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An Account of the Life of James Beattie, LL.D. (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
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An Account of the Life of James Beattie, LL.D. (Paperback): Alexander Bower

An Account of the Life of James Beattie, LL.D. (Paperback)

Alexander Bower

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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. 1804. Excerpt: ... Section m From his appointment to be Professor of Natural Philosophy, Logic, -and Rhetoric, in the University of Aberdeen, till the Period of the Publication of the Essay on Truth. Mr. BEATTIE had, as I have already observed, published proposals for printing his poems. Many of his pieces were shewn to his friends, and from their opinion of the merit they possessed, the genteelest part of the inhabitants of Aberdeen were desirous of cultivating his acquaintance, and were anxious to be favoured with a perusal of his verses. His situation as master of the Grammar School, was also the means of introducing him into the best company in the town of Aberdeen. In May, 1760, about two months after he printed his proposals, Mr. Beattie had accepted of an invitation to dinner from the parents of one of his. scholars. It required little sagacity to discover his superior abilities; and besides, his fame had gone before him. He was, however, at last requested to recite a part of a poem he had written. It had in a great measure escaped his memory. The specimen it was then in his power to give produced a great desire in those who heard it, to hear the whole. He accordingly went to his lodgings, and returned to the company with his manuscript. He was informed, however, either while he was going or returning from the place where he lived, of the sudden and unexpected death of Professor William Duncan. This information he naturally communicated to those persona to whom he was about to shew his poetical effusions. There were now, it will be remembered, two vacant professorships in Marischal College, because Dr. Gerard had a year before been chosen Professor of Divinity on the death of Dr. Pollock, and the chair of Moral Philosophy had not yet been filled. It was suggested by M..

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Alexander Bower
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 38
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-47022-5
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-151-47022-8
Barcode: 9781151470225

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