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James Steuart


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James Steuart : An inquiry into the principles of political oeconomy

[Marginalia]: some marginal and text pencil annotations to pp 408-438 only, e.g: p. 408 'Prop.1 Prices are in proportion to the plenty of money ...' has a vertical marginal line; p.416 text line 'This reasoning is consistent with the principles we have examined, and humbly rejected in the preceding chapter ...' has the ms note 'Mr Hume's reasoning is correct'.

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


James Steuart : Dirleton's Doubts and Questions in the Law of Scotland

I have read, conversed, and thought much upon the subject, and would recommend to all who are capable of conviction, an excellent Tract by my learned and ingenious friend John Ranby, Esq. entitled "Doubts on the Abolition of the Slave Trade." To Mr. Ranby's "Doubts," I will apply Lord Chancellor Hardwicke's expression in praise of a Scotch Law Book, called "Dirleton's Doubts"; "HIS [italics] Doubts [end italics], (said his Lordship,) are better than most people's [italics] Certainties [end italics]."

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke      Print: Book


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