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The Life of David Hume$

Ernest C. Mossner

Print publication date: 2001

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The Life of David Hume
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(p.669) Abercromby of Glassauch, James, 203, 237, 274.
Aberdeen University, 38, 43, 297, 577, 580.
“Account of the Life and Writings of the late David Hume” (in Annual Register): quoted, 162.
Adam, James, 393.
Adam, Robert, 228, 245, 393, 548, 591.
Adam, William: Sequel to the Gift of a Grandfather quoted, 371; 568.
Adams, Mrs (lodging-house keeper), 518.
Adams, Rev. William: answers DH in Essay on Mr. Hume’s Essay on Miracles, 290;
quoted, 291; *393.
Addison, Joseph, 110, 140, 141, 366, 374, 538.
Admonition and Exhortation, of Edinburgh Presbytery, quoted, 360.
Advertisement (anon. broadside) quoted, 391–2
Advocates’ Library (Edinburgh): opened to DH as law student, 55–6;
controversy over DH’s book purchases for, 102, 230, 252–3;
DH elected Keeper of, 230, 249;
Minutes of, quoted, 249–50;
campaign for DH’s election to, 250–51;
Blacklock as substitute for DH at, 253;
DH’s resignation from, 254;
Ferguson chosen Keeper of, 254;
Select Society meets at, 281;
writing of History awaited DH’s appointment as Keeper of, 301;
and “Five Dissertations,” 322, 329;
DH finds inadequate for later work, 401–2; *31, 263.
Agutter, Rev. William, 621.
Aikenhead, Thomas, 354.
Ailesbury, Lady Caroline (wife of Gen. Conway), 546, 547, 575.
d’Aine, Mme, 476.
Aix-la-Chapelle, Treaty of, 179, 209, 213.
Akenside, Mark, 46.
Albemarle, William Anne Keppel, 2nd Earl of, 210.
d’Alembert, Jean le Rond: his anecdote of DH quoted, 445;
liaison with Mile de Lespinasse, 454;
lifelong intimate of DH, 454–5, 475;
editor of Encyclopedic, 475;
career summarised, 476;
DH quoted on his character, 477;
warns DH of his vacant stare, 477;
on DH’s proposed “Ecclesiastical History,” 485;
proposes trip with DH to Italy, 505;
suspected by Rousseau of having written King-of-Prussia letter, 524;
his prophecy on DH’s stare recalled, 529;
quoted on DH’s publication of Concise Account, 529;
writes preface for it, 530;
in The Savage Man, 535;
in DH’s will, 591; *528, 544.
Alemoor, Andrew Pringle, Lord, 373, 590, 598.
Alexander, Robert, 282–3.
Algarotti, Count Francesco, 228.
Alison, A. (printer), 140.
Almack’s Club (London), 546, 556.
Amelia Sophia Eleanora, Princess, 494.
American Colonies:projected military expedition against Canada, 188–91;
Declaration of Independence, 336, 596;
Florida, 416;
DH on side of, 553;
DH quoted on nonage of, 554;
trade with, 572;
hostilities with, 595.
American Indian: DH’s account of in London, 484;
Cherokees and Chicki-saws, 416.
Amherst, Jeffrey, Baron, 189.
Amyat (King’s Chemist), 272.
analogy, argument from: in “Early Memoranda,” 79;
“Of a Particular Providence” quoted on, 288.
Analogy (Butler’s), in, 112, 319.
Ancients and Moderns controversy: “Of Eloquence” on, 55;
DH’s study of ancients, 78, 266;
his sources among moderns, 78–80;
Dubos defends ancients, 79;
subject debated at Select Society, 282;
population controversy as part of, 263–4.
Anderson, Mrs (proprietor of British Coffee-house in London), 394.
Anderson, Rev. George: attacks Kames under pseudonym of “Sopho” in Estimate of the Profit and Loss of Religion, 340;
quoted, 340;
DH’s estimate of, 340;
attacks both Humes in Infidelity a Proper Object of Censure, 345;
with Remonstrance against Lord Viscount Bolingbroke’s Philosophical Religion, 345; *366.
Annandale, Dowager Marchioness of: met by DH, 164;
DH thinks Vincent has designs on her estate, 166;
DH appeals to, 167;
Elibank’s fears for, 168;
she refuses to arbitrate dispute between DH and Vincent, 169–72;
places claim of (p.670) DH with lawyer, 172;
DH cut off from by Rebellion, 179;
she does not want DH to return as tutor, 206.
Annadale, George, 3rd Marquess of: Forrester tutor to, 60;
DH invited to be tutor to, 162;
DH tutor to, 163–76;
sends DH money for visit to London, 163;
signs agreement with DH, 164;
becomes intractable, 165;
vacillates in his relations with DH, 167;
orders DH away, 168;
claim of DH under agreement with, 170–2;
DH’s earnings with, 187;
DH asked to return as tutor to, 206;
DH sues estate of, 412; *174, 176.
Annet, Peter: sentenced to pillory for Free Enquiry, 354.
Annual Register: quoted, 133, 162.
Anson, Admiral George, Lord, 193, 209.
anti-Newtonianism, 258, 294.
anti-rationalism: See rationalism.
a priori arguments: See rationalism.
d’Anville, Duc, 190.
Arbuthnot, Alexander, 158, 161.
Arbuthnot, Dr John: author of Essay concerning Effects of Air, John Bull, Martinus Scriblerus, Essay concerning Mature of Aliments, 84–5;
identified as physician addressed by DH in 1734 letter, 84;
Gay quoted on, 84;
Swift’s estimate of, 84;
Johnson’s estimate of, 84;
DH’s letter to quoted, 85–6, 87, 88;
speculations on history of letter, 86–7; *229, 548.
d’Argenson, Comte, 228, 423.
Argyll, Archibald Campbell (Earl of Islay), 3rd Duke of: DH knows in London, 107;
DH applies to for introduction to Butler, 111;
as “King of Scotland,” 247;
DH presents Essays to, 247;
appointment to Glasgow professorship dependent upon, 248;
refuses to support DH, 248;
approves Douglas, 357;
approves Moral Sentiments, 399–400.
Aristotelianism: See anti-Newtonianism.
Aristotle, 299;
Poetics, 42.
Armstrong, Dr John: his Art of Preserving Health quoted, 69;
his career and publications, 109;
DH on (Economy of Love, 109;
his Synopsis of…Venereal Diseases, 109; *378, 392, 548.
Arnauld, Antoine, 102.
Arnot, Hugo: his History of Edinburgh quoted, 38, 241.
d’Artois, Count, 442.
d’Arty, Mme, 459, 472.
Athelstaneford Church, 246, 276, 596.
“Athens of the North”: See Edinburgh.
Atholl, Duke of, 255.
Auchinleck, Lord: See Boswell, Alexander.
Augusta, Princess of Wales, 107.
Augustan Age of Scotland: See Scottish Enlightenment.
Austria: DH in, in 1748, 210;
comments on the country and the royal family, 211.
Austrian Succession, War of the, 188, 209.
Ayton, heiress of: See Home, Jean.
Bacon, Sir Francis, 44, 578.
Baillie Court (Edinburgh), 563–4.
Balcarres, Anne, Countess of, 568, 569–570.
Balcarres, James, 5th Earl of, 304.
Balfour, Sir Andrew: his Letters Writ to a Friend quoted, 99–100.
Balfour, John (printer), 303.
Balfour of Pilrig, Prof. James: letter from DH on his Delineation of Nature quoted, 295–6;
DH’s comments on his attack in Philosophical Essays quoted, 296.
Balguy, Rev. Thomas, 323, 324.
Bannatine, Rev. George, 274.
Barbentane, J.-P.-B. de Puget, Marquis de, 518.
Barbentane, Marquise de, 473, 555.
Barre, Col. Isaac, 395, 500, 553.
Bath: DH visits for waters, 594–5.
Bathurst, Allen, 1st Earl of, 548, 553.
Baxter, Andrew: corresponds with Lord Kames on causation, 57–8;
his Enquiry into the Nature of the Human Soul, 57;
friend of John Wilkes, 57;
publishes anonymously, 113; *114.
Bayle, Pierre: his scepticism, 78–9;
studied early by DH, 78;
quoted, 240; *104, 110, 241.
Beattie, Prof. James: quoted on “Five Dissertations,” 330;
quoted on Scotticisms, 373;
his introduction to Essays and Fragments quoted, 374;
writes “Castle of Scepticism” against DH, 577;
its satire carried on in his Essay on Truth, 577;
quoted, 578;
emotional lecture on philosophy quoted, 578;
popular victory over DH symbolised by Reynold’s painting, 579;
London Diary quoted, 579;
protests of ministerial friends of DH to, 579;
his success not based on Minstrel, 581;
Priestley and Kant discredit his Essays on Truth, 581;
DH’s Advertisement of Essays and Treatises intended as answer to, 582.
Beauchamp, Francis Seymour Conway, Lord, 438, 441, 489, 491, 494.
Beauclerk, Topham: with Mme de Boufflers on trip to London, 431;
takes her to call on Dr Johnson, 432;
quoted, 432;
her escort on return to Paris, 433.
Beaumarchais, P.-A. Caron de, 458.
Beauties of the Magazines, 331.
Becquet, Lydia, 442.
Bedford, John, 4th Duke of: and projected invasion of Canada, 190, 205;
favours DH’s appointment as Embassy Secretary, 493; *213, 431, 469.
belief: DH’s definition of, 77;
DH in argument (p.671) against proof of miracles, 288, 293
(see also custom).
Belloy, Pierre-Laurant-Buyrette de: as controversialist against DH, 481.
Belsches of Tofts, Helen: See Hume of Ninewells, Helen.
Belsches of Tofts, John, 10.
Berkeley, Bishop George: corresponds with Rankenian Club, 48, 49;
makes no comment on Treatise, 133; *125, 577, 618.
Berne, Senate of, 509.
Bernis, Cardinal de, 497.
Berry, Due de, 442.
Berwick, 20, 22, 240.
Betham, Mr and Mrs, 381.
Bibliothèque britannique: its review of Treatise quoted, 121;
attributes it and Abstract to “Mr. Thurnbull,” 125.
Bibliothèque raisonnée: notices Tuatise, and reveals DH’s name, 120;
later reviews Treatise, 129;
review quoted, 129, 130;
reviews Abstract as anonymous performance, 125;
its review of Treatise, BK. HI, quoted, 138;
reviews three of DH’s works in 1752, 227.
Binning, Charles, 254.
Birch, James, 89, 93, 97, 99, 100, 102.
Birch, Dr Thomas: editor of General Dictionary, 395;
dines with DH and Johnson, 438.
Black, Dr Joseph: Edinburgh physician in DH’s last illness, 590;
consulted on trip to London, 591;
his prediction of the end, 602; *573, 595, 603.
Blackadder, tributary of R. Tweed, 20.
Blacklock, Thomas: at Edinburgh U., 46;
DH gives bond for salary as Keeper of Advocates’ Library to, 253–4, 382;
first meeting of DH with, 379–80;
DH aids sale of his poems, 380–1;
DH’s letters recommending quoted, 380–1, 381–2;
Poems by Mr. Blacklock brought out by Spence, 382;
DH quoted on Spence’s bowdlerisings in, 382;
refers to DH in “On the Refinements in Metaphysical Philosophy,” 382;
DH remembers as he departs for France, 439.
Blair, Rev. Hugh, 274;
characterised, 275;
deepening intimacy with DH, 275–6;
on committee with DH, 283;
correspondence with DH on miracles quoted, 292–3;
advises DH against publication of Dialogues, 320;
his “prayer” at conclusion of Kames’s Essays, 336;
a founder of Edinburgh Review, 338;
Observations upon a Pamphlet quoted, 342;
in Douglas controversy, 358, 363;
at Edinburgh U., 371, 373;
in Ossianic controversy, 414–20;
writes preface to Macpherson’s Fragments, 414;
and Critical Dissertation on the Poems of Ossian, 415;
DH’s advice to on Ossianic controversy quoted, 416;
DH’s “Of the Poems of Ossian” unpublished through consideration for, 439;
correspondence with DH in Paris quoted, 443, 444–5, 449–50, 481, 483;
correspondence with DH in London quoted, 496, 500, 505–6;
living in DH’s house in James’s Court, 504;
correspondence with DH on Rousseau affair quoted, 511, 512, 521, 528, 529;
vacates James’s Court, 533;
correspondence with DH during his Under-Secretary-ship quoted, 533, 538, 540;
correspondence with DH over Ferguson’s Essay quoted, 542, 543;
visits DH in London, 549;
his Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres to appear in 1783, 549;
his protest to Beattie over attack on DH quoted, 579, 580;
correspondence with DH during his last illness quoted, 590, 596;
in codicil to DH’s will, 599; *274, 298, 353, 584.
Blair, Sir James Hunter, 571.
Blair, Dr John, 397.
Blair, Rev. Robert, 276.
Blake, Mrs, 467.
Blanc, Abbe Le: See Le Blanc.
Bodin, 229.
Bolingbroke, Frederick St John, 2nd Viscount, 546, 548.
Bolingbroke, Henry St John, 1st Viscount: his Substance of Some Letters…written to Pouilly, 98;
Leechman warns students against, 149;
his Familiar Epistle to the Most Impudent Man Living addressed to Warburton, 289;
Admonitions from the Dead, quoted on DH, 297;
DH’s comment on quoted, 297;
Works, 305, 325.
Bonar of Cockpen, Rev. John: as author of Analysis of the Moral and Religious Sentiments…of Sopho and David Hume, Esq., 341;
quoted, 342;
Blair’s reply to quoted, 342.
bon David, le” soubriquet of DH, 4, 530.
Bondeli, Julie, 368.
booksellers, conspiracy of: See “conspiracy of the booksellers.”
Boston, Rev. Thomas (the Elder): his Fourfold State of Man in Poker Club jest, 285.
Boston, Rev. Thomas (the Younger): attacked by Edinburgh Review, 339;
quoted in Edinburgh Evening Courant, 339; *340.
Boswell, Alexander, Lord Auchinleck (father of James B.), 46, 48, 235.
Boswell, James: calls DH “the greatest Writer in Brittain,” 223;
visits Oxford, 393;
quoted on Kames, 411, 412, 413;
on DH’s opinion of Macpherson, 415, 418;
escorts Rousseau’s mistress on journey, 519–20;
DH quoted on this affaire, 519–20;
and The Savage Man, 535;
leases DH’s house in James’s Court, 563;
his later opinion of DH quoted, 585–6;
(p.672) resume of his relations with DH, 586;
his terror of death, 586;
fascinated by paradox of the virtuous infidel, 587–8;
interviews DH in his last illness, 597–8;
inspects DH’s open grave, 605;
his dream that DH was a Christian, 606;
Boswell Papers quoted, 32, 35, 51, 57, 58, 60–1, 108, 109, 111, 119, 223, 275, 309, 373, 378, 394, 410, 411, 415, 416, 418, 519–20, 598; *32, 35, 60–1, 108, 119, 243, 275, 294, 309, 373, 378, 398, 409, 460, 470, 487, 498, 551, 563.
Boswell, Margaret (Mrs James), 563.
Boufflers, Comtesse de: her letter forwarded to DH, 425;
their further correspondence quoted, 426–8;
over her protégé Rousseau, 428–30;
her arrival in London, 431;
and reception there, 431–2;
DH’s letter declining to come there quoted, 432–3;
her position as mistress of Prince de Conti, 434;
her possible part in DH’s Paris appointment, 436–7;
prevented by measles from receiving DH on arrival in France, 441;
as salon–niére, 449, 456;
Mme du Deffand’s jealousy of, 453;
her importance to DH, 455;
Horace Walpole and Rousseau quoted on, 456;
Mme du Deffand quoted on, 457;
her “Rules of Conduct” quoted, 457;
her marriage and the birth of her son, 458;
her liaison with Prince de Conti, 458;
as mistress of the “Salon of the Four Mirrors,” 459;
first meeting and early correspondence with DH, 460;
her critique of Douglas as pretext for amorous correspondence with DH quoted, 461–2;
her explanation of her relations with Prince de Conti quoted, 463–4;
an angry epistle to DH quoted, 464–5;
involved in DH’s quarrel with Alexander Murray, 466–470;
death of her husband, 470;
DH quoted on, 470;
DH’s advice on her prospective marriage with Prince de Conti quoted, 471–2;
goes to London in ill health, 472–3;
later relations with DH, 473–4;
writes Duke of Bedford in the interest of DH, 493;
displeased by DH’s leasing of house in Paris, 505;
DH dreams of taking her to Italy, 505;
Rousseau writes to her on character of DH, 507;
DH writes to her on character of Rousseau, 508;
DH writes to her on jealousy in friendships, 512;
scolds Walpole for King-of-Prussia letter, 514;
DH and Rousseau visit, 515;
DH writes to her on Le Vasseur and Boswell, 519–20;
DH repeats story of Rousseau’s outburst to, 521;
DH writes to her about Rousseau, 525;
her indignation at Rousseau’s final letter, 527;
opposes publication of Concise Account, 529;
DH writes to her on ending of Rousseau affair, 530–1;
DH writes to her on his return from diplomatic mission, 533;
she urges his return to France, 534;
DH writes to her on acceptance of Under-Secretaryship, 534;
on The Savage Man, 535;
coldness develops between her and DH, 554;
she prepares happily for his proposed visit, 554;
is agitated over rumours of his marriage, 567;
DH’s introduction of his nephew to quoted, 574;
DH’s last letter to quoted, 602; *516, 517, 537.
Boufflers, Edouard, Comte de (the Elder), 434, 458, 470.
Boufflers, Edouard, Comte de (the Younger), 458, 460.
Bower, Archibald, 400.
Boyd, William (servant of DH), 548.
Boyle, Rev. Patrick, 173–4.
Boyle, Robert, 75.
Boyle Lectures: See Clarke, Samuel.
Bristol: DH takes employment in, 88;
described, 88–9;
DH leaves, 90.
British Coffee-house (London), 394.
British Museum, 395, 530.
Brittany, expedition to: Gen. St Clair (q.v.) as commander of, 188;
background of, as projected invasion of Canada, 188–9;
inefficiency of Ministry, 190–3;
army sails for Lorient, 194;
siege of Lorient, 195–8;
appraisals of, 199–202; *236, 263.
