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1846 Excerpt: ...who all understood it as I did. Had my affection
for you been more moderate, my answer to yours would have been cool
in proportion. I am still mortified to think you could suspect me
of siding with my brother against you. I know the distinction
between relationship and friendship. 1 have ever thought those
connexions incompatible; and if I was dull enough to mistake the
meaning of your letter, I have not more reason to blush, than you
have for suspecting, that any thing my brother could say, was
capable of influencing my sincere regard for a friend of thirty
years' standing, or that my zeal for the reputation of any prince,
dead or alive, could draw any sentiment or expression from me,
inconsistent with that admiration of your talents, as an author,
and merit as a man, I have constantly felt in myself, and
endeavoured to excite in others. I am, dear sir, your sincerely
obedient humble servant, Elibank. 1 Scroll, MS. R.S.E. MS. Ii.S.E.
In fear lest the two letters to Elliot, printed above,1 might not
have reached their destination, Hume wrote to him again on 17th
November, repeating the substance of his engagement with the Abbe
Choquart. The remainder of the letter follows: Hume to Gilbert
Elliot of Minto. "As soon as I came from Fontainbleau, I went to
the Pension Militaire, so it is called, where I had first a
conversation with the Abbe. I found him exceedingly pleased with
your boys: he told me that whenever his two young pupils arrived,
he called together all the French gentlemen, who are to the number
of thirty or thirty-two, and he made them a harangue; he then said
to them, that they were all men of quality, to be educated to the
honourable profession of arms; that all their wars would probably
be with England; that France and that kingdom, were ...
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