"They suppose the same domineering pride and ingratitude to be the basis of his character; but they are also willing to believe, that his brain has received a sensible shock, and that his judgment, set afloat, is carried to every side, as it is pushed by the current of his humours and of his passions."
— Hume, David (1711-1776); with Rousseau, d'Alembert, and Walpole
See A Concise and Genuine Account of the Dispute Between Mr. Hume and Mr. Rousseau: With the Letters That Passed Between Them During Their Controversy. As Also, the Letters of the Hon. Mr. Walpole, and Mr. Dâ€™Alambert, Relative to This Extraordinary Affair. Translated from the French. (London: Printed for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, near Surry-Street, in the Strand, 1766). <Link to ESTC><Link to >
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