“Broad Bottomed” Ministry, 190.
Broad Scotch; See Scottish tongue.
Brodie, Alexander, 107.
Brosses, President Charles de, 423.
Brown, Rev. John: in Estimate of the Manners and Principles of the Times accuses DH of introducing irreligious sentiments into History to promote sales; 2nd vol. of quoted, 308;
DH’s opinion of quoted, 308;
Tucker’s agreement on, 308–9.
Bruce, Prof. John, 570–1.
Buchanan, Dugald, 375, 419.
Buchanan, George, 374.
Buffon, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de: his Natural History, 480; *475, 512.
Bunbury, Sir Charles: appointed Secretary to Lord Hertford, 435;
his reputation offends Hertford, 435;
remains in England, 438;
Hertford criticised for not accepting, 491;
rumoured appointment (as Secretary) in Ireland, 492;
DH’s retention by Duke of Richmond would have affronted, 493.
Bunbury, Lady Sarah, 490, 503–4.
Bunyan, John: Pilgrim’s Progress, 576.
Burke, Edmund: not a candidate for Glasgow Chair of Logic, 247 n;
DH meets author of Sublime and Beautiful, 394;
later outspoken critic of DH’s philosophy, 394;
DH sends Theory of (p.673) Moral Sentiments to, 399;
his Conciliation speech not advocating relinquishing American colonies, 554;
approves Essay on Truth, 579.
Burke, William, 534.
Burnet, James: See Monboddo, James Burnet, Lord.
Burnett, Elspeth, 17–18, 25.
Burney, Dr Charles, 61, 501.
Burney, Fanny, 501.
Burns, Robert: on Hamilton of Bangour’s Ode, 178;
somewhat ignored by Scottish men of letters, 375;
even his world-wide success did not effect vernacular revival, 376; 419.
Burton, John Hill, 617.
Bussy-Rabutin: his L’Histoire amoureuse des Gaules, 252, 253.
Bute, John, 3rd Earl of: secures pension for John Home (poet), 365;
John Home secretary to, 392;
subsidises Mac-pherson’s epics, 415;
and the sale of DH’s History, 420;
appoints Robertson Historiographer Royal of Scotland, 421;
solicited for DH’s appointment as Embassy Secretary, 492;
unpopular in London after Wilkes affair, 552;
tries to turn Robertson to English history, 555; *544.
Butler, Bishop Joseph: DH’s debt to, 74, 76;
Clerk of the Closet to Queen Caroline, 107;
his Sermons as contribution to ethics, 111;
its preface quoted, 111;
his Analogy published, 111;
esteemed by DH, 111;
DH desires to show Treatise to, 112;
his Analogy foremost reply to Tindal, 112–13;
given copy of Treatise, 118;
makes no comment, 133;
Hutcheson in agreement with, 149;
is model for Cleanthes in Dialogues, 319;
quoted, 589; *49, 58, 64, 114.
Cadell, Thomas: associate of Millar and friend of DH, 393;
gives dinner to introduce DH to London clerics, 393;
refuses to publish for “Ebenezer Hume” verses alleged to be by DH, 621.
Caesar, Julius, 234, 302, 374.
Caledonian Mercury: prints advertisement for Letter from a Gentleman, 160.
Calton Burying Ground (Edinburgh): DH’s will provides for burial in, 591;
discussed with John Home (poet), 594.
Campbell, Mrs, in anecdote of DH and Sunday card-playing, 562.
Campbell, Rev. George: as member of Aberdeen Wise Club, 273;
his Dissertation on Miracles as most elaborate treatment of subject in eighteenth cent., 292;
DH’s criticism of in MS quoted, 292–3;
DH writes to, 293;
his Philosophy of Rhetorick read by DH during last illness, 597.
Campbell, John, Lord: Lives of the Lord Chancellors quoted, 279–80.
Can. François-Michel de la Rue du, Mayor of La Flèche, 102.
Canada, projected invasion of, 188–90, 191, 205.
Canongate: See Edinburgh.
Carlyle of Inveresk, Rev. Alexander: his Autobiography quoted on Pringle, 153;
on DH’s grief at his mother’s death, 173–4;
on DH’s domestic life in Canongate, 244–5;
on DH’s reception by pious lady, 245;
on DH’s avoidance of Bible, 246;
on DH’s intimacy with the clergy, 274;
on Wallace, 274–5;
on Blair, 275;
on John Home (poet), 276;
on Jardine, 277;
on Robertson, 278;
on Select Society, 283;
on Poker Club, 285;
accused by DH of anonymous pamphlet, 285;
on meetings of Moderates in Carriers’ Inn, 345–6;
in Douglas controversy, 358–64, passim; his Full and True History of the Bloody Tragedy of Douglas, and his Argument to prove…Douglas, 362;
quoted on Webster, 362–3;
on DH’s reaction to Robertson’s appointment as Historiographer, 421;
DH’s letters to quoted, 422, 439;
visits DH in London, 549;
quoted on performance of Home’s Fatal Discovery, 550; *498n, 551, 579.
Carmontelle (Louis Carogis): paints Sterne and DH, 482.
Caroline, Queen (wife of George II), 107, 111.
Carriers’ Inn (Edinburgh), 346.
Carstares, Rev. William, 38, 44.
Cartesianism: See rationalism.
Carthagena, expedition to, 191, 202.
Catherine II, Queen of Russia, 478.
Catholics, Irish, 413.
Caulfeild, James: See Charlemont, James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of.
causation: Kames-Baxter correspondence on, 57–8;
Kames’s possible influence on DH in this regard, 62;
DH quoted on, 77;
Treatise quoted on, 123;
quotation distorted by History of the Works of the Learned reviewer, 123;
DH’s theory of misinterpreted by same, 126;
DH’s summary of theory of, in Abstract, 127–9;
reviews of Treatise confined largely to treatment of, 131;
in “Of Miracles” and “Of a Particular Providence,” but ignored in refutations of Adams and Rutherford, 290–1;
author of Inquiry into the Grounds and Mature of several Species of Ratiocination remarkable in his attempts to understand DH on, 297.
Chalmers, George, 26.
Chambers, Robert: his Book of Days has picture of Ninewells, 28–9.
Chapter Coffee House group, 313.
(p.674) Charlemont, James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of: his “Anecdotes of Hume” quoted as follows: description of DH, 213–14;
estimate of DH, 214;
introduces DH to Countess of D[uvernan?], 214–15;
witnesses DH’s avowals, 215;
confesses deception to DH, 216;
describes illness of DH, 216;
on Pitt’s treatment of DH’s History, 310;
on DH’s displeasure with Mrs Mallet, 395;
on DH in Paris, 446;
on DH and Rousseau, 523;
on DH’s religious scepticism, 545; *447.
Charles I, King of England: treatment of in History, 304, 425;
passage quoted, 316–17.
Charles V (Holy Roman Emperor): age of, considered by Robertson as historical subject, 398;
Robertson publishes on, 399.
Charles Edward Stuart, Prince: see Young Pretender.
Charles Emmanuel III, King of Sardinia, 209, 213.
Charlotte, Queen (wife of George III), 397, 518, 530, 579.
Charon: DH during Smith’s last visit continues Lucian’s dialogue with, 600–1.
Charron, 229.
Chartres, Duchesse de, 458.
Chastellux, Jean, Marquis de, 423, 480, 531
Chatham, Earl of: See Pitt, William.
Chaulieu, Abbé, Guillaume de, 599.
Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of, 190, 385, 395, 490.
Cheyne, Dr George: identification as addressee of DH’s 1737 letter refuted, 84 n.
Chirnside, parish of: described, 21;
contingent bequest to, in DH’s will, 592.
Chirnside Kirk: moderate in religion, 16;
hears Burnett case, 17–18;
building described, 21;
dominated by Humes of Ninewells, 32;
its successive ministers, 32–3;
disciplines in Galbraith cases, 82;
Chirnside Presbytery: See Church of Scotland, Chirnside Presbytery of.
Chirnside village: described, 21, 370.
Chiswick, 519, 520, 521, 522.
Choiseul, Due de, 497, 513.
Choiseul, Duchess de, 442.
Church, Roman Catholic: places works of DH on Index Prohibitorum, 228;
DH in History characterises as exhibiting superstition, 305;
passages deleted, 306;
MacQueen considers not entirely repugnant to DH, 344.
Church of England: mitigated praise of by DH, 307;
possible demand for prosecution of publisher of “Five Dissertations,” 324;
Robertson made overtures to join, 398–9.
Church of Scotland: disciplinary measures of, 18;
clergy oppose DH as candidate for Edinburgh U. professorship, 158–60;
attempts excommunication of DH, 230, 336–55;
as subject of ridicule by DH in Bellmen’s Petition, 235;
Bellmen’s Petition quoted, 236;
clergy oppose DH as candidate for Glasgow U. professorship, 248–9;
Robertson urged to leave, 398–9;
DH as patron of, 539–40;
concerned with filling vacancies in, 589.
General Assemblies of: Moderates win first victory at, in 1752, 277;
Jardine dies at, 277;
DH fears investigation by, in 1756, 325;
background of church politics in attack on the two Humes, 337–8;
Edinburgh Review’s part in, 338–9;
pamphlet war preceding Assembly of 1755, 339–43;
Resolution of Assembly quoted, 343;
Assembly of 1756, 344–6;
Wedderburn’s defence of DH in quoted, 346, 347–8;
Wallace’s unpublished pamphlet on controversy in quoted, 349–52;
evaluation of results of controversy, 353–5;
Carlyle Libel appealed to Assembly of 1757 and defeated, 363;
act proposed for censure of all clergy attending plays, 363–4;
effect of Mrs Siddons on Assemblies, 364;
letter of King to Assembly in 1767 written by DH, 540.
Evangelical Party of (“Popular” Party, “Highflyers”): accuse Kames of being as poor a Christian as DH, 295;
publication of “Five Dissertations” would have aided, 325;
for opposition to, See here below Moderate Party; *274, 277.
Moderate Party of: Wallace as member of, 159, 274;
his sermon expressing philosophy of, 159;
DH entertains clergy of, 244;
Jardine as friendly antagonist of DH in, 246, 251;
Wallace’s “Letter from a Free-thinker” as expressing philosophy of, 261–2;
DH’s friendship with clergy of, 274;
Carlyle’s account of rise of, 275;
Robertson as leader of younger branch of, 277–8;
“Manifesto of the Moderate Party,” 277;
cultural emphasis upon humanities as basic to, 278;
success of Select Society as part of philosophy of, 284;
Dialogues probably circulated in MS among its clergy, 320;
publication of “Five Dissertations” would have harmed, 325;
committed to defence of two Humes, 336;
satire of Witherspoon on quoted, 336–7;
its triumph as part of “Awakening of Scotland,” 337;
general programme discussed and part of Edinburgh Review in, 338, 339, 340, 341;
success in 1755 General Assembly, 343;
pamphlet war against in 1756, 344–5;
(p.675) caucus of in Carriers’ Inn, 345–6;
proceedings of at Committee of Overtures, 346–8;
Wallace on sidelines, 348;
his unpublished pamphlet quoted, 349–52;
engineers dropping of case against publishers of Kames, 352;
as defenders of free speech and Scotland’s world position, 354–5;
in Douglas affair, 356;
supporting author, 357;
in possible rehearsal of play, 358;
attacked by Evangelicals for intromissions with theatre, 360;
DH’s dedication of Four Dissertations inexpedient for, 361;
dedication defended with play in pamphlet warfare, 362;
Wallace’s MS quoted on, 363;
many members named in Libel against Carlyle, 363, 364;
further pamphleteering, 365–7;
John Home (poet) driven from Church, but humanism of Scottish literature saved, 368–9;
DH uses influence to secure patronage for, 540;
his lifelong friendships with members of, 585.
Chirnside Presbytery: hears accusation of Agnes Galbraith against DH, 81–2;
its records quoted, 82;
further proceedings against Agnes, 82.
Duns Presbytery: protests against Edinburgh-Glasgow manifestos on the drama, 360.
Edinburgh Presbytery: publishes Admonition and Exhortation against stage plays, 360;
institutes Libel against John Home (poet), Alexander Carlyle, and others, 360.
Glasgow Presbytery; Chargés Leechman with heresy, 148.
Cibber, Mrs (actress): in Agamemnon, 108.
Cibber, Colly, 107.
Cicero: read by DH, 52;
DH discusses as a lawyer, 54;
compares with modern lawyers, 55;
compares with Georgics, 62;
DH takes Offices as guide, 64–5; *44, 148, 246, 374, 520, 584.
Cilesia, Mrs, 395.
Clairaut, Alexis-Claude, 509.
Clarke, Gen. Robert, 405, 500.
Clarke, Rev. Samuel: known to Rankenians, 49;
DH’s loss of religious belief after reading, 51, 64, 597;
On the Being and Attributes of God establishes him as head of rationalistic school, 58;
challenged by Butler, Hutcheson, and Kames, 58, 64;
by DH, 64;
his Defence of Natural and Revealed Religion (Boyle Lecture) quoted, 287; *161, 319.
Classicism, theory of, 376–7.
Clayton, Bishop Robert: his Thoughts on Self Love as refutation of DH, 296.
Cleanthes (protagonist in Dialogues), 319.
Cleghorn, Prof. William, 156, 161, 249.
Clephane, Dr John: Scottish physician and scholar, 203;
DH writes to him on half-pay, 207,
on 2nd edn. of Essays, 233,
on Bellmen’s Petition, 235,
on politics and patriotism, 237;
offers DH room in London, 240;
DH writes to him on being householder, 243–4,
on ownership of books, 246,
on defeat of Glasgow candidacy, 248,
on satisfaction over Keepership, 249,
on being considered a Deist, 251,
on population controversy, 263,
on Wedderburn, 279,
on wishing to settle in London, 390–1;
dies on St Malo expedition, 391;
missing from London circle of DH’s friends, 392; *274, 357.
Clive, Robert, 403.
Clow, Prof. James, 246, 249.
Coates, Humphrey, 329.
Cochin, Charles-Nicholas, the Younger: his portrait of DH, 482.
Cockburn, Mrs Alison: as poet, 378;
quoted on DH in Paris, 447;
urges DH to bring Rousseau to Scotland, 520;
roguish letter to DH quoted, 533;
offers to find DH a house and a wife, 559;
her curiosity about Nancy Ord, 567;
on DH as Christian, 570; *560, 568.
Coke, Lady Mary, 395, 431, 547–8, 551.
Colbert, Abbe Seignelay, 480.
Colebroke, Sir John, 543.
Colle, Charles: his Journal et Memoires, quoted on De Belloy controversy, 481; *482.
Collins, Anthony, 110.
Collins, William: his “Ode on the Popular Supersititians of the Highlands,” 414.
commerce: quotation from “Of Commerce” on, 269–70.
Common Sense: carries first formal refutation of Treatise, 131–2.
Common Sense, Scottish School of, 297, 577.
Compiègne (France): DH follows French court to, 461, 490, 501.
“conspiracy of the booksellers”: DH considers as cause of failure of History in London, 305;
writes to Strahan on, 312;
writes to Edmonstoune on, 312;
full contemporary account of quoted, 312–13;
background history of the “Printing Congers,” 313–14;
results in eventual sale of rights in History by Hamilton to Millar, 314.
consumers’ goods: See luxury.
Conti, Prince de: Mme de Boufflers mistress of, 434, 458;
his career, 458;
his Paris residence, the Temple, described, 459;
his Monday receptions, 459;
DH’s first visit to, 460;
Mme de Bouffler’s explanation of her relations with quoted, 463–4;
DH invited by Mme de Boufflers to visit, 465;
her determination to become the legal wife of, 470;
his (p.676) reluctance, 472;
entertains Rousseau, 511;
scolds Walpole for King-of-Prussia letter, 514;
provides apartment for DH in Temple, 534;
DH’s condolences to Mme de Boufflers on his death quoted, 602; *441, 453.
contract, original: discussed in Essays, 180.
Convention of 1904, 497.
Conway, Anne (Mrs John Darner), 547.
Conway, Gen. Seymour: succeeds Halifax as Secretary of State, 493;
approves of DH as Chargé d’affaires, 496, 497;
invites Rousseau and his mistress to dinner, 521;
Rousseau addresses letter declining pension to, 525;
with DH attempts to get Rousseau to accept, 526;
urges DH to publish Concise Account, 527;
moves to Northern Department, 534;
secures Rousseau pension, 535;
Rousseau’s letters to, 536;
DH’s influence with, 539–40;
DH’s friendship with, 546, 547, 548;
secures additional pension for DH, 555;
persudes DH to try for another sinecure, 574; *531n, 575.
Conybeare, Rev. John, 232.
Cope, Sir John, 177, 182.
Corbet, Charles: printed Abstract for DH, 124.
Cotes, Commodore Thomas, 189, 190, 193, 194.
Coutts, James and Thomas (bankers), 538.
Coutts, Provost John: Provost of Edinburgh, 154;
invites DH’s candidacy for professorship, 154;
is manoeuvred into delays fatal to DH’s hopes, 154–5;
is succeeded by Archibald Stewart, 156;
DH’s letter to, 160; *157, 158, 161, 182.
Covenanters, 13, 22, 33.
Covent Garden Theatre, 108, 365, 379.
Craftsman, 139.
Craig, James (architect), 565.
Craig, Prof. James, 57.
Craigie, Prof. Thomas, 246, 247, 248.
Crawford of Auchenaimes, John (“Fish”): as friend of DH, 500, 545–6;
proposes him at Almack’s Club, 546;
his dinners attended by DH, 546;
teases DH about early amour, 567;
DH writes to him about his tumour, 595.
Crawfurd, Ronald, 163.
Crébillon, C.-P. Jolyot de, 252, 253, 423.
Creech, William, 56.
Critical Review, 121, 384, 385–6.
Crocchi, Peter, 398.
Cromwell, Oliver, 426.
Crosbie, Andrew, 285, 565.
Crossley, James, 323 n.
Cudworth, Rev. Ralph, 78, 79, 161.
Cullen, Dr William, 247, 248, 590, 601, 603.
Culloden, Battle of, 178–9, 187.
