The Works of Dugald Stewart Volume 7; Account of the life and writings of Adam Smith. Account of the life and writings of William Robertson. Account ... election of Mr. Leslie to the professorshi

 
9781154065053: The Works of Dugald Stewart Volume 7; Account of the life and writings of Adam Smith. Account of the life and writings of William Robertson. Account ... election of Mr. Leslie to the professorshi

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 Excerpt: ...which had induced government, some years ago, to repeal the act for naturalizing the Jews, in consequence of an alarm, as ill-grounded in the southern parts of the island, ought now to make a similar concession, from indulgence to the prejudice of the people on this side of the Tweed. " Such has been the tenor of my conduct. While I thought a repeal of the penal statutes would produce good effects, I supported it openly; when I foresaw bad consequences from persisting in a measure which I had warmly approved, I preferred the public good to my own private sentiments; I honestly remonstrated against it; and 1 have the satisfaction to think that I am the only private person (as far as I know) in Scotland, who applied to those in power, in order to prevent that much dreaded repeal, which has been represented as the subversion of every sacred right for which our ancestors contended and suffered." The last assembly in which Dr. Robertson sat was that of 1780. While his faculties were yet vigorous, his constitution unbroken, and his influence undiminished, he chose to withdraw from the active scenes in which he had so long borne a part, and to consecrate the remainder of his life to the quiet pursuits of study, and to the pastoral duties of his profession. His retreat was deeply regretted and sincerely felt by his friends; nor was it less lamented by many individuals of the opposite party of the church, who, while they resisted his principles of ecclesiastical policy, loved his candor, and respected his integrity. A few particulars, " in addition to Dr. Erskine's funeral sermon on the death of Dr. Robertson," have been kindly communicated to me, by my friend, the Rev. Sir Henry Moncreiff Wellwood, Bart. The testimony which they contain to Dr. R...

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