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" His eyes vacant and spiritless ; and the corpulence of his whole person was far better fitted to communicate the idea of a turtle-eating alderman than of a refined philosopher. "
Contributions to the North British and Edinburgh reviews, 1844-1874 [by J ... - Side 209
av James Moncreiff (1st baron.) - 1878
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Word Portraits of Famous Writers

Mabel E. Wotton - 1887 - 337 sider
...his visage. His face was broad and fat, his mouth wide, and without any other expression than that of imbecility. His eyes vacant and spiritless ; and...was far better fitted to communicate the idea of a turtle - eating alderman than of a refined philosopher. His speech in English was rendered ridiculous...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to ..., Volum 1

James Boswell - 1887
...vii. He never mastered French colloquially. Lord Charlemont, who met him in Turin in 1748, says: — 'His speech in English was rendered ridiculous by...his French was, if possible, still more laughable.' Hardy's Charlemont, i. 15. Horace Walpole, who met him in Paris in 1765, writes (Letters, iv. 426)...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - 1887
...vii. He never mastered French colloquially. Lord Charlemont, who met him in Turin in 1748, says:— -' His speech in English was rendered ridiculous by the...accent, and his French was, if possible, still more laughable.1 Hardy!s Charlemont, \. 1 5. Horace Walpole, who met him in Paris in 1765, writes (Letters,...
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Scottish Men of Letters in the Eighteenth Century

Henry Grey Graham - 1901 - 441 sider
...other expression than that of imbecility. His eyes vacant and spiritless, and the corpulence of his person was far better fitted to communicate the idea...ridiculous by the broadest Scotch accent, and his French if possible still more laughable. So that wisdom most certainly never disguised herself before in so...
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Jean Jacques Rousseau: A New Criticism, Volum 2

Frederika Macdonald - 1906
...without uny expression but imbecility ; his eyes vacant and spiritless ; and the corpulence of his person was far better fitted to communicate the idea of a turtle-eating alderman than a rcllned philosopher. Wisdom, most certainly, never disguised herself before in so uncouth a garb."...
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Scottish Men of Letters in the Eighteenth Century

Henry Grey Graham - 1908 - 441 sider
...his visage. His face was broad and fat ; his mouth wide and without any other expression than that of imbecility. His eyes vacant and spiritless, and the corpulence of his person was far better fitted to communicate the idea of a turtle-eating alderman than of a refined...
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The Life of David Hume

Ernest Campbell Mossner - 2001 - 709 sider
...his Visage. His Face was broad and fat, his Mouth wide, and without any other Expression than that of Imbecility. His eyes vacant and spiritless, and the Corpulence of his whole Person was far 1 St Clair to Bedford, 1 1 May 1748, in PRO, SP 8o,18n. * St Clair to Bedford, 9 June 1748, in PRO,...
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Christianity & Western Thought: A History of Philosophers, Ideas & Movements

Colin Brown - 1990 - 447 sider
...official religion. They were not the only ones who did not appreciate Hume. A contemporary observed that "the Corpulence of his whole Person was far better...Idea of a Turtleeating Alderman than of a refined Philosopher."5 However, the same writer went on to excuse Hume's unphilosophical appearance, consoling...
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The Challenge of Anthropology: Old Encounters and New Excursions

Robin Fox - 1994 - 431 sider
...flattering: His face was broad and fat, his mouth wide, and without any other expression than that of imbecility. His eyes vacant and spiritless, and...his French was, if possible, still more laughable. (McNabb 1951, 9) But this grotesque figure faced a cruel death with great dignity, literary failure...
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Twelve Great Philosophers: A Historical Introduction to Human Nature

Wayne P. Pomerleau - 1997 - 473 sider
...Hume. . . . His face was broad and fat, his mouth wide, and without any other expression than that of imbecility. His eyes vacant and spiritless, and...idea of a turtle-eating alderman than of a refined philosopher.14 Hume decided to rework the material in Book I of his Treatise. As he said much later,...
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