Cumberland, Prince William, Duke of, 178, 181.
Cumming, Rev. Patrick, 158, 160, 277, 369;
Cunningham, Alexander: See Dick of Prestonfield, Sir Alexander.
custom: discussed in Abstract, 126–8;
DH’s theory jeered at by Bibliothèque raisonnée, 130;
favourable comment on in Nouvelle bibliothèque, 131.
Daily Advertiser: carries announcement of Abstract, 124–5;
advertises Essays, 146;
notices Ophiomaches, 232;
notice of History quoted, 304;
re-advertises Treatise, 328.
Dalrymple, Elizabeth, 147.
Dalrymple, George, 26.
Dalrymple of Cranstoun, Sir John, 282.
Dalrymple of Newhailes, Sir David: See Hailes, Sir David Dalrymple of Newhailes, Lord.
Dalrymple, Lady, 65.
Darner, Hon. John, 547.
Dauphin of France (son of Louis XV), 441, 442, 484.
Davenport of Calveley, Richard: offers Rousseau house at Wootton, 520;
Rousseau’s suspicions of, 521;
generous terms of offer, 522;
DH writes to him on quarrel with Rousseau, 526–7;
his comments on quarrel, 527;
DH writes to, 529;
copy of Deyverdun’s letter forwarded to for Rousseau, 531;
applies in name of Conway for Rousseau pension, 535;
deserted by Rousseau, 536.
decline, idea of: DH opposes in “Of the Populousness of Antient Nations,” 264.
“Defender of the Faith,” soubriquet of DH, 429.
Deffand, Marie de Vichy Chamrond, Marquise du: as salonniere, 449;
as reverse of Mme Geoffrin, 452;
her quarrel with Julie de Lespinasse, 452–3;
her jealousy of Mme de Boufflers, 453;
finally rebuffs DH, 453;
quoted on Mme de Boufflers, 456–7;
inquiries about rumours of DH’s marriage, 567; *476, 480, 487.
deism: Eng. preference of to atheism deplored by philosophes, 484.
Deists: summary of controversy in 1730s, 112–13;
DH’s appointment as Keeper considered as success of, 250–1;
Kames as, 294;
DH quoted on there being none in Paris, 483.
Demea (protagonist in Dialogues), 319.
Demosthenes, 107, 584.
Dempster, George: at Edinburgh U., 46;
quoted on sales of History, 311;
sponsors Sheridan’s lectures on English, 373;
calls DH “the Socrates of Edinburgh” in Letters to Ferguson, 391.
(p.677) Denina, Prof. Carlo Giovanni Maria, 228, 388, 389.
de Pinto, Isaac, 543.
Descartes, Rene, 95, 99, 102, 104, 161.
design, argument from, 288.
Desmaizeaux, Pierre: gives copy of Treatise, 118;
DH writes to for his reaction, 119;
probable author of Bibliothèque raisonnée notice revealing author’s name, 120;
but later attributes Abstract to “Mr. Thurnbull,” 125;
DH’s knowledge of his reviews, 132.
Despautefs Latin Grammar, 31.
Devil, the (society), 282.
Dewey, John, 5.
Deyverdun, George, 531, 540, 541.
Dick of Prestonfield, Sir Alexander: member of Rankenians, 48;
on Michael Ramsay, 60;
his “Journal of a Tour” quoted, 93;
letter to DH quoted, 108 n;
with DH resident of Rainbow Coffeehouse, 110;
friendship with DH and Robertson strained by Marian controversy, 414; *617.
Dickson, John, 57.
Diderot, Anne (wife of D.), 478.
Diderot, Denis: as friend of DH, 475;
quoted on his bulk, 477;
Pensees Philosophiques, 478;
as intellectual equal of DH, 478;
compared with DH by Grimm, 479;
his Lettres a Sophie Volland quoted, 483; *543.
Digges, West (actor), 358.
Diversorium (Carriers’ Inn), 346.
“Dr Bonum Magnum”: soubriquet of Rev. Alexander Webster, 362.
“Dr Turnstile”: soubriquet given Cumming in Douglas affair, 369.
Doddridge, Rev. Philip, 290.
Dodsley, Robert, 381.
Donn, Rob, 375, 419.
Donne, John, quoted, 75.
Dorat, Claude-Joseph; his 3rd Epitre, addressed to DH, quoted, 481–2.
Doughterty (Irishman befriended by Lord Hertford), 490.
Douglas: a Tragedy: See Home, John (poet).
Douglas, Archibald, 3rd Marquess of, 550.
Douglas, Lady Jane, 550, 551.
Douglas, Rev. John: his Criterion as criticism of DH, 292;
DH meets at London dinner, 393;
corresponds with DH on historical subjects, 394.
Douglas Cause, 500, 550–2, 565.
Drummond, Prof. Colin, 39, 42, 47.
Drummond, Provost George, 277.
Drummond, Henry: his Histories of Noble British Families quoted, 28.
Drummond of Hawthornden, William, 56, 375.
Drury Lane Theatre, 108, 365, 379, 518, 550.
Dryden, John, 4, 30, 42.
Dubos, Abbe J.-B.: Critical Reflections read by DH, 71;
quoted on “original genius,” 71–2;
on passions, 72;
DH’s debt to, 76;
defends ancients, 79;
pre-Treatise influence on DH, 79;
possible Paris meeting with DH in 1734, 96;
quoted, 607; *78, 229.
Duchaine, Mme (bookseller), 511.
Duclos, Charles Pinot, 423, 475, 480.
Dun, David Erskine, Lord, 371.
Dundas, Alexander, 26.
Dundas, Prof. Laurence, 39.
Dundas, Robert, 250, 252.
Dunglass, as title of eldest sons of Earls of Home, 6–7.
Dunlop, Elizabeth, 147.
Duns, Presbytery of: See Church of Scotland, Presbytery of Duns.
Dutens, Louis, 425, 435.
D[uvernan?], Countess of: described, 214;
DH infatuated by, 215;
DH dismissed by, 216; *567.
Dysart of Eccles, Mrs Matthew, 233–4, 240.
East India Company, 539, 543.
“Eaterati”: suggested sobriquet for “David Hume and the Rest of the Ministers,” 561.
Economistes: See Physiocrates.
Edinburgh: DH and brother John born in, 6, 23;
as residence of Ninewells family, 19, 22–3, 35;
description of in 1720s, 35;
as “Athens of the North,” 36;
Canongate described, 36–7;
DH resides in in winters of 1730s, 68.
Taken by Young Pretender, 177–8;
Archibald Stewart as defender of, 182;
his trial and DH’s pamphlet in his defence, 182–6;
DH on lack of defences of, 185.
DH honoured by appointments in, 230;
summary of his frustrations in, 230–1;
becomes citizen of in 1751, 240;
description of in 1751, 241, 242;
description of by soldier in 1746 quoted, 242, 243;
as intellectual centre, 243;
description of DH’s house in Riddle’s Land, Lawnmarket, 244;
of his house in Jack’s Land, Canongate, 244;
Smellie quoted on availability of its men of letters, 272;
agreeable to DH for this reason, 278;
original sale of History good in, 304;
in 1761 DH assured his future happiness lay there, 402;
description of DH’s house and of James’s Court, 409;
DH longs for in Paris, 443;
beomes uncongenial to DH in 1760s, 420;
Blair living in DH’s house in, 504;
his advice to DH on returning to quoted, 504–5;
DH’s indecision, 505–6;
house vacated by Blair for Katherine Home, 533.
(p.678) DH returns to briefly in 1766, 533–4;
and permanently in 1767, 556;
James’s Court too small, 560;
he removes from and leases to Boswell, 563, 620;
takes up final residence in New Town, 560;
builds house in St Andrew Square, 562–3;
falls in bog en route to, 563;
his menage there described, 571;
involved in lawsuit of DH and others against Town Council, 565;
naming of St David Street, 566, 620;
James’s Court house used by Home of Ninewells, 575;
bequeathed by DH to his sister, 591; *572, 575, 590, 597, 603.
Edinburgh, Cross of, 272.
Edinburgh, Ministers of: their advice taken on Hutcheson as prospective Professor of Ethics for University, 157;
in joint meeting with Town Council advise against election of DH, 158–60.
Edinburgh Court of Session, 565.
Edinburgh Evening Courant: prints advertisement for DH’s “Letter from a Gentleman,” 160; *339, 345, 358, 359.
Edinburgh Magazine and Review, 583, 584–5.
Edinburgh Presbytery: See Church of Scotland.
Edinburgh Review: founded 1755, 338;
as organ of Moderates, 338;
DH learns identity of editors of, 338;
its reviews as part of Church of Scotland controversy, 338–9;
quoted on Erskine’s Sermons, 339;
publication suspended, 340;
its comments on Bonar-Blair pamphlets, 343;
and on others, 343;
first issue as manifesto of Scottish Enlightenment, 386;
as provincial, 386–8.
Edinburgh Society for Encouraging Arts, Sciences, Manufacturers, and Agriculture in Scotland: as offshoot of Select Society, 283;
Ramsay comments on to DH, 283.
Edinburgh Town Council: hears offer of resignation of Prof. Pringle, 154;
is manoeuvred into delays in accepting, 155–6;
elects Hutcheson to professorship, 157;
takes advice of Edinburgh ministers, 157;
in joint session with them hears attack on DH as sceptic, 158–60;
offers post to substitute Cleghorn, 161;
“Council Records” quoted, 154–61,
passim; used by DH and others, 565.
Edinburgh University: Falconer boys and Joseph Home enter, 15;
Joseph studies law at, 16;
description of, 37–8;
regent-ships at, 38;
professorships at, 38–9;
DH matriculates at, 39;
his undergraduate career, 40–51;
its intellectual atmosphere, 41;
its curriculum, 41–5;
Civil Law, Scots Law, and History at, 44;
Mackie’s course in history at, 45–6;
Saturday exercises of, 46;
infiltration of English language into, 46–7, 371;
literature and “New Science” in Rankenian Club, 48–9;
estimate of its library in DH’s college years, 51;
system of legal studies at, 54;
DH’s nephew Professor of Scots Law at, 54;
library compared to Advocates’ Library, 55–6;
DH as candidate for Chair of Ethics and Pneumatical Philosophy, 150, 231, 260;
Pringle resigns this post, 153–6;
DH offers candidacy, 154–61;
Cleghorn elected to, 161;
dullness of its theology and rise of Moderatism, 275;
Robertson as Principal of, 277;
Adam Ferguson proposed as Professor, 392;
DH and Franklin sup with medical faculty of, 572;
Beattie proposed as Professor of, 580;
DH concerned with its faculty choices until his death, 589.
Edmonstoune of Newton, Lieut.-Col. James: army career of, 203;
as the “Guidelianus” of DH’s letters, 203;
at deathbed of DH, 204, 599;
DH writes to him on the “conspiracy of the booksellers,” 312;
suggests aiding Rousseau, 509;
DH writes to him about former maid, 562;
in DH’s will, 599; *274, 291, 398, 560, 575, 580, 600.
Edward III, King of England, 481.
Edward Augustus, Prince: See York, Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of.
Edwards, Jonathan: Kames’s writings found to agree with on doctrine of necessity, 352–3;
repudiates connexion in Remarks on the Essay, 353;
title of his Usefulness of Sin interests DH, 570.
Eglintoune, Alexander Montgomerie, 10th Earl of, 501.
d’Egmont, Comtesse, 511.
Einstein, Albert, 5.
Elibank, Patrick Murray, 5th Baron: connected with Johnstones of Annandale, 163;
appealed to by DH in controversy with Vincent, 168;
shares literary honours with DH, 230;
as friend of DH’s youth, 278;
as lifelong Jacobite, 279;
as patron of arts, 279;
member of Moderate caucus, 346;
offers suggestions for Douglas, 357;
in possible rehearsal of Douglas, 358;
named in Libel against Carlyle, 363;
sponsors Sheridan’s lectures on English, 373;
DH writes to him on Marian controversy, 417;
cousin of Mme de Boufflers, 431;
who confides her hopes of meeting DH to, 431;
he so writes to DH, 432;
as brother of Alexander Murray, 466;
DH writes to regarding his quarrel with Murray, 467, 468; *158, 268, 271n, 274, 275, 414, 417, 424, 436, 437.
“Elibank Plot,” 466.
Elliot, Anne and Peggy (lodging-house (p.679) keepers for Scottish gentlemen in London), 392, 518, 528, 548, 594.
Elliot, Jean, 378.
Elliot of Minto, Sir Gilbert, 3rd Bart.: at Edinburgh U., 46;
DH writes to him on Bellmen’s Petition, 239;
supports DH for Glasgow appointment, 247–8;
DH writes to him on “Populousness of Antient Nations,” 263,
and on anon. Philosophical Essays [Balfour], 296;
MS preface to History, VOL. II, in his collection, 307n;
DH asks help of in strengthening arguments of Cleanthes, 319–20;
he urges suppression of Dialogues, 320;
quoted on “Piercy” (horse), 357;
as poet, 378;
DH writes to him on Wilkie, 383–4;
unable to concur, 384;
becomes Lord of Admiralty, 393;
DH writes to him on anti-English feeling, 405–6;
DH’s proposal to on Rousseau pension quoted, 428;
on trip with DH in 1763, 432;
quoted on DH’s appointment to Hertford secretaryship, 438;
visits DH in Paris, 469;
warns DH he is on the “brink of a precipiece,” 469;
DH writes to him on failure of Embassy appointment, 492;
DH arranges for schooling of his sons, 500;
asked to find English residence for Rousseau, 509;
DH writes to him on Parma professorship, 544;
aids DH in education of Mure’s sons, 544;
DH visits at Minto, 575;
Lady Elliot-Murray quoted on sequel to visit, 576; *175, 235, 274, 490, 519, 548, 560.
Elliot of Minto, Sir Gilbert, 4th Bart., 544.
Elliot of Minto, Hugh, 544.
Elliot-Murray, Lady (wife of Sir Gilbert Elliot, 3rd Bart.), 576.
emotions: See passions; sentiment.
l’Enclos, Ninion, 602.
Encyclopedic, 387, 447, 476, 478. England: See London. d’Eon, Chevalier,.
Epicharmus: DH copies motto from, 78, 296.
d’Epinay, Mme, 444, 479.
Erskine, Ebenezer, 576.
Erskine, Henry: his Cloaciniad on the stench of Edinburgh, 242.
Erskine, Rev. Henry, 33.
Erskine of Alva, Charles (Lord Tinwald), 156, 180.
Erskine of Alva, Sir Harry, 199, 209, 217, 274, 392, 432, 492.
Essay towards demonstrating the Immateriality and Free-Agency of the Soul: by anon. author of first refutation of Treatise, 131;
review of quoted, 131;
puffed in refutation of Treatise, 131.
“Eumenes” (pseudonym of writer in Weekly Magazine, Edinburgh): on original reactions to Treatise, 133.
Evangelical Party: See Church of Scotland, Evangelical Party.
experience: See custom.
Eyemouth (Berwickshire), 9, 22.
Fairney-castle: added to title of Homes of Ninewells, 575.
Falconer, Alexander (uncle of DH), 6, 14–15.
Falconer, Sir David (maternal grandfather of DH), 7, 14, 26–7.
Falconer, David (uncle of DH), 14–15, 26.
Falconer, Elizabeth (aunt of DH), 15.
Falconer, George (uncle of DH), 15.
Falconer, Sir James (uncle of DH), 7.
Falconer, Katherine (mother of DH): See Hume of Ninewells, Katherine.
Falconer, Margaret (aunt of DH), 14.
Falconer, Mary (nee Norvell): See Hume of Ninewells, Mary Falconer.
Falconer, Mary (aunt of DH), 14.
Falconer family, 26.
Fare, Marquis de la, 599.
Farinelli, 212.
Faubourg St Germain (Paris), 505.
Fenelon, Archbishop François de Salignac de La Mothe: DH’s memoranda on his Traite de l’existence…de Dieu, 79–80;
DH meets his disciple, 80, 93;
Chevalier Ramsay writes life of, 93.
Ferguson, Prof. Adam: DH’s successor as Keeper of Advocate’s Library, 254;
probable concurrence of DH in his appointment, 254–5;
career of, 255;
proposes name for Poker Club, 284–5;
writes Proceedings in the Case of Margaret, 285;
DH writes to him about Poker Club, 285;
at Moderate caucus, 346;
in possible rehearsal of Douglas, 358;
his Morality of Stage-Plays, 362;
named in Carlyle Libel, 363;
as sponsor of Sheridan’s lectures, 373;
tutor to sons of Lord Bute, 392;
proposed for Edinburgh U. professorship, 392;
Professor of Moral Philosophy at Edinburgh U., 542;
his Essay on the History of Civil Society disapproved by DH, 542–3:
entertains Franklin, 573;
in DH’s will, 591;
urges John Home (poet) to attend DH in last illness, 593; *551, 555, 594.
Ferguson, James: See Pitfour, James
Ferguson, Lord. Fergusson, Robert: his Auld Reekie quoted, 242;
as poet of vernacular, 375; *388, 419.
Flanders, campaign in: Expedition to Brittany as diversionary action to, 193–4.
Flaxman, Rev. Roger: his review of History quoted, 226–7.
La Flèche (France), 74, 99, 100, 104, 112.
(p.680) Fleming, Rev. Caleb: Three Questions Resolved, 331–2.
Fleming, R. (printer), 140.
Fleming, Kincaid, and Donaldson (printers), 352.
Fontainebleau (France), 442, 448, 490.
Forbes, Maj. Alexander, 202–3.
Forbes, Rear-Admr. John, 216, 217.
Forbes, Sir William: Account of the Life…of James Beattie quoted, 374, 579;
with DH in Town Council lawsuit, 565, *285.
Forrester, Col. James, 60, 164.
“The’ Forty-five”: See Jacobite Rebellion of 1745.
Foulis Bros, (publishers), 381, 401.
Fountainhall, Lord: Journals quoted, 21, 26 n, 100–1.
Fowke, Brig.-Gen., 184, 185.
Fox, Henry: See Holland, Henry Fox, Lord.
“Foxey” (DH’s Pomeranian), 568, 571.
