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Helvetius : 

I usually when I had done with my french, read some book every night and having left the Corresponding Society I never went from home in the evening I always learned and read for three hours and sometimes longer, the books I now read were french; Helvetius, Rousseau and Voltaire. I never wanted books and could generally borrow those I most desired to peruse.

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Francis Place      Print: Book


Helvetius : A treatise on man, his intellectual faculties and his education. A posthumous work of M. Helvetius. Translated from the French, with additional notes, by W. Hooper

[Marginalia]: several pencil annotations (some fading to illegibility) throughout text, usually of the form of a marked item within the text followed by annotation in the margin e.g. p.13 Text =: "Is the difference in the minds of men the effect of their different organisations or education? *That is the object of my inquiry". ms note =: "*In part it is, in part it is not"; p. 101 Text = "As long as man * is sensible, he has soul", ms note = "has any feeling" (in ink). P. 30 has a lengthy comment on Milton.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: John Drummond Erskine      Print: Book


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