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Mr. Gibbon , who must at that time have been employed upon his history , of which he published the first volume in the following year , was present ; but did not step forth in defence of that species of writing .
It was an undoubted proof of his good sense and good disposition , that he was never querulous , never prone to inveigh against the present times , as is so common when superficial minds are on the fret .
to give you a few anecdotes for your Life of Thomson , ' who I find was private tutor to the present Earl of Hadington , Lord Hailes's cousin , a circumstance not mentioned by Dr. Murdoch . I have keen expectations of delight from your ...
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