France: DH learns French, 63–4;
not fluent because of Scottish accent, 98, 443, 447;
first visit of DH to (1734–7), 92–105;
DH in Paris, 93–6,
in Rheims, 25, 96–9, in La Fieche, 99–104;
description of his apartment in Yvandeau, 100;
he considers retiring to in 1746, 187, in 1755, 344.
in 1757, 390, in 1763, 421–3;
second visit of DH to with expedition to Brittany (q.v.) (1746), 194–7;
third visit to with St Clair’s Embassy (1748), 218;
his literary reputation in, 225, 231;
translations of is works in, 227, 229;
reviews of his works in, 227, 228;
his prestige in Paris, 423–4;
fourth visit to, as Secretary to Ambassador (1763–6), 434, 441–506;
his reception in, 441–5;
his popularity aided by being a Scot, 446;
his intellectual loneliness there, 487;
his popularity as asset to Embassy, 489–90;
life in Hotel de Brancas with Hertfords described, 490–1;
removal to Hôtel Beaupréau, and later to Hotel du Pare royal, 504;
leasing of house in Faubourg St Germain, and another in Quartier Palais-royal, 505;
his reluctance to return to, 533, 554; *368, 375, 511, 513.
DH’s comments on: on France and the French, 98–9, 102;
on its theatre, 108;
on children of Dauphin, 442;
on his reception by French, 444–5;
on sal-onnieres, 446–7, 450
(see also Boufflers, Comtesse de); on philosophes, 475–80;
on revolutionary forces in, 498;
on preference for Paris over London, 504;
on Anglo-French relations, 539.
Franklin, Benjamin: acknowledges DH’s letter as Secretary of Philosophical Society, 258;
sends him paper on lightning-rod, 258, 394;
in London as Deputy Postmaster-General for the Colonies, 394;
relations with DH, 394–5;
visits DH in Edinburgh, 571–2;
entertained at dinner by DH, 573;
his letter of thanks acknowledged by DH, 573;
attacked in London by Wedderburn, 573; *503, 554.
Fraser, Dr James, 236, 237–8.
Frederick, Prince of Wales, 107, 146.
Frederick the Great, King of Prussia: Andrew Mitchell ambassador to, 392;
approves Keith’s welcoming of Rousseau, 429;
Rousseau refuses pension from, 509, 513, 516;
for alleged letter from, See Geoffrin, Mme;
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, and Walpole, Horace; * 328, 447, 477.
Freebairn, Mrs (DH’s landlady), 241.
freedom of press, 325, 354.
freedom of speech, 354, 448.
French Academy, 423, 477;
of Painting, 482;
of Sciences, 476–7.
French comedy, 211.
French East-India Company, 194, 197.
French Enlightenment: See philosophes.
French Revolution, foreshadowings of, 498, 554.
Fulham: proposed as residence for Rousseau, 519.
Gaelic: Scots literati of eighteenth century totally unacquainted with, 375;
mid-century revival of, discussed, 375;
Gaelic Bible ignored by most Scots of eighteenth century, 375; *500;
See also Macpherson, James, and Ossianic controversy.
Galbraith, Agnes: accuses DH of being father of her child, 81;
case heard by Chirnside Presbytery, 82;
tried for fornication again, 82;
reaction of Ninewells family to affair, 83.
Galbraith, John, 82.
Galiani, Abbe Ferdinand, 480.
Galloway, Earl of, 246.
Gardenstone, Lord, 46.
Gardner, Rev. John, 543.
Garrick, David: refuses to produce John Home’s Agis, 357;
DH’s opinion of quoted, 357;
says Douglas unsuited to theatre, 357;
damned in Scots broadside, 359;
after success of Douglas cordial to Home, but still refuses London production, 364–5;
introduces DH to Burke, 394;
friend of DH in Paris, 500;
tries to conceal John Home at performance of Fatal Discovery, 550;
exhibits Rousseau to royal family, 518; *520, 546.
Garrick, Mrs David, 518.
Gay, John, quoted, 84; *440, 548.
Gay, Rev. John, 80.
Gazette and London Daily Advertiser, 491.
(p.681) Gazette Litteraire, 318, 412
Gelehrte Erlanger Zeitungen: reviews Enquiry (Understanding), 227.
General Assembly of Church of Scotland: See Church of Scotland.
genius, original: Dubos quoted on, 71.
Gentleman’s Magazine, 121, 143, 199, 556.
Genuine Last Speech of David Hume, Esq. (on execution of Jacobite Hume), 181–2.
Geoffrin, Mme Marie-Therese Rodet: as salonniere, 449;
DH has letter of introduction to, 450;
quoted on his gift of a French translation of his History, 451;
DH as habitue of her soirees, 451;
his reaction to, 451;
her relations with Horace Walpole, 452;
detested by Mme du Deffand, 452;
introduces D’Alembert to French society, 476;
advises DH on leasing of Paris house, 505;
King-of-Prussia letter read at her salon, 513; *480.
George II, King of England, 107, 178.
George III, King of England: as Prince of Wales gives pension to John Home (poet) for Douglas, 365;
charmed with Robertson’s History of Scotland, 397;
accession of, 403;
approves DH’s work as Chargé d’affairs, 497;
DH advises Rousseau to accept pension from, 516;
desires to See Rousseau, 517–18;
Rousseau exhibited to at the theatre, 518;
embarrassed by Rousseau’s refusal of pension, 525–6;
reads DH’s Concise Account, 530;
awards pension to Beattie, 579;
gives DH additional pension in expectation of continuation of History, 555; *491, 553.
Georgel, Abbe, 481.
Gerard, Prof. Alexander: Influence of the Pastoral Office as document in controversy over character of the clergy, 262, 396;
member of “Wise Club,” 273;
wins Edinburgh Society prize for Essay on Taste, 283;
DH helps in correcting it for publication, 396.
Germany: DH travels through with Gen. St Clair 210–11;
his comments thereon, 210–11;
translations of his works and his reputation in, 227.
Gibbon, Edward: meets DH, 230, 395;
his tribute to, 230;
DH congratulates on Decline and Fall, 230;
as editor of Memoires litteraires, 540;
DH reads MS of “History of the Swiss Revolution,” 541;
his remarks on it quoted, 541;
DH’s remarks to on revision of MS , 556;
DH writes to him on Decline and Fall, 589–90;
visits DH in London, 594; *305, 531n, 561, 605.
Gillies, Adam (mason): sues DH for repairs to James’s Court house, 563;
DH’s defence quoted, 564;
costs recovered by, 565.
Glasgow, John, Earl of, 173.
Glasgow Presbytery: See Church of Scotland, Glasgow Presbytery.
Glasgow University: DH as candidate for chair of Logic at, 246–9;
Reid as successor to Adam Smith as Professor of Moral Philosophy, 298–9;
Smith resigns from, 400;
DH’s nephew educated at, 575; *38, 134, 148.
Glasgow Wild Party, 360.
Glenalvon (hero of Douglas): DH possibly in reading of part, 358.
Glenfarquhar, Laird of, 14.
Godinot, Jean, 96–7.
Goldsmith, Oliver, 384, 579.
Goodall, Walter (“Watty”): assistant Keeper to DH, 251;
prank against him by DH, 252;
clerk of Select Society, 281;
opens Marian controversy with Examination of the Letters, 412; *413.
Gordon, Father, 498–9.
Gormay, Sieur de, 486.
Gothic: in “Essay on Chivalry,” 47.
Göttingische Zeitungen von Gelehrte Sachen: reviews Treatise, 125–6;
and three other works by DH, 227.
“Gowler,” pseudonym used by DH, 238.
Graffini (schoolmaster), 544.
Grafton, Anne, Duchess of, 431.
Grafton, Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of, 431, 494, 546.
Grano (tutor), 164.
Grant, Captain James, 191, 193, 209, 217.
Graveyard School of Poetry, 276.
Gray, Sir James, 546.
Gray, Thomas: quoted on Edinburgh, 241;
Elegy, 253;
Beattie quoted to, 578;
his opinion of DH quoted, 585.
“Great Infidel”: soubriquet of DH, 588.
Gregory, Prof. David: introduces Newtonianism at Edinburgh U., 43.
Gregory, Prof. James (the Elder), 43.
Gregory, Prof. James (the Younger), 39, 43.
Gregory, Prof. John, 273, 580, 581.
Greig, J. Y. T., 437 n.
Grenville, George, 395, 492, 493.
Gresset, Jean-Baptiste Louis;
at La Flèche, 101;
resigns from Society of Jesus, 102;
possible meeting with DH in 1735, 102;
collected works ordered for Advocates’ library by DH, 102.
Griffith, Prof. R. H.: as owner of Crossley copies of Warburton letters, 323n, 551 n.
Griffith, Ralph, 226.
Grimm, Friedrich Melchior: quoted on Mme Geoffrin, 451;
no favourite of DH, 478;
DH’s Political Discourses in his Correspondence litteraire, 478;
his comments on, 479;
compares DH to Diderot, 479.
Groeningen University, 44.
(p.682) Grose, T. H.: his study of variants of DH’s “Five Dissertations,” 618.
Grotius, Hugo, De Jure Belli ac Pads, 41.
Guerchy, C.-L.-F. de Regnier, Comte de, 435. 439, 445.
Guibert, Comte de, 454.
“Guidelianus”: see Edmonstourne of Newton, James.
Guines, Due de, 576.
Gustard, Dr John, 595.
Haddington, Thomas, 7th Earl of, 150.
Hailes, Sir David Dalrymple of Newhailes, Lord: Curator of Advocates’ Library, 252;
member of Select Society, 282;
DH considers as author of anon. Philosophical Essays [Balfour], 296;
wishes to bring Beattie to Edinburgh U., 580;
translates DH’s Life into Latin prose and Smith’s Letter to Strahan into Latin verse, 621; *89, 234.
Haldane, John: his Players Scourge, 368.
Halifax, George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of, 492, 493.
Halkerton, Lord: title in Falconer family, 7.
Hamilton, Lady Elizabeth, 575.
Hamilton, Baillie Gavin: presides over Edinburgh Council meeting considering DH’s candidacy, 156;
takes advice of ministers on offer to Hutcheson, 157;
informs Council of Hutcheson’s refusal, 157;
no backer of DH for Edinburgh for Edinburgh professorship, 302;
letter to Strahan on prospects of publishing History quoted, 302–3;
sets up shop in London, 304;
boycotted in London booksellers he returns to Edinburgh, 304;
but refuses Millar’s offer to buy rights in History, 304;
attributes failure to “Cry of Clergy,” 305;
DH quoted on his unbusinesslike procedures, 312;
Life quoted on, 312;
DH persuades him to accept new Millar offer, 314;
DH refuses to consider him as publisher for VOL. 11, 314;
DH’s attitude towards, 316;
his offer of publication on History of Scotland rejected, 396.
Hamilton, James George, 7th Duke of, 550–1.
Hamilton, Balfour and Neill (publishers), Hamilton of Bangour, William: “Braes of Yarrow” in Tea-Table Miscellany, 56;
“To H[enry] H[ome] in the Assembly” quoted, 59;
as Jacobite, 60, 181;
“To a Gentleman going to travel” quoted, 61;
permitted to read “Of Miracles,” 112;
his Ode on the Battle of Gladsmuir quoted, 178;
DH’s sympathy for in Rebellion, 181;
his verses in DH’s hand, 378.
Hanover, House of, 25, 302, 430.
Hardwicke, Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of: may have been shown “Five Dissertations” by Warburton, 324;
his alleged threat to prosecute publisher, 327, 330; *438, 499.
Harrogate: DH visits in 1763, 432.
Hawke, Adm. Edward, 209.
Hawley, Gen. Henry, 178.
Hay, Matthew, 410–11.
Hay of Drumelzier, William, 57.
Hay of Locharret, Sir William, 8.
Hay, Thomas, 158.
Haymarket Theatre, 108.
Heineccius: his Methodical System of Universal Law published by Noon, 114.
Helvétius, Claude-Adrien: DH evades proposal to translate his De l’Esprit and to sponsor him for Royal Society, 423;
as friend of DH, 475, 480;
warned about London by DH, 504;
touches up King-of-Prussia letter, 513; *485, 514, 544.
Helvétius, Mme, 480.
Hénault, President: admires DH, 423;
receives DH, 441;
permitted by Mme du Deffand to attend salon of Mile de Lespinasse, 453;
friend of DH, 475;
congratulates DH, 493;
touches up Walpole’s King-of-Prussia letter, 513.
Henry VII, King of England, 302, 412.
Henry, Rev. Robert, 583, 584, 585.
Hepburn, Rev. Thomas, 582.
Herd, David, 375.
Herring, Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury: likes History, 305, 309;
Boswell on his invitation to DH to visit Lambeth quoted, 309.
Hertford, Francis Seymour Conway, 1st Earl of: entertained at Strawberry Hill with Mme de Boufflers, 431;
first meeting with DH, 434;
appointed Ambassador to France, 434;
his offer to DH of personal secretaryship, 435;
possible reasons for choice, 435–6;
Mme de Boufflers’s possible connexion with offer, 437;
DH accepts, 437–8;
comment of others on, 438;
his voyage to France, 439–440;
his arrival in France overshadowed by that of DH, 441;
DH considers asking for replacement, 443;
takes DH to masquerade, 444;
DH fears to embarrass by supporting Murray, 466;
his great esteem for DH, 489;
his character, 490;
home life in the Hotel de Brancas, 490–1;
his appointment of DH criticised, 491;
his campaign to have DH appointed Embassy Secretary, 492;
his appointment to Ireland as Lord Lieutenant, 493–4;
unable to take DH as conjunct secretary, 494;
his embarrassment at having to withdraw invitation to DH for social visit there, 495–6;
Sterne preaches sermon before him, 501–2;
urges DH to publish Concise Account, 527;
copy given him by DH, 530;
(p.683) his friendship aids DH’s finances, 534;
resigns as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to become Lord Chamberlain, 534;
nominates DH as Under-Secretary, 534;
visited by DH, 548, 549;
requests pension for DH, 555;
persuades DH to try for government sinecure, 574; *503, 544, 546.
Hertford, Isabella, Countess of, 435, 439, 534, 551.
Hervey, Mary Lepel, Lady, 395, 440, 450.
Hesiod, 384.
Hezekiah, Sterne’s sermon on, 502.
Hill, Aaron: “Written on a Window in North Britain” quoted, 389.
Hippocrates, 229.
Historical Register: its account of Abbe Pâris miracles quoted, 95.
History of the Works of the Learned: fails to notice Treatise, 121;
DH plans anonymous letter to editor of, 121;
first instalment of review of Treatise quoted, 122–3;
second instalment ends in different tone, 123;
Warburton as probable reviewer, 123–4, 617–18;
apochryphal anecdote of DH’s reaction to review, 124;
reviews Essay by Treatise refuter, 124;
DH’s actual knowledge of Treatise review, 132.
Hitch, C. (bookseller): handles London sales of Essays, 146.
Hobbes, Thomas, 139, 223, 577, 578.
d’Holbach, Mme: detests philosophy, 476.
d’Holbach, Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron: as probable translator of the two suppressed Hume essays, 330;
friend and correspondent of DH, 475;
his house on the rue Royale as meeting place of philosophes, 475–6;
his Systeme de Nature, 478;
his dinner for atheists, 483;
DH regrets a priori character of his atheism, 486;
warns DH that Rousseau is “a viper in your bosom,” 513, 514, 515;
warning recalled, 526; *498, 500.
Holdernesse, Marie Doublet, Countess of, 431, 460, 472.
Holdernesse, Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of, 431, 460, 472, 500.
Holland: DH in, with St Clair Embassy, 209–10.
Holland, Henry Fox, Lord, 446.
Home (see also Hume): variant spellings discussed, 6;
DH changes spelling of his name, 90;
jokes with his cousin John Home (poet) on the subject, 276;
DH’s nephew changes spelling to Hume, 575;
DH’s last jest on the subject in codicil to his will, 599.
Home, Alexander, 1st Lord Home (1473), 8, 9.
Home, Alexander (founder of Dunglass), 8.
Home, Alexander, 9th Earl of, 575, 591.
Home, Sir Andrew; witnesses baptism of DH, 6.
Home, Charles (1677), 11.
Home, Countess of (1677), 11–12.
Home, Dr Francis; Edinburgh physician in DH’s last illness, 590.
Home, Rev. John (poet): volunteer in ‘ 45, 184;
ordained minister at Athelstaneford, 276;
his poetical ambitions, 276;
disputes with DH the spelling of their surname, 276;
and on wines, 276;
jests at DH at Poker Club, 285;
DH’s remarks to him on Whiggish opposition to History, 309–10;
as author o\ Douglas, 356;
DH quoted on it, 357;
his Agis rejected by Garrick, 357;
Douglas supported by Select Society, 357;
possible rehearsal of it by DH and friends, 358;
DH listed in broadside as sole ticket-seller to it, 358;
great success of performance, 359–60;
attacked by Evangelicals, 360;
Libel drawn against, 360;
DH adds fuel tothe flames by dedication of Four Dissertations to author of Douglas, 360;
dedication quoted, 361;
pamphlet war over Douglas, 362–4;
preaches farewell sermon, 365;
taken as protégé by Lord Bute, 365;
attack against by Maclaurin quoted, 366–7;
repercussions in France, 368;
becomes “the late Rev. Mr John Home,” 368;
DH’s patronage of, 378;
praised by Denina, 388;
Secretary to Lord Bute, 392;
discusses with Macpherson problems of Gaelic, 414;
DH writes to on Rousseau’s behalf, 428;
his Douglas as subject of critique by Mme de Boufflers, 461, 463;
confused with DH by a Frenchman, 503;
his Fatal Discovery performed in face of anti-Scottish feeling, 550;
original title Rivine from Ossianic poem, 550;
resists appointment of Beattie to Edinburgh U., 550;
joins DH on road to London, 593–4;
their merriment on journey, 594–5;
with DH on return to Scotland, 596;
DH writes to him on last parting from Edmonstoune, 599;
left port in codicil to DH’s will on condition of signing as “Hume,” 599; *235, 246, 274, 387, 492, 548, 585.
Home, Sir John (1636), 10.
Home, Sir John: as “tutor” of Joseph Home estate, 26.
Home, William (1683), 12.
Home, Rev. William: in audience of rehearsal of Douglas, 358.
