope’s Iliad, Milton’s shorter poems, Gray, Allan Ramsay, Percy’s Reliques, 369; Burke, 369; the Reviews, 370.  Gibbon’s History, 371.  Professor Faujas Saint Fond’s reminiscences, 372.  Voltaire and Rousseau, 372.  The bagpipe competition, 372.  Smith made Captain of the Trained Bands, 374.  Foundation of Royal Society of Edinburgh, 375.  Count de Windischgraetz’s proposed reform of legal terminology, 376.

CHAPTER XXVI

THE AMERICAN QUESTION AND OTHER POLITICS

Smith’s Whiggism, 378.  Mackinnon of Mackinnon’s manuscript treatise on fortification, 379.  Letter from Smith, 380.  Letter to Sir John Sinclair on the Armed Neutrality, 382.  Letter to W. Eden (Lord Auckland) on the American Intercourse Bill, 385.  Fox’s East India Bill, 386.

CHAPTER XXVII

BURKE IN SCOTLAND

Friendship of Burke and Smith, 387.  Burke in Edinburgh, 388.  Smith’s prophecy of restoration of the Whigs to power, 389.  With Burke in Glasgow, 390.  Andrew Stuart, 391.  Letter of Smith to J. Davidson, 392.  Death of Smith’s mother, 393.  Burke and Windham in Edinburgh, 394.  Dinner at Smith’s, 394.  Windham love-struck, 395.  John Logan, the poet, 396.  Letter of Smith to Andrew Strahan, 396.

CHAPTER XXVIII

THE POPULATION QUESTION

Dr. R. Price on the decline of population, 398.  Dr. A. Webster’s lists of examinable persons in Scotland, 399.  Letter of Smith to Eden, 400.  Smith’s opinion of Price, 400.  Further letter to Eden, 400.  Henry Hope of Amsterdam, 401.  Letter to Bishop Douglas, introducing Beatson of the Political Index, 403.

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