Home of Ayton, Jean (1677), 11, 12.
Home of Billie, Ninian, 23, 146.
Home of Blackadder, Sir John: witnesses DH’s baptism, 6.
Home of Blackadder, Margaret: See Hume of Ninewells, Margaret of Blackadder.
(p.684) Home of Broadhaugh, Rev. Abraham (cousin of DH), 33.
Home of Broadhaugh, Rev. George (uncle of DH), 33, 53, 81, 82.
Home of Eccles, Alexander (DH’s cousin), 181, 233.
Home of Godscroft, David (1607), 9.
Home of Home, Sir Alexander (1424), 8.
Home of Home, Jean (1424), 8.
Home of Kames, Henry: See Kames,Henry Home, Lord.
Home of Kames, Lady, 147.
Home of Kennetsidehead, Alexander (1682), 33.
Home of Kimmerghame, Sir Andrew: as “tutor” of Joseph Home estate, 26.
Home of Kimmerghame, George (1677), 11–12.
Home of Kimmerghame, Robert (1677), 11.
Home of Linthill, Alexander (1677), 11.
Home of Linthill, William: as “tutor” of Joseph Home estate, 26.
Home of Ninewells: See Hume of Ninewells.
Home of Plendergast, Col. John (1677), 11.
Home of Polwarth, Sir Patrick (1677), 11.
Home of Tynninghame, Thomas (c. 1490), 7, 8.
Home of Wedderburn, George (1661), 10.
Home of Wedderburn, George: sued by Joseph Home, 23, 25;
as Jacobite, 32.
Homer: Iliad, 183;
Batrachomyonachia, 183;
Wilkie compared to, 384, 385;
Iliad translated by Macpherson, 417; *409, 584.
“Homer of Scotland”: See Macpherson, James.
“Honest David,” soubriquet of DH, 159.
“Honest David Home,” soubriquet of DH, 421.
Hopetoun, John, 2nd Earl of, 172, 283.
l’Hopital, Marquis de (Governor of Lorient), 196, 197.
Horace, 374, 439, 541.
Home, Rev. George, 621.
Hotel de Beaupreau: residence of DH in Paris, 504.
Hotel de Brancas: official residence of British Embassy in Paris, 490;
DH’s life there with Hertfords described, 490–1;
Sterne preaches in its chapel, 501–2;
DH removes from, 504.
Hotel de Grimberg: first residence of Lord Hertford in Paris, 490.
Hotel du Pare royal: residence of DH in Paris, 504.
Hotel de Saint-Simon: Rousseau quartered in, by Prince de Conti, 511;
DH visits, 515.
House of Commons, 552.
House of Lords, 491, 565.
Huet, 161.
Hume, David (“son to Clerk Home of Edinburgh”): in Mackie’s history class of Edinburgh U., 45.
Hume, David (1711–76): (1) Childhood and family relations: baptismal record, 6, 23;
geneaological antecedents, 7, 10, 616;
boyhood sports, 22;
patrimony, 25;
early reading, 30–1;
early education at Ninewells, 31–2;
early religious beliefs, 33–4;
family ties binding throughout life, 574;
(2) Physical characteristics: his appearance at eighteen, 66;
self–description, 89;
description of appearance, 204;
description of by Charlemont, 213–14;
Ramsay’s portrait of, 1754, described, 280;
Ramsay’s portrait of, 1766, 281;
Rousseau quoted on latter portrait, 537;
Diderot quoted on his bulk, 477;
description of appearance by Marchant quoted, 572;
Boswell’s description of, in last illness, quoted, 597;
his reveries noticed by Norvell, 370–1;
D’Alembert on his vacant stare, 477;
his vacant stare produces emotional outburst of Rousseau, 512, 522, 529.
(3) Health: “Disease of the Learned,” 67–8;
his scepticism concerning physicians, 69;
advice to nephew on overstudy, 69;
ill health (1729–33), 69–70;
lowness of spirits, 70;
reads Dubos’s advice on genius and health, 71–2;
decides on more active life, 72;
composes letter to physician, 83;
letter quoted, 85;
considered as form of catharsis, 86–7;
susceptibility to seasickness, 88, 207, 209, 517, 561;
illness in Italy, 217;
has “violent stomach,” 548;
gradual decline after 1772, 589;
treated by Edinburgh physicians, 590;
consultation with Sir John Pringle in London, 594;
diagnosis of tumour by John Hunter at Bath, 595;
death at St David Street, 25
August 1776, 603.
(4) Career: financially unable to be small laird, 52;
potential choices, 52–3;
early study of law, 53–5;
later knowledge of law, 62, 183, 563–5;
rejection of political career, 62;
abandonment of legal study, 65;
decides to become merchant, 88;
enters employment of William Miller, 88;
quarrels with Miller, 90;
leaves employment, 90;
embarrassed by lack of career, 110;
considers being tutor or professor, 134, 150;
later receipts from Essays enable him to become professional man of letters, 146;
considers tutorships, 150;
candidate for Edinburgh U. professorship, 150;
delay (p.685) in resignation of incumbent works against him, 154–6;
opposed as sceptic, 156–7;
Edinburgh ministers except Wallace oppose him, 158–60;
substitute professor elected in lieu of DH, 161;
DH becomes tutor to the “mad” Marquess of Annandale, 162;
overlapping of this employment with attempt at Edinburgh U. professorship, 163, 164, 172;
goes to London to meet Charge, 163–4;
terms of his agreement with quoted, 164;
their early relations, 165;
difficulties with family adviser Vincent, 165–70;
relation severed, 170;
claims for salary due, 170–2;
humiliated by past failures to find suitable post, 187–8;
becomes secretary to Gen. St Clair, 188;
created Judge-Advocate, 191–2;
considers various possibilities, 205, 206;
becomes aide-decamp to St Clair, 208;
friends attempt to secure his appointment to Glasgow U., 246–8;
his independence of patrons, 247, 404;
opinion of clergy prevails against him, 248–9;
appointed Keeper of Advocates’ Library, 249–50;
his satisfaction expressed, 249;
his resignation as, quoted, 254;
speculations as to his motivation, 254–5;
his letter refusing Lord Shelburne’s patronage quoted, 404–5;
opportunity offered to go to France in dignified capacity, 421–2;
his statement of Lord Hertford’s invitation quoted, 434;
offer made of private secretaryship, 435;
possible influences on his selection, 435–6;
offer accepted, 437;
the voyage to France, 439–40;
appointed Embassy Secretary, 493;
Lord Hertford unable to take him to Ireland as conjunct Secretary, 494;
refuses honorary post as Keeper of the Black Rod, 494;
left as Chargé d’affaires in Paris, 496–503;
nominated by Hertford as Under–Secretary of State, 534;
his career as such, 534, 537–56;
see also DH (11), (12), (13), (14),(22).
(5) Finances: at Rheims, 25;
Paris too expensive for, 96;
always able to recoup finances at Ninewells, 146;
receipts from Essays enabled to become professional man of letters, 146;
as tutor employed at £300 annually, 163–4;
Vincent attempts to reduce by half, 168;
DH willing to accept £200, 169;
claim against estate for unpaid balance, 170–2;
total earnings as tutor, 187;
St Clair makes him Judge-Advocate to ensure half-pay, 191;
struggle to collect, 204;
negotiations for half-pay resumed, 206–7;
attains independent fortune in 1749, 220;
“not only independent but opulent” (1763), 225;
his management of finances in 1751, 241;
refuses to give “veils,” 245;
History assured financial wellbeing, 302;
investor in stocks, 409–10;
Life quoted on his independence of means, 410;
Hertford obtains pension of £200
for life for him, 438;
Embassy Secretaryship carries salary of £1,200, 493;
King grants £400
pension for life, 494;
refuses honorarium as Irish Keeper of the Black Rod, 494;
earnings as Under-Secretary estimated, 538;
new pension of £200
granted, 555;
his late affluence shared with his family, 574.
(7) And Scotland: his Scottish accent, 89, 370–1, 433;
his accent influences Charlemont’s appraisal, 214;
DH on “land of Bibles,” 234;
his literary reputation in, 227, 229–30;
DH quoted on its literature, 370, 383, 384;
his patronage of its English-writing authors, 376;
DH disgusted by anti-Scottish feeling in England, 402–3, 433, 552–6, passim;
DH as Scot acceptable to French, 446;
DH’s patronage of the Church of Scotland, 539–40;
(8) Education: matriculates at Edinburgh U., 39;
his comments on undergraduate career, 40;
his study of Greek, 41–2;
of logic and metaphysics, 42;
of natural philosophy, 42–3;
of mathematics, 43;
of “Pneumatics,” 43–4;
influenced by “New Science,” 42–4;
and by Rankenian Club, 48–9;
writes “Essay on Chivalry,” 46–7;
departure from University, 49;
his standing as student, 50;
“recovered” his Greek, 140;
intensified historical studies, 140.
(9) Reading: early reading, 30–1;
reading materials in period of legal study, 52, 62;
his comments on his choices, 63;
in pre-Treatise period, 78–80;
during first French visit, 102;
early reading of Esprit des Lois, 218;
Advocates’ Library as source of, 251;
his reluctance to give it up, 252;
in British Museum for History, 395;
on French Embassy trip, 439;
in last years, 589, 597.
(10)Religion;
early beliefs, 33–4;
loss of beliefs, 51, 64;
quoted on, 148–9;
his statement at time of mother’s death quoted, 174;
his friends decide he is a Christian, 174, 570;
not so, 174;
his alleged conversion to Roman Catholicism, 218;
his opinion of clergy as objects of ridicule, 219, 234–6;
his character of the clergy in footnote to (p.686) “Of National Characters,” 234, 260;
anecdote of his reception by pious lady, 245;
anecdote of his avoidance of Bible, 246;
Wallace’s unpublished refutation of his character of the clergy, 260;
quoted, 261, 262;
published refutations of same, 262;
friendships with liberal clergy, 274;
irreligion Charged against History, 305;
preface to VOL. II quoted on “proper office of religion,” 306;
and on various sects, 307;
Dialogues and “Natural History of Religion” important contributions to philosophy and psychology of religion, 319;
consults Elliot concerning, 319–20;
DH not provoked to become Scottish Voltaire, 355;
shocked by dogmatic atheism of philo-sophes, 485, 486;
difference in his position and Rousseau’s, 523;
as patron of Church of Scotland, 539–40;
Bos-well’s version of his last remarks on quoted, 597–8;
See also Church of Scotland and DH (22).
(11) As political theorist: quoted on political impartiality, 139;
his “character of Walpole,” 143–4;
as “revolution Whig,” 179–80;
opinion of Jacobite Rebellion, 177, 179–80;
on “Political Whigs” and “Religious Whigs,” 186;
on policies of “Broad Bottomed” Ministry, 190–1;
on expedition to Brittany, 198–9;
on St Clair, 199;
on Jacobitism, 236–8;
as critic of economic theory, 270–1;
his History accused of being Jacobite, 310;
of being Tory, 310, 311;
DH’s comments on, in Life, quoted, 311;
quoted on “touchstones of party men,” 413.
(12) As historian: Mackie’s history courses at Edinburgh U., 44–5;
DH’s “Essay on Chivalry,” 46–7;
“Of the Study of History,” in Essays, 141;
advertisement to Treatise intimates intention to turn to history, 175;
first attempt at writing history during Annandale period, 175;
Account oj Stewart is historical narrative at its best, 183;
expedition to Brittany valuable experience for, 202, 204;
DH quoted to that effect, 208;
Tudots progressing well in 1757, 390;
future course of History undecided, 390;
DH quoted on reception of Tudors, 398;
signs contract for Early History, 402;
DH disgruntled at its being branded Jacobite, 403;
considers writing on reigns of William III, Anne, and George I, 420;
rumours of his intent to write “Ecclesiastical History,” 420.
(13) As philosopher: in early years, 51;
early statement of intentions, 63;
his statement on successive stages of composition of Treatise, 73;
projection 73–4;
planning, 74;
composition, 74;
his debt to Newtonians, 74;
his differences with, 75;
philosophical scepticism, 75;
debt to “sentimentalists,” 76;
debt to ancients, 78;
debt to five modern philosophers, 78–80;
influence of John Gay’s as-sociationism on, 80;
anticipates argument in “Of Miracles” in discussion with Jesuit at La Flèche, 101;
quoted on differences with Hutcheson on origin of moral sense, 149;
expedition to Brittany valuable to, 203, 204;
tenets applied in realm of religion in Dialogues and “Natural History of Religion,” 319;
considered as bigoted by philosophes, 485, 486;
see also DH (22), (23), (24), (25).
(14) As man of letters: importance ofstyle, 3, 63;
as causing quarrel with Miller, 90;
concern over style of Treatise, 119;
criticism of Leechman’sstyle, 148;
failure of Treatise due to “manner,” 140;
letter to Reid onquoted, 298.
DH’s early passion for literature, 49–51;
Enquiry {Understanding) represents new plane of philosophical expression, 175;
little leisure for literary work, 175;
Boswell on his literary success, 223;
popularity of later works, 223–4;
controversies aided sales, 225;
Continental reception, 225, 227–8;
compared to Montesquieu, 229;
recognised by Montesquieu, 229;
success accompanied by frustrations, 230–1;
as editor of Essays and Observations, 258;
preface quoted, 257–8;
literary reputation in Scotland, 229–30;
as a critic, 376;
as no poet, 378.
(15) Conviviality and wit: family background for, 28;
dinners in honour of Stewart’s wine, 183;
in Army, 203;
plays whist, 203, 402, 546;
his “infantine” wit, 233, 277, 549;
as literary wit, 234–9;
as host in Edinburgh, 245–6; 560–1;
arguments with John Home (poet) over wine, 276, 599.
(17) Relations with women: youthful thoughts on love, 47–8;
as sexually normal, 83;
favourite of ladies in (p.687) Ninewells neighbourhood, 147;
known to London Bluestockings, 395;
Mme d’Epinay quoted op his adulation by women of Paris, 444;
relations with the salonnieres, 448–55;
as “darling of the pretty women,” 508;
as a man of warm passions, 567;
his pleasure in “the company of Modest women,” 567–8;
calls women the “weak, pious sex,” 570;
(18) Controversies: his refusal to reply to refutations, 225, 286, 581–2;
successive disappointments and frustrations from, 230–1;
quoted on ethics of controversy, 259, 295–6;
for controversies with specific individuals, See Beattie, De Belloy, Campbell, Gillies, Hurd, Kames, Murray, Reid, Rousseau, John Stewart, Gilbert Stuart, Vincent, Wallace, Warburton;
(19) Estimates of his character: by the French, 4;
by his mother, 66;
by Chevalier Ramsay, 94;
by Mackenzie, 103–4;
by Vincent, 166;
by Charlemont, 213–14, 446;
by Boswell, 223, 585–6, 587–8;
by Le Blanc, 228–9;
by Gibbon, 230;
by Ramsay of Ochtertyre, 230;
by Carlyle, 244–5;
by Kenneth Mackenzie, 266;
by Amyat, 272;
by Denina, 389;
by Dempster, 391;
by Johnson, 393–4;
by Horace Walpole, 445;
by Selwyn, 446;
by Stuart of Torrance, 446–7;
by Cockburn, 447;
by Mme du Deffand, 452, 453, 454;
by Grimm, 479;
by Voltaire, 487;
by Rousseau, 507–32 passim;
by Chastellux, 531, 566;
by sons of Mure, 544–5;
by Erskine, 566;
by Lady Elliot–Murray, 566;
by Ann Murray Keith, 568;
“Character of——written by himself,” as possible self-portrait, 569;
by his clerical friends, 584;
by Thomas Gray, 585;
by Adam Smith, 604;
his self appraisal in Life quoted, 607–8.
(20) Soubriquets and pseudonyms of: “le bon David, 4, 318, 529;
“Defender of the Faith” (Keith), 429;
“English Tacitus,” 224;
“Great Infidel” (Boswell), 588;
“Honest David” (anon.), 159;
“Honest David Home” (Alexander Carlyle), 421;
“my St David” (Voltaire), 487;
“St David,” 367;
“Scotland’s St David,” 566;
“The Sleeping Philosopher” (Forbes), 217;
“Socrates of Edinburgh” (Dempster), 391;
“Gowler,” pseudonym used by DH, 238;
“Zerobabel MacGilchrist,” as pseudonym in Bellmen’s Petition, 235.
(21) Miscellaneous comments of: on Cicero, 54;
on modern lawyers, 55;
on Boyle and Newton, 75;
on Maria Theresa, 211;
on obesity, 233–4;
on Ancient-Modern controversy, 264;
on ideas of decline and progress, 264;
on Select Society, 282;
on Poker Club, 285;
on the “feast of reason,” 274;
on George Anderson, 340–1;
on Scotland as residence, 354;
on Douglas, 357;
on Garrick, 357;
on Shakespeare, 377, 547;
on Milton, 378;
on Blacklock, 379, 380, 381, 382;
on the Epigoniad, 385;
on History of Scotland, 396, 397, 398;
on Theory of Moral Sentiments, 399–400;
on Kames, 411;
on Macpherson, 415, 416–17;
on Johnson’s strictures against Macpherson, 418, 419;
on Charles II, 499;
on Tristram Shandy, 503;
on lan guages, 541;
on Ferguson’s Essay, 542;
on the teaching of Latin, 544;
on the immortality of the soul, 545;
on Douglas Cause, 551;
on American Colonies, 553–4;
on Essay on Truth, 581;
on finances, 534;
on Gibbon’s Decline and Fall, 589;
on Wealth of Nations, 598;
on old age, 588.
(22) Works published by him: Abstract of a late Philosophical Performance, Abstract of a Book lately Published: See Abstract of Treatise.
Abstract of Treatise: planned as letter to History of the Works of the Learned, 121;
published anonymously in pamphlet form, 124–5;
different titles of, 125;
attributed to “Mr. Thurnbull,” 125;
summary of, 126–9;
reviewers of Treatise fail to use, 131;
Hutcheson advises sending to Irish publisher, 136–7; *74, 77, 138.
Account of Stewart: written for Stewart’s defence, 182;
published after acquittal, 183;
Stewart reciprocates with wine, 183;
as historical narrative, 183;
summarised, 183–5;
contains definition of “Political Whigs” and “Religious Whigs,” 186; *208, 236.
Bellmen’s Petition: as part of controversy on clerical issue, 235;
quoted, 236;
DH’s letter on quoted, 239; *278.
“Character of Walpole”: in Essays, 143;
widely reprinted, 143;
its timeliness, 143–4;
DH’s comment on in 2nd edn. of Essays, quoted, 144;
as footnote in later edn., 144;
omitted from 1770 (p.688) edn., 144;
DH publishes answers to queries on, 144;
quoted, 145.
Concise Account:in London for completion of, 533;
public reaction to, 535;
see Expose succinct.
“Defence of Gen. St Clair against Voltaire” in Monthly Review (April 1756), quoted, 201.
Dialogues: DH asks help on arguments in, 64, 319–20;
first draft of made at Ninewells, 233;
creative scepticism in, 319;
published 1779, 319;
Cleanthes, a theist [Butler] and Philo, a sceptic [DH], as protagonists, 319;
DH threatens to dedicate to Blair, 320;
Blair and Elliott dissuade from publication during lifetime, 320;
DH’s will requests Smith to publish, 592;
codicil leaves to Strahan with reversionary right in nephew, 592–3;
letter to Smith on quoted, 602–3;
Smith’s reply quoted, 603;
Smith’s refusal to print, 605;
published by nephew, 606;
final revision of quoted, 607.
Enquiry (Morals):as new version of Treatise, BK. III , 224;
review of quoted, 225–6;
review of, 227;
copy ordered sent to Wallace, 264;
which Wallace welcomes, 265;
DH’s final correction of quoted as his epitaph, 608; *233.
Enquiry (Understanding):first called Philosophical Essays concerning Human Understanding, 174;
constitutes reworking of Treatise, BK. I , 174;
as work of art, 175;
quoted on philosophical scepticism, 175;
Kames advises against publishing, 207;
published 1748, 207;
includes “Of Miracles” (q–v.), 207–8, 232;
neglected in 1749, 223;
announced, 224;
3rd edn., of, 224;
reviewed on Continent, 227;
copy sent to Montesquieu, 229;
Life on, 232;
DH as reader for Millar helps bring out first refutation of, 232;
his humorous comment on 2nd edn. of, quoted, 233;
proposed attack on by Warburton, 289–90;
his slur at, 290;
quoted on history, 301;
its limitations on argument from design, 333; *76, 259.
Essays and Treatise: last edn. of contains only public acknowledgment by DH of Treatise, 224, 582;
published in four volumes (1753–6), 224;
in joke of Poker Club, 285;
Boswell’s disgust at finding on William Adam’s shelves, 393;
DH revising until his death, 589.
Essays: originated in exchange of papers with Kames, 139;
VOL. I published by Kincaid (1741), 140;
favourably received, 141;
VOL. II published (1742), 141;
DH quoted as satisfied with its reception, 141;
“Second Edition Corrected” (1742), 141;
“frivolous essays” listed, 141;
later withdrawn, 141;
DH’s financial benefits from volumes, 146;
Annandale tutorship owing to Marquess’s interest in, 164;
worked on at Weldehall, 174;
written during Rebellion, 178–80;
3rd edn. of, prepared at Ninewells, 208;
announced as work of DH, 224;
Montesquieu attracted to DH by, 229;
DH presents copy to Duke of Argyll, 247;
controversy over “Of National Characters” (q.v.), 260–2;
“Of Protestant Succession” withheld from, 269;
Rutherford on, as an example of DH’s fine writing, 291; *259.
Expose succinct: published anon.
with preface of D’Alembert, 530;
see Concise Account.
Four Dissertations: published in 1757, 224;
review of quoted, 227;
German translation of, 227;
“Of the Passions” therein as reworking of Treatise, BK. II , 321;
included in suppressed “Five Dissertations” (q.v. under DH [24]), 322;
proposed by DH to Millar, 321;
its contents altered, 322–5;
published (1757), 325;
dedicated to “Rev. Mr. Hume, author of Douglas, 327;
reviews of, 331;
dedication of, discussed in letter of DH to Le Blanc, 278–9;
its extravagance rebuked, 379;
for individual essays in: See under separate titles in this entry.
History of England: relation of an appendix to “Essay on Chivalry,” 47;
quoted on Boyle and Newton, 75;
on Bristol, 90;
publication of, VOL. I in 1754, 224;
castigated in Monthly Review, 226; 2nd edn. (1763), 224;
DH taking notes for, in 1749, 232;
written in Canongate house, 244;
need of Advocates’ Library in preparation of, 252;
“philosophical,” 301;
appears in six vols. (1754–62), 302;
order of composition, 302;
proposed offer of Hamilton for publication of VOL. I , 302–3;
actual terms of contract, 303;
advertised in London, 304;
Life quoted on initial failure of, 304–5;
moderate sales of, in Scotland, 305;
passages against religion in, 305–6;
DH’s preface to VOL. II quoted on same, 306–7;
attack in work by John Brown quoted, 308;
received by others of the “godly,” 309;
considered Tory in politics, 310;
DH quoted on in Life, 311;
the “conspiracy of the booksellers” (q.v.) against, 312–15;
Smollett’s history compared with, 315;
appraisal of DH’s work, 316;
quotation from, 316–17;
as product of Enlightenment, 318;
not noticed by Edinburgh Review, 338;
as “History of English Literature,” 378;
French translation (p.689) of sent Mme Geoffrin by DH, 450;
her comment on, 451;
English set sent Mlle de Lespinasse, 454–5;
admired by Grimm, 479;
criticised by de Belloy, 481;
DH proposes corrections in character of Charles II, 499;
correcting new edn. in 1769, 556;
revising until end of life, 589;
remarks to Boswell on revisions of, 598;
inscribes copy to Mrs Mure, 601; *9, 186, 227, 231, 271, 321, 442;
Stuarts, debacle of, 230;
2nd vol. of sent to press, 254;
unnoticed by Edinburgh Review, 338;
translated by Abbe Prevost, 423;
DH sends copy to Mme Dupre de St Maur, 424;
quoted by Mme de Boufflers, 425;
and praised, 425–6.
Tudors: two vols, published 1759, 314;
carries conclusion that Mary Queen of Scots (q.v.) implicated in murder of Darnley, 413;
DH threatened by Alexander Murray with further controversy over Marian issue, 467;
Early History: published 1762, 314;
contract with Millar for, 401;
upon completion, DH relieved of pressure of composition, 420;
Mme de Boufflers acknowledges receipt of, 427.
“Idea of a Perfect Commonwealth,” in Political Discourses, 269.
Letter from a Gentleman to his friend in Edinburgh, advertised 21 May 1745, 160.
“Letter to the Authors of the Critical Review,” on Epigoniad, quoted, 385–6, 410.
Life: quoted, 163, 187, 202, 208–9, 218, 219, 223, 224, 225, 231, 241, 251, 286, 304, 311, 312, 398, 410, 434, 534, 576;
makes no mention of Rousseau, 532;
written three days before consultation with Pringle, 591;
as in part manifesto, 591;
DH desires it to be prefixed to posthumous edn. of works, 592;
agrees to Smith’s making additions to, 603;
published by Smith in 1777, 604;
accompanying letter quoted, 604;
provoked attacks on DH, 605;
his self-appraisal in quoted, 607–8; *569.
“Natural History of Religion”: as philosophy and psychology of religion, 319;
as part of suppressed “Five Dissertations,” 321, 322;
with minor revisions published in Four Dissertations, 325;
Warburton’s attack on quoted, 325–6;
Hurd-Warburton’s answer to, 326–7; 331;
other answers to, 331–2;
as work of scholarship, 333;
religion treated as arational, 333;
quoted on polytheism and monotheism, 333–4;
on argument from design, 334;
on scepticism, 335.
“Of Avarice,” 141, 331.
“Of the Balance of Power,” in Political Discourses, 269.
“Of Commerce,” in Political Discourses, 269, 270–1.
“Of Eloquence” quoted, 55.
“Of Essay Writing,” 141;
quoted, 142.
“Of Impudence and Modesty,” 140, 331.
“Of the Liberty of the Press,” used as preface to Scots Magazine, 227, 341.
“Of Love and Marriage,” 141, 331.
“Of the Middle Station of Life,” 141.
“Of Miracles”: its ideas discussed with Jesuit, 101;
quoted, 101;
inclusion in Treatise, 110–11;
excised from Treatise, 112;
with approval of Kames, 112;
DH on this “castration,” 112;
im portance of decision, 113;
included in Philosophical Essays [Enquiry (Understanding)], 207–8;
reviewers’ comment on quoted, 227;
DH helps bring out refutation of, 286;
related to following section of Philosophical Essays “Of the Particular Consequences of Natural Religion,” 286;
its argument against proof of miracles quoted, 287, 288;
DH rejects Kames’s advice on suppression in 1748, 411;
its argument applied to evidence in Ossianic controversy, 418; *232, 319;
see also Treatise, miracles.
“Of Moral Prejudices,” 141.
“Of Morals”: See Treatise, BK. III.
“Of National Characters”: substituted for “Of the Protestant Succession” in Essays, 180;
its footnote on character of the clergy draws fire, 234;
read by Wallace, who refutes it in “Letter from a Moderate Freethinker,” 260;
quoted, 261, 262;
never published, 262;
published refutations of, 262.
“Of the Origin of Government,” as expression of DH’s political theory, 553.
“Of a Particular Providence and a Future State” (originally called “Of the Particular Consequences of Natural Religion”): as related to previous section of Enquiry (Understanding),
“Of Miracles” (q.v.), 286;
quoted, 288–9;
See also Miracles.
“Of the Passions”: See Treatise, BK. II.
“Of the Populousness of Antient Nations”: read by Wallace in MS , 262;
compared with his Dissertation on the Numbers of Mankind, 262–3;
as Part of Ancient-Modern controversy, 263–4;
incidental discussion of slavery therein, 264;
DH asks Wallace’s permission for prefatory note, 264;
his letter quoted, 264;
Wallace’s reply quoted, 265;
Continental repercussions of, 268;
as only one of Political Discourses, 268.
“Of the Protestant Succession”:temporarily (p.690) suppressed in 1748, 180, 269;
published in Political Discourses, 180, 269.
“Of Some Remarkable Customs,” in Political Discourses, 269.
“Of the Standard of Taste”: written to fill gap in Four Dissertations, 325;
published in 1757, 325.
“Of the Study of History,” 141.
“Of Tragedy”: proposed as part of original “Four Dissertations,” 321;
included in suppressed “Five Dissertations,” 322;
appears in Four Dissertations in 1757, 325.
“Of the Understanding”: see Treatise, BK . 1.
Philosophical Essays concerning Human Understanding: early name of Enquiry (Understanding) (q.v.).
Political Discourses: published 1752, 224;
reaches 3rd edn., 224;
review of, 225;
review quoted, 226;
most popular work of DH abroad, 227–8;
translations of, 227–8;
Montesquieu attempts to get translated, 229;
five political essays therein discussed, 262–9;
seven economic essays discussed, 269;
“Of Commerce” quoted, 269–70;
Adam Smith reads paper on, 273;
contains six-page list of Scotticisms, 373;
appears in Correspondance litter aire, 477; *232.
“The Sceptic” quoted, 142–3.
Treatise: composition of projected in college, 40;
where and when composed, 74;
subtitle given, 74;
not read by Chevalier Ramsay, 95;
major portion of composed at La Fleche, 99;
description of DH’s apartment quoted from, 100;
its argument against proof of miracles discussed with Jesuit, 101;
substantially completed in 1737, 104;
DH’s doubts before publication, 110–11;
his desire to submit it to Butler, 111–12;
deletion of section “Of Miracles” (q.v.), 112;
terms of publication with Noon, 114–15;
BKS. I and II published anon., 115;
BK. in published anon., 115;
DH’s melancholy mood reflected in passage quoted, 115–16;
dispelled by curative powers of nature, 116;
“dead-born,” 117;
DH awaits reviews of, 118;
Kames’s reading of, 119;
his later comment upon, 119;
DH asks Desmaizeaux for opinion on, 119;
author’s name revealed, 120;
Continental reviews of, 120–1;
English review of, 121–4, 125;
summarised by DH, 124–5(see also Abstract);
DH’s reaction to reviews, 132–3;
recollections of observers on reception of, 133;
BK. HI quoted on sympathy, 136;
DH’s hopes for 2nd edn. of BKS. 1 and 11, 136;
for “pirated” Irish edn. of, 137;
Hutcheson recommends Longman as publisher of BK. HI , 137–8;
who publishes it, 138;
BK HI includes appendix explanatory of BKS. 1 and 11, 138;
BK. III gets single review, 138;
quoted, 138–9; 1st edn. of Treatise unsold in 1756, 139;
re-advertised after publication of Stuarts, 139 n;
not dead, 153;
DH publishes defence of in Letter from a Gentleman, 160;
ultimately publicly disowned by DH, 162;
its difficulties of style, 175;
advertisement to intimates DH’s intention of turning to history, 175;
acknowledgement of authorship in Life and last edn. of Essays and Treatise, 224;
Enquiry (Morals) as new version of BK. HI , 224;
referred to by Stewart in controversy, 258–9;
not included in increased sales of 1750s, 290;
Warburton never connects DH with, 290;
attracts attention during miracles controversy, 294;
Kames’s Essays as refutation of, 294;
Reid’s Inquiry as first thorough consideration of, 297;
DH’s correspondence with Reid on quoted, 298, 299;
not understood until Kant, 300;
quoted, 301;
“Of the Passions,” as re-working of BK . 11, 321;
mathematical essay of proposal “Four Dissertations” probable re-working of BK. 1, PT. 11, 321;
suppression of “Five Dissertations” causes re-advertisement of, 328;
note in Blacklock’s poem identifying DH as author of, cut from London edn., 382; *90, 224, 227, 230, 251.
Notices and reviews:
notice in Bibliotheque raisonnee, 119–20;
Desmaizeaux probable reviewer, 120;
notice quoted, 120;
first notice, Neuen Zeitungen, quoted, 120;
notice in Bibliothèque britannique quoted, 121;
History of the Works of the Learned fails to notice, 121;
eventual hostile review therein quoted, 121, 122, 123;
Warburton probable author of this review, 123–4;
apochryphal story of DH’s reaction to it, 124;
Gbttingische Zeitungen review quoted, 125, 126;
effects of reviews on public opinion of Treatise, 124;
Bibliotheque britannique reviewer attributes to “Mr. Thurnbull,” 125;
Bibliothèque raisonnée reviews in two instalments, 129;
first covers only BK. 1, 129;
quoted, 129, 130;
Nouvelle bibliothèque reviews, 131;
first formal refutation of Treatise, 131;
DH’s reaction to reviews, 131, 132–3.
Three Essays: as 3rd vol. of Essays (q.v.).
(23) Works, published, unauthorised: Essays on Suicide, and the Immortality of the Soul (1783), 331.
(p.691) “Letter from David Hume, Esq., to the Author of the Delineation of the Nature and Obligation of Morality”: quoted, 295–6;
to James Balfour, 296;
publication of, 296 n.
“Of the Immortality of the Soul,” in 1770, 1777 and 1783, 330, 331.
“Of Suicide,” in 1770, 1777 and 1783, 330, 331.
Two Essays (1777), 331, 606.
(24) Works, printed but left unpublished: “Five Dissertations”: suppressed, 230, 322, 365;
printed by Millar, 322;
included “Of Suicide” and “Of the Immortality of the Soul,” 322, 323;
DH quoted on suppression of, 322–3;
unbound copy of proof sheets once in Advocates’ Library, 322;
Allan Ramsay’s version of its history, 323;
Warburton’s version of quoted, 323;
substantiated by Rose’s comment, quoted, 324;
discussion of conflicting evidence, 324–5;
sheets of suppressed essays put into circulation by Millar, 328;
Hume-Millar correspondence regarding quoted, 329;
copies of, with DH’s final instructions to Strahan bound with Four Dissertations in NLS, 329–30;
in Douglas controversy, 367.
(25) Works, published but still unlocated: “Gowler” skit against William Pitt, 238;
George Murray quoted on, 238.
(26) Works, MS, located: “Descent on the Coast of Brittany”: provoked by Voltaire, 199–200;
quoted, 200;
DH stops work on, 202.
“Draft of a Preface to a volume of D. Hume’s History,” quoted, 307, 308.
“Early Memoranda,” quoted, 42, 68, 71, 74, 76, 78, 79, 80.
“Historical Essay on Chivalry and modern Honour”: fair copy of extant, 46;
quoted, 47–8;
relation to appendix to History, 47;
compared with DH’s attitudes towards Mme de Boufflers, 466; * 50.
“Journal”: written as Secretary to Gen. St Clair, 189, quoted, 189–90, 211; 196.
“Of the Poems of Ossian”: quoted, 419;
suppressed out of consideration for Blair, 419–20.
“Petition of the Patients of Westminster”: as part of hoax directed against James Fraser, 237;
quoted, 237–8.
“Will”: provisions discussed, 591;
disposition of MS in codicil, 592;
2nd codicil to, 599.
(27) Works, MS, unlocated: “Some considerations previous to Geometry & Natural Philosophy”: proposed for “Four Dissertations,” 321;
DH writes to Strahan that Lord Stanhope found defect in, 321–2;
never set in type and no MS located, 321–2.
Suppositious essay on adultery: mentioned in literature of Douglas controversy, 327;
DH’s enigmatic remark on, 328.
(28) Works, projected: Continuation of History, expected in King’s giving of new pension, 555.
“Ecclesiastical History”: encouraged by philosophes, 484–5;
Millar told by DH of abandonment of, 485.
“Short lives in the manner of Plutarch,” 398.
“Supplement to Gulliver, 234.
Hume, Ebenezer (pseud.): attempts to publish verses on “Natural Religion” allegedly by DH, 621–2;
identity unknown, 622.
“Mr. Hume, M.P. for Southwark,” 193.
Hume-Campbell, Alexander, London M.P. in 1737, 106.
Hume-Home variant spellings, in Edinburgh U. Matriculation Book, 39–40.
Hume of the Brumhouse, Thomas, 7.
Hume of Hutton Bell, Robert, 7.
Hume of Marchmont, Lady Jane, 147.
Hume of Ninewells, family of: warlike, 8–10;
early antecedents, 8;
Home-Falconer menage, 4–15;
life under Joseph, 16–19;
education of sons, 31–32;
as Presbyterians, 32;
as Whigs, 32;
dominate Chirnside Kirk, 32;
their religious outlook, 33;
younger sons enter trade, 53;
as men of law, 53;
reaction to Galbraith affaire, 83.
Agnes (née Carre)
marries John Home, 240;
desires Katherine and David to stay on at Ninewells, 241.
Agnes (nee Nisbet), 2nd wife of John (grandfather of DH), 13–14.
Agnes (niece), in DH’s will, 591.
Andrew (1539), 8, 9.
Andrew (1607), 9.
David (1585), 9.
David (1605), 9.
David (1628), 10.
David (1711–76): See Hume, David (1711–76).
Baron David (nephew of DH): Professor of Scots Law at Edinburgh U., 54;
his Lectures quoted, 54;
advice of DH to, 69;
changes name to “Hume,” 574–5;
educated by DH, 574–5;
in DH’s will, 591;
as literary executor of Dialogues, publisher of them, 606.
(p.692) George (1st Hume of Ninewells), 7, 8.
George (1638), natural son of David (1628), 10.
George (DH’s uncle by marriage), Rev.: Minister of Chirnside (1704–41), 33;
hears Agnes Galbraith’s accusation against DH, 81;
assigns custody of child to man of Galbraith family, 82.
Helen (née Belsches), wife of David (1628), 10.
Helen (1685, aunt of DH), 13.
John (1585), 9.
John (1605), 9.
John (great-grandfather of DH), 10.
John (grandfather of DH): kidnapping by, 11–12;
present at murder, 12;
political and religious convictions of, 12;
military career, 13;
life at Ninewells under, 15;
death of, 15;
marries Mary Norvell Falconer, 27; *25.
John (1692), 14.
John (brother of DH): retains “Home” spelling, 6;
shares boyhood sports of DH, 22;
succeeds as laird of Ninewells, 27;
rebuilds Ninewells after fire, 28, 146;
intellectual characteristics of, 32;
estimate of Boswell on, 32;
at Edinburgh U., 46;
lends standing to DH in Galbraith affaire, 83;
loses suit to Ninian Home, 146;
recipient of running letter from DH during expedition to Brittany, 209;
this “Journal of our Travels” quoted, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213;
marries Agnes Carre, 240;
marriage reported by DH, 240;
becomes Home of Fairney-castle, 575;
visits DH frequently, 575;
heir and executor of will of DH, 591.
John (nephew), in will of DH, 591, 592.
Joseph (father of DH): education of, 15–16, 38;
denies charge of fornication, 17;
at University of Utrecht, 19;
marries Katherine Falconer, 19;
dies, 19, 26;
suits against Johnston of Hilton, and others, 23, 25;
his financial standing, 23–5;
as Revolutionary Whig, 25;
DH’s tribute to, 26; *6, 8, 11, 13.
Joseph (nephew of DH): purchased Cornetcy by DH, 574;
introduced to Mme de Boufflers by DH, 574;
in DH’s will, 591.
Katherine (aunt of DH), 13.
Katherine (mother of DH): financial provision for, 15;
marries Joseph, 19;
estate left by husband, 23–4;
DH’s tribute to, 26;
family connexions of, 26–7;
mention of death by DH, 27;
manages Ninewells, 27–8;
sincere religion of, 33;
her estimate of DH, 66;
probable reaction to Galbraith affaire, 83;
DH refuses to leave when ill, 173;
but is absent at her death, 173;
date of death incorrectly given, 173;
DH’s grief at her death, 174; *6.
Katherine (sister of DH): living at Ninewells with John prior to 1751, 240;
plans to move to Edinburgh with DH, 241;
contributes to joint finances, 241;
in James’s Court establishment, 409, 533;
in St Andrew Square establishment, 571;
her illness distresses DH, 574;
bequeathed James’s Court house by DH, 591; *8, 19.
Katherine (niece of DH), in his will, 591.
Margaret of Blackadder, marries John (great-grandfather of DH), 10.
Margaret (aunt of DH), 13, 23.
Mary (Falconer, née Norvell; maternal grandmother of DH), 14–15, 27.
Mary (aunt of DH), 13, 23.
Michael (uncle of DH), 14, 23–4.
Nicholl (1607), 9.
Hunter, Dr John, 595, 601.
Hunter, Dr William, 495.
Huntington, Countess of, 596.
Hurd, Rev. Richard: letter of Warburton to, quoted on proposed attack on DH, 289–90;
“Postscript” to Moral and Political Dialogues quoted, 302;
writes introduction to Warburton’s Remarks, 326;
DH characterises as flatterer of Warburton, 326.
Hutcheson, Prof. Francis: known to Rankenians, 49;
challenges Clarke’s rationalism, 58, 64;
DH writes to on ancient authors, 64–5;
DH’s debt to, 74;
as sentimentalist, 76;
DH quoted on, in Philosophical Essay, 76;
publishes anonymously, 113;
compared to DH in theory of moral sentiments, 120, 139;
makes no comment on Treatise, 133;
Professor of Moral Philosophy at Glasgow U., 134;
meets DH, 136;
sent “Of Morals” for criticism, 134;
DH’s letter replying to criticism quoted, 135;
estimate of, as teacher and friend, 136;
relation to DH as evidence of principle of sympathy, 136;
consulted by DH on publication problems, 136;
recommends Irish publisher, 136–7;
as friend of Leechman, 148;
publishes Philosophiae moralis institutio compendiaria, 149;
DH writes to him, differing on moral sense, 149;
DH writes to him on reputation of philosophers, 153;
opposes DH’s Edinburgh U. candidacy, 157;
his System of Moral Philosophy praised by Edinburgh Review, 339; *79, 161, 337.
Hutchinsonians, as opposed to Newtonians, 339.
Hutton (Berwickshire), burial ground of certain Humes, 7.
(p.693) L’Ile Saint Pierre (Switzerland), 509, 510.
Inquiry into the Grounds and Nature of the several species of Ratiocination [anon.], 296, 297.
Inveraray, 575.
Ireland: not bound by Copyright Act in 1741, 137;
expedition to Brittany returns to, 200;
DH in, 205, 206;
DH as persona non grata in, 495–6;
invitation to visit Lord Hertford is withdrawn, 495;
letter quoted, 495.
Irvine, Peggy: her tyranny as DH’s housekeeper, 244–5;
with DH and Katherine in James’s Court, 409;
DH instructs her in French cookery, 560;
protests over naming of St David Street, 566;
as housekeeper in St Andrew Square, 571;
in DH’s will, 591.
Islay, Earl of:
See Argyll, 3rd Duke of.
L’Isle Adam (estate of Prince de Conti), 441, 461, 469, 474.
Italian opera, 184, 211.
Italy: DH in (1748), 212–18;
his literary reputation in, 228–9;
his friendship with Robertson celebrated in, 398;
his proposed trip to, with d’Alembert and Mlle de Lespinasse, 505;
his idea of settling there with Mme de Boufflers, 505.
Jack’s Land: See Edinburgh, Canongate.
“Jacky Presbytery,” character of John Home (poet) in Philosopher’s Opera, 367.
Jacobite Rebellion of 1715, 32, 145, 429;
Jacobite Rebellion of 1745: story of, 177–9;
DH’s reactions to, 177, 179–180;
DH on in Three Essays, 179–80;
Account of Stewart as document of, 182–6;
interrupts Philosophical Society meetings, 257, 262;
obscures reception of Blacklock’s poems, 380; *176, 276;
Jacobitism, Jacobites: Joseph Home as opposed to, 25;
Humes of Ninewells as opposed to, 32;
George Home of Wedderburn as supporter of, 32;
Oxford as hotbed of, 93;
Kames abjures, 180;
DH unsympathetic to, 180, 186;
as subject for DH’s wit, 236–8;
Goodall as sympathetic to, 251;
decline of in 1752, 269;
Elibank as lifelong supporter of, 278;
discussions of banned by Select Society, 282;
favoured by Kames in early life, 294;
and allegedly by DH, after publication of History, 309, 310;
Queen Mary’s innocence as touchstone for, 413;
Alexander Murray as, 466.
James, Mr, 546.
James VII and II, King of Scotland and England, 499.
James’s Court: See Edinburgh.
Jansenists, 419, 476.
Jardine, Rev. John: as friendly antagonist of DH, 246;
described, 277;
his raillery of DH, 277;
his politics and death, 277;
accused by DH of anon. Poker Club pamphlet, 285;
as one of founders of Edinburgh Review, 338;
as reviewer for, 338;
at meetings in Carriers’ Inn, 346;
as sponser of Sheridan’s English lectures, 373;
on DH as Irish bishop, 494; *274, 483.
Jenkinson, Charles, quoted on duties of Under-Secretaries, 539.
Jenyns, Soame, 399.
Jesuit College (La Flèche, France): educated Descartes, 99;
description of, by Balfour, quoted, 99–100;
DH’s relations with, 101;
Père J.-B.-Louis Gresset of, 101–2;
DH’s reading in library of, 100, 102.
Jesuit College (Orléans, France): Lord Fountainhall’s experience in, 100–1.
Johnson, Samuel: “Life of Addison” quoted, 41;
quoted on Arbuthnot, 84;
quoted on Edinburgh, 243;
supports Gaelic Bible, 375;
quoted on DH, 393;
unconvinced in Ossianic controversy, 417;
his Journey to Western Islands expected to attack Macpherson, 417;
his letter to Macpherson quoted, 417;
Boswell’s report of DH’s agreement with quoted, 418;
contrast between DH’s position and his, 418–19;
his Journey quoted, 418;
description of visit by Mme de Boufflers quoted, 432;
at dinner at Royal Chaplain’s with DH, 438;
approves Essay on Truth, 579;
unable to understand character of DH, 585;
résumé of his various contacts with DH, 586;
his abuse of DH too strong for Boswell, 587;
considers that DH lied, 606;
* 4, 50, 578.
Johnston of Hilton (c. 1710), 23.
Johnston of Hilton, Joseph (1683), 11, 12, 13.
Johnstone, Major, 164.
Johnstone, George (“Governor Johnstone”), 416.
Johnstone, Sir Patrick, as “tutor” of Joseph Home estate, 26.
Johnstone, Sir William (Sir William Pulteney), 373, 424, 551.
Johnstone of Westerhall, Sir James: as adviser to Annandales meets DH, 164;
cordial letter of DH to quoted, 165;
complained to by DH, 166, 167, 168;
letter of DH to quoted, 168;
appealed to for unpaid salary, 170;
letter of Kames to, on behalf of DH, quoted, 170–2;
places claim of DH before lawyer, 172;
DH’s letter to quoted, 172–3;
DH’s letters to during Rebellion marked by caution, 179;
DH’s letter to, on his daughter’s imprisonment, quoted, 180–1;
(p.694) DH to on St Clair Secretaryship, 188;
wants DH to return as tutor, 206;
* 46.
Joly, Abbé, 481.
Jonson, Ben, 56, 108.
Journal Britannique, 395.
Journey through part of England and Scotland [anon.] quoted, 242.
Junius (pseud.), “Letters of Junius,” 552, 553.
“Jupiter,” soubriquet of Alexander Carlyle, 275.
Kames, Henry Home, Lord: career mentioned, 19;
education at home, 31;
DH writes to him discussing Cicero, 54–5;
summary of career, 57–9;
Remarkable Decisions of the Court of Session, 57;
Essays upon several subjects in Law, 57;
his Aristotelianism in face of “New Science,” 57–8;
friendship with DH, 58–9;
as mentor to young law students, 59–60;
poem of Hamilton of Bangour on quoted, 59;
as centre of convivial group, 61;
influences DH to drop legal studies, 62;
directs his attention to problem of causation, 62;
challenges Clarke’s rationalism, 64;
letter from DH to, 109–10;
requests abridgment of Treatise, 110;
his visit to Butler, 111;
gives DH letter of introduction to Butler, 111;
informed by DH of excision of “Of Miracles” from Treatise, 112;
and approves, 112;
letter from DH to quoted, 113;
DH writes to him regarding publication of Treatise, 117–18;
his reading of Treatise, 119;
exchanges papers with DH intended for periodical publication, 139;
as progressive farmer, 146;
letter of DH to, on Wishart attack, quoted, 159;
prints for DH Letter from a Gentleman, 160;
letter of DH to, on withdrawal of his candidacy, quoted, 161;
connected with Johnstones of Annandale, 163;
correspondence with DH and others on Annandale tutorship quoted, 165–72, passim;
DH writes to him on his mother’s death, 173;
is called “best friend” by DH, 174;
retires to Merse during Rebellion, 180;
composes Essays upon Several Subjects, 180;
DH’s comment on this work, 180;
correspondence with DH on expedition to Brittany quoted, 190–1;
advises against publishing “Of Miracles,” 207–8;
DH writes to him on diplomatic secretaryship, 208;
shares literary honours with DH, 230;
as patron of Adam Smith, 248;
as original member of Philosophical Society, 257;
as its president, 258;
as anti-Newtonian in “Of the Laws of Motion,” 258;
attacked by Stewart, 258;
DH disagrees with his philosophical position, 259;
DH acts as peacemaker in Stewart controversy, 260;
becomes Lord Kames (1752), 278;
Lord of Justiciary (1762), 278;
as patron of arts, 279;
writes first full-length refutation of Treatise in anon. Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion, 294;
its spirit if not its reasoning appeals to DH, 295;
its author accused of being poor Christian, 295;
linked with DH’s writings, 336;
Witherspoon links two Humes with Moderates in Ecclesiastical Characteristics, 336;
quoted, 336, 337;
Anderson’s attack upon under pseud. of “Sopho,” 340, 341;
other attacks, 341–2;
campaign against in 1756, 343–4;
as member of Moderate caucus at Carrier’s Inn, 346;
complaint against publishers of Essays, 352;
re-examines his philosophical tenets, and in later edns. retrenches and recants, 352–3;
with Blair publishes Objections…Examined, 353;
linked with David and John in Douglas affair, 356;
offers suggestion for revisions of play, 357;
takes part in possible rehearsal, 358;
abused in Douglas Highflyer pamphlet, 366;
sponsors Sheridan’s lectures, 373;
tones down DH’s Shakespearian criticism, 377;
his character as “Scottish Voltaire” reflected by portrait, 409;
loss of intimacy with DH, 410;
practical joke of DH against, 411;
DH’s estimate of, 411;
refutes DH in Essay, 411;
DH’s relations to his later publications, 411;
provokes Voltaire, 412;
his later relations with DH, 412;
Ramsay of Ochtertyre, on his relations with his other élèves, quoted, 412;
DH attempts to get Voltaire’s criticism of his Elements of Criticism suppressed, 488;
on good terms with DH, 570;
Franklin visits, 572, 573;
attacked by Edinburgh Magazine & Review, 583;
* 143, 147, 167, 187, 274, 308, 371, 501, 617.
Kant, Immanuel, 5, 300, 581.
Keill, Prof. John: Introduction to Physics, 58.
Keith, Mrs Ann Murray, 568, 573, 601.
Keith, George, 10th Earl Marischal
as Governor of Neuchâtel gives Rousseau refuge, 429, 507;
his previous relations with DH, 429;
his proposal of ménage à trois with Rousseau quoted, 429;
returns to Keith Hall, 430;
meets DH in London, 438–9;
quoted on DH’s reputation, 439;
advice to DH on French ladies quoted, 443;
quoted on D’Alembart, 477;
laughs at DH’s narrownesses, 485;
agrees to Rousseau’s going to England with DH, 510;
and his accepting pension, 522;
embarrassed by (p.695) his refusal of pension, 525–6;
opposes publication of Concise Account, 529; *318, 489, 509.
Keith, Robert (“Ambassador Keith”): 46, 560, 568, 598.
Keith, Col. Robert Murray, 500.
Keith Hall (near Aberdeen), 429.
Kellie, Thomas Alexander, 6th Earl of, 561.
Kenrick, Dr William, 124.
Kincaid, Alexander, publishes Essays, 140, 326.
King, Rev. William, 80, 618.
“King of Scotland, the”: See Argyll, Duke of.
King-of-Prussia letter: See Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, and Walpole, Horace.
“King’s Friends,” 553.
Kinloch, Sir David, 246.
Kintore, Earl of, as later title in Falconer family, 26.
Kirk, Chirnside: See Chirnside Kirk.
Kirk, Scottish: See Church of Scotland.
Knapton, J. and P. (booksellers), handle London sales of Essays, 146.
Knaresborough, DH visits in 1763, 432.
Knox, John, 400.
La Fontaine, Jean de: DH quotes verses from, 98;
his Contes ordered by DH as librarian, 252;
his defence of, 253.
labour: quotation from “Of Commerce” on, 270.
Lalande, Joseph-Jérôme de, 322.
Lauder, Archibald, 17–18.
Lauraguais, Comte de, 504.
Law, Rev. Edmund,. 80.
Law, Prof. William, 39, 43–4, 47.
Lawnmarket: See Edinburgh.
Le Blanc, Abbé Jean-Bernard: quoted on French reception of Political Discourses, 228;
compares DH to Montesquieu, 229;
Montesquieu writes to him on documents of population controversy, 267;
DH writes to him on refutation of works, 286;
admirer of DH, 423, 480;
suggests sending Stuarts to Mme Dupré de St Maur, 424.
Leechman, Prof. William: Professor of Divinity at Glasgow U., 148;
known to DH, 148;
charged with heresy and acquitted, 148;
his “On the Nature, Reasonableness, and Advantages of Prayer” attracts attention, 148;
DH’s comments on quoted, 148–9;
warns students against DH, 149;
opposes DH’s Edinburgh U. candidacy, 157;
and his Glasgow U. candidacy, 248; *150.
Leibnitz, 122, 337, 570, 578.
Leigh, Mr, and the Select Society, 373.
Leland, Rev. John, 291.
Lennox, Lord George Henry, 494, 503.
Lennox, Lady Sarah, 435, 503.
Leo X, Pope, age of, 398.
Lepel, Molly: See Lady Hervey.
Leslie, Col. Alexander, 449.
Lespinasse, Julie de: as salonnière, 449;
her break with Mme du Deffand, 452–3;
DH’s relations with, 454, 455;
as acquaintance of Mme de Boufflers, 458;
proposed trip to Italy with d’Alembert and DH, 505; *476.
Lestock, Admr. Richard: naval commander of expedition to Brittany (q.v.), 190–8;
ordered to strike his flag, 199;
dies, 199.
Letter to the Reverend the Moderator [anon.], 366.
Le Vasseur, Thérèse: accompanies Rousseau to Paris as his mistress, 511;
as obstacle to settling Rousseau in England, 519;
her affaire with James Boswell en route to England, 519–20;
included in dinner invitation of Gen. Conway, 520–1;
her part in promoting break between DH and Rousseau, 528.
Leyden, University of, 38, 44, 138, 460.
Licensing Act of 1737, 108, 359.
Lindesay, Prof. Hercules, 247, 248.
Lindsay, Lady Anne, 65, 378, 568–9, 570.
Liston, Robert: his description of DH in Hertford’s family at Paris quoted, 490–1;
description of departure of DH and Rousseau from Paris quoted, 515–16;
recommended by DH as English Professor for Parma, 543;
his brilliant diplomatic career, 544.
Literary Society of Glasgow, 273.
Locke, John: subject for Rankenian discussions, 49;
DH’s loss of religious belief after reading, 51, 64, 597;
Essay concerning Human Understanding read by Kames, 58;
chapter on “Power” “crucified” him, 58, 294;
DH’s debt to, 74;
his Essay published anon., 113;
as no sceptic, 299;
his blind man compared to Blacklock, 380;
* 97, 161, 486, 577;
Lockhart, Alexander, 250.
London: DH’s first visit to, in 1734, 83;
as his residence during pre-Treatise period (1737–9), 106–10;
Scottish infiltration of, 106;
its “great world,” 106;
its court circle, 107;
its theatres and pleasure resorts, 107–10;
intermittent visits of DH to during winter of 1745–6, 163–87, passim;
DH in as Secretary to St Clair (1746), 188–9; 206;
his literary reputation in, 229–30, 231;
DH visits in 1749, 232;
never quite at ease in, 240;
as his residence during publication of Tudors (1758–9), 390–401;
DH disgusted by its anti-Scottish feeling, 552–6,
passim, 402–3, 433;
DH visits for publication of Early History (1761), 402–6;
visits in 1763, 423, 437;
quoted on his (p.696) treatment in, 469;
quoted on difficulties of life in, 504;
unattractive to DH in 1766, 534;
as residence of DH during Under-Secretaryship (1767–9), 534–6;
DH consults Sir John Pringle in (1776), 590, 594.
London Chronicle, 331, 491.
London Evening Post, 328, 491.
London Magazine, 143.
London Review, 124.
Longinus, On the Sublime, 42, 51, 62, 148.
Longman, Thomas: publishes Treatise, BK. III , 115;*328.
Louis XIV, King of France, 443.
Louis XV, King of France: mistress of, 442;
decadent age of, 448; *458, 477, 494.
Lowland pronunciation: See Scottish tongue.
Lucian: DH, on occasion of Smith’s last visit continues his Dialogues of the Dead, 600–1.
Lucretius, 598.
Luxembourg, Maréchal de, 460.
Luxembourg, Maréchale de, 458, 527.
luxury, 270, 423.
Luze, Jean-Jacques de, 513, 516, 519.
Lyttelton, George, 1st Baron, 357, 374, 399, 400, 528.
Lyttelton, Thomas, 2nd Baron (“the bad Lord Lyttelton”), 548.
Macartney, George, 1st Earl of, 438.
Macaulay, Mrs Catherine, 310, 355.
MacCodrum, John, 419.
MacDonald, Major, 193.
MacDonald, Alexander, poet, 375, 419.
MacDonald, Flora, 179.
MacDonald, John (footman), 546.
Macdonald of Sleat, Sir James, 485, 500.
Machiavelli, 266.
Mclntyre, Duncan Bàn, 375, 419.
Mackenzie, Henry: writes “The Story of La Roche,” 103;
gives estimate therein of DH, 103–4;
as “Scottish Addison,” 141;
quoted on DH, 277, 388, 566, 572; *560.
Mackenzie, Prof. Kenneth, 249, 250, 265–6.
Mackie, Prof. Charles: Professor at Edinburgh U., 39;
his background, 44–5;
his course in history, 45;
list of students, 45;
member of Rankenian Club, 48;
assists Wallace on Dissertation on the Numbers of Mankind, 265–6.
Macky, John, Journey through Scotland quoted, 18, 33–4, 38.
Maclaurin, Prof. Colin: taught “New Philosophy” at Edinburgh U., 43;
member of Rankenian Club, 48;
escapes from Edinburgh during the’ 45, 178;
dies, 178;
member of Philosophical Society, 257.
Maclaurin, John (Lord Dreghorn), 366–367.
Macpherson, James: publishes Fragments, 414;
Fingal and Temora, 414;
DH’s attitude towards, 415–16;
DH directs Blair towards examining evidence for, 416;
quoted, 416;
Introduction to the History of Great Britain and Ireland, 416, 419;
DH quoted on, 416–17;
Johnson’s repudiation of his epics quoted, 417;
Boswell quoted on DH’s agreement with Johnson, 418;
contrast between positions of DH and Johnson discussed, 418–19;
DH writes “Of the Poems of Ossian,” 418;
not published, 420;
composes welcome to Earl Marischal Keith, 439;
DH writes to Blair on the subject of his Ossian, 439; *375, 548, 585.
MacQueen, Rev. Daniel: in Letters on Mr Hume’s History of Great Britain criticises passage on Reformation, 306;
represents DH as pro-Catholic, 344;
his name substituted in DH’s review of Henry’s History, 584.
“Madame Blewflower”: Mme de Boufflers so named by London crowds, 431.
Madison, James, 269.
Mainz, Elector of, 539.
Malebranche, Nicholas de, 102, 104, 161, 578.
Malezieu, Nicholas de: Elements de Géométrie, 102.
Mallet, David: known by DH at Edinburgh U., 108;
his Mustapha shown in London, 109;
DH friendly with in London, 392, 395, 396; *388, 438.
Mallet, Mrs David, 395, 450.
Malthus, Daniel, 520.
Malthus, Thomas Robert: Essay on the Principle of Population, 268;
* 520.
Mandeville, Bernard, 49, 74, 113, 223.
“Manifesto of the Moderate Party”: See “Reasons of Dissent.”
Mansfield, William Murray, 1st Earl of: objects to Annandale life annuity for DH, 165;
may have been shown “Five Dissertations” by Warburton, 324;
suggests historical subjects to Robertson, 398;
DH calls him the villain in the Douglas Cause, 551;
Stuart writes pamphlet against, 552;
decides in favour of DH against Town Council, 565.
Manstein, Baron: DH writes “Advertisement” for his Memoirs of Russia, 556.
Mara, Marquis de, 454.
March, William Douglas, 3rd Earl of, 546.
Marchant, Henry, 572–3.
(p.697) Marchmont, Alexander Hume, 2nd Earl of, 26.
Marchmont, Hugh Hume, 3rd Earl of, 106–7, 283, 491.
Marcus Aurelius, 44.
Maria Theresa, Empress of Austria, 209, 211, 212.
Marivaux, Pierre de, 253.
Marmontel, Jean-François, 475, 478, 480.
Martin, Benjamin, 114.
Martin, David, 410.
Mary, Queen of Scots, 396–7; 410, 412–14, 467.
Mason, William: his Heroic Epistle quoted, 561;
his preface to Poems of Mr Gray quoted, 585.
Maty, Dr Matthew, 395, 530.
Maupertuis, P.-L. Moreau de, 228.
Maxwell, Sir John, 247.
Mémoires littéraires de la Grande Bretagne: edited by Gibbon and Deyverdun, 540;
DH contributes to, 541.
Mercure de France, 228.
Merse (Berwickshire): described, 20–1.
Middleton, Rev. Conyers: Free Enquiry, 223.
Miger, S. C. (engraver), 482.
Milan, 212.
Millar, Andrew: publishes Thomson’s Seasons, 114;
DH’s chief London publisher, 114, 146;
handles London sales of Essays, 146;
quoted on DH’s works, 230;
growing intimacy with DH, 232;
DH as reader for on first refutation of “Of Miracles,” 232;
not original publisher of History, 302;
his offer to buy out History rejected by Hamilton, 304;
rebuked by DH for misuse of correspondence, 308;
DH writes to him on Hamilton’s management of History, 312;
leads “Third Conger” of booksellers, 313;
takes over History, 314;
DH writes to him on Smollett’s History, 315;
DH’s courteous attitude towards, 316;
DH’s proposal of “four dissertations” quoted, 321;
advertises “Five Dissertations” (1756), 324;
suppresses after threat of prosecution, 324–5;
publishes Four Dissertations (1757), 325;
circulates some copies of “Five Dissertations,” 328;
DH’s correspondence regarding quoted, 329;
DH’s letter to, on withdrawal of dedication of Four Dissertations, quoted, 362;
brings out 2nd edn. of Epigoniad, 384–5;
as friend of DH, 393;
helped by DH in correction of Gerard’s Essay on Taste, 396;
consults DH as to whether Robertson’s History of Scotland competitive, 396;
DH’s reply quoted, 396;
advances DH £1,000 for investments in 1761, 409–10;
advised by DH to bring out Kames’s Elements of Criticism, 411;
recommendation accepted, 412;
DH writes to him on proposed “Ecclesiastical History,” 485.
Millar, Prof. John, 575.
Miller, Michael (merchant), 88, 90.
Miller, Thomas (Curator), 252.
Miller, Rev. William, 16, 32.
Milton, Andrew Fletcher, Lord, 358.
Milton, John: DH’s early reading of, 30–1;
his estimate of in History, 378;
read by Blacklock, 380;
Wilkie compared to, 384;
Dupré de St Maur translates Paradise Lost, 424; *62, 123.
“Minutes of the Faculty” of Edinburgh U. quoted, 249–50.
Mirabeau, Victor Riquet, Marquis de: his L’Ami des Hommes, 268;
* 423.
miracles;
DH’s interest in Abbé Pâris miracles, 95, 288, 419;
Middleton’s work on, 223;
“Of a Particular Providence” to be read in conjunction with “Of Miracles” (q.v. at DH [23]), 286;
Clarke definition of quoted, 287;
DH’s “Of Miracles “quoted against proof of, 287;
refutations of DH on, 290.
Mirepoix, Maréchale de, 457–8, 461.
Mitchell, Sir Andrew: at Edinburgh U., 46;
member of Rankenian Club, 48;
career, 108;
friend of James Thomson, 108;
given copy of sheets of “Five Dissertations,” 328;
Ambassador to Prussia, 328, 392.
Mitchell, John, quoted, 45, 47.
Moir, Andrew, Deist Stretched upon a Deathbed, 343.
Monaco, Princesse de, 511.
Monboddo, James Burnet, Lord: Curator of Advocates’ Library, 252;
member of Select Society, 282;
at rehearsal of Douglas, 358;
attacked by Edinburgh Magazine and Review, 583;
his Origin of Language treated contemptuously by DH, 598;
on DH when dying, 606; *447.
money, quotation from “Of Commerce” on, 270.
Monro, Alexander (the Elder): secretary of Philosophical Society, 257;
as editor of Medical Essays and Observations, 257.
Monro, Alexander (the Younger): joint secretary with DH of Philosophical Society, 257;
and joint editor of its Essays and Observations, 257;
its preface quoted, 257–8.
Montagu, Mrs Elizabeth, 330, 395, 560, 580.
Montaigne, 79.
Montesquieu: DH to on Jacobite (p.698) Rebellion, 181;
DH and his Esprit des Loix, 181, 218, 229, 232;
first distinguished thinker to appreciate DH, 229;
comments in Correspondance on documents in population controversy, 267;
first attracted DH to France, 423; *260, 263, 429, 498n, 578.
Monthly Review: prints notice of Voltaire’s History of War of 1741, 200;
quoted, 200–1;
anon, answer probably by DH quoted, 201;
its “Hume number,” 225;
its reviews of DH quoted, 225–6, 227;
comments on religious passages in History, 305;
review of Four Dissertations quoted, 332;
review of Epigoniad quoted, 384; *121, 323, 345.
Monticelli, 211.
Montigny, Jean-Charles Trudaine de, 423, 480, 539.
Montreal (Canada): proposed invasion of, 188–9.
Moore, Dr John, 487.
Morellet, Abbé: DH quoted to on Turgot, 486;
expostulates with d’Holbach on his Rousseau characterisation, 515;
DH distributes prospectus of his Dictionnaire de Commerce, 556; *481.
Morgan, Thomas, 89, 114, 617.
Morrice, Corbyn: writes books for sake of dedications, 320.
Morton, James, 14th Earl of: member of Philosophical Society, 257;
carries MS of Wallace’s Dissertation to France, 262–3;
where impounded, 263;
sends copy, with DH’s work on subject, to Montesquieu, 267;
prospective member of Edinburgh Society, 283.
Môtiers-Travers (Neuchâtel), 429.
” Mr. Genius”: DH in Philosopher’s Opera, 367.
“Mrs. Sarah Presbytery, the relict of Mr. John Calvin”: character in Philosopher’s Opera, 367.
Muirhead, Mr, 329.
Mure, Lady (mother of William M.), 147.
Mure, Agnes, 138, 147
Mure, Elizabeth, 147.
Mure, Nancy, 147.
Mure of Caldwell, Katherine (wife of William M.), 561, 568, 601.
Mure of Caldwell, William: DH writes to him on “Character of Walpole,” 143;
elected M.P., 147;
DH writes to him on heresy of Leechman, 148;
letter quoted, 148–9;
DH writes to on Edinburgh U. candidacy, 150;
DH writes to him on same quoted, 156, 157, 158;
visited by DH, 241;
uses influence to secure DH Glasgow U. appointment, 247;
visited by DH, 248;
DH writes to him on Four Dissertations, 362;
asks DH to supervise his sons’ education, 544;
guardian of Hamilton in Douglas Cause, 550;
DH writes to him on Andrew Stuart, 551, 552;
writes to DH, 560;
DH writes to him on taking a wife, 566;
death of, 590, 598; *138, 182, 274, 446, 491, 535, 575, 593.
Caldwell Papers, quoted, 446–7, 560, 562, 602.
Murray, Hon. Alexander: forwards letter to DH from Mme de Boufflers, 424–5;
as exiled Jacobite in Paris, 466;
seeks DH’s support of pardon, 466–7;
his quarrel with DH, 467;
DH’s comments on quoted, 467, 468;
their reconciliation, 468.
Murray, Gen. James, 238.
Murray, Rear-Admr. George, 238.
Murray, William: See Mansfield, William Murray, 1st Earl of.
Murray of Broughton (Dumfriesshire), 150.
“My St David,” soubriquet of DH, 487.
Naigeon, Jacques André: attributed editorship of Recueil Philosophique (1 770), including two suppressed DH essays, 330.
Namur, surrender of, 194.
national characters: difference of, debated at Select Society, 281.
National Library of Scotland: formerly Advocates’ Library, 322;
owns proof sheets of two essays suppressed from “Five Dissertations,” 330.
Naylor, James, 90.
Neuchâtel: refuge of Rousseau in 1762, 507, 509, 519, 522.
Neuen zeitungen von gelehrten Sachen: carries first notice of Treatise, 120;
quoted in full, 120.
Neuville, M. (schoolmaster), 543.
Neuville, Mme, 543.
Neville, Richard Neville, 499.
Neville, Sylas, quoted on DH, 575, 603.
Newcastle, Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of: undecided on invasion of Canada, 190;
letter of St Clair to quoted, 192–3;
orders expedition to Lorient, 193;
urges expedition to Canada, 205.
Newcastle Journal: prints review of and questions on DH’s “Character of Walpole,” 144.
New Grey Friars Church (Edinburgh), 583.
New Groat’s Worth of Wit for a Penny [anon.], 339.
New Jersey, College of (Princeton): Witherspoon as President of, 336.
“New Philosophy”: See “New Science”.
“New Science”: interest of Edinburgh U. professors in, 42–3;
enthusiasm of Rankenian Club for, 49;
college acquaintance of DH with, 51;
Baxter defends against Kames, 58;
DH’s debt to, (p.699) 74–5;
Pouilly interprets, 97;
professed by philosophes, 486.
Newton, Sir Isaac: Principia Mathematica taught at Edinburgh U., 43;
Opticks, 73, 75;
DH’s debt to, 73–4;
and differences from, 74–5;
friend of Pouilly, 97; *161;
New Town: See Edinburgh.
Nicole, Pierre, 102.
Nicholson, Thomas (inkeeper), 285.
Ninewells: library of, 16, 30;
description of, 20–2;
condition of estate in 1713, 23–4;
managed by Katherine Home, 27–8;
conviviality of, 28;
description of present mansion, 28;
DH’s comment on in 1730, 29;
interior of, 29;
Drummond’s picture of (1846), 28;
DH to, after publications of Treatise, 118, 134–9;
recoups finances there, 146;
John rebuilds house (1740), 146;
social life there, 147;
DH remains at, because of mother’s health, 173;
DH considers returning to, 206;
literary work at, in 1747, 207–8;
in 1749–51, 232;
DH and Katherine leave after John’s marriage (1751), 240;
DH visits, 401, 402, 431, 533, 575;
bequest of DH for sewer at, 592.
Ninewells Beech, 20–1, 29.
Nisbet, Agnes: See Hume of Ninewells.
Nivernais, Duc de, 484, 513, 560.
Noailles, Maréchal de, 228, 423.
Noon, John: his publication list, 114;
terms of agreement with DH on publication of Treatise, 114–15;
publishes Treatise, BKS. I and II , 114;
agreement hampers DH on 2nd edn., 137;
re-advertises Treatise, 328.
North, Frederick, Lord, 553.
North Briton, 421, 553.
Northcote, James, Life of Sir Joshua Reynolds quoted, 579.
Northern Department, Secretary of State, area of operations defined, 538.
Northumberland, Elizabeth, Duchess of, 470.