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Scope and Contents The letter signed by Hugh Blair to 'Dear Sir' (which may be his publisher, Becket, or De Hondt) expresses delight at the newly-published Temora which he thinks should boost sales of his own dissertation on Ossian. He writes that he has 'now Read Temora, from which I expect Ossian will reap additional Honour and You some profit. It is in Several respects Superior to Fingal; it is more full and particular, it is a more Complete Story'. he has learned too that 'the Sale...
Fonds — Box: CLX-A-389
Content Description This is a manuscript volume containing notes of lectures by Hugh Blair, Professor of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres in the University of Edinburgh, taken down by an unknown student. It is dated 1770, and comprises 39 complete lectures.Hugh Blair published his lectures in 1783, but very few manuscripts of his teachings survive nowadays. He did not want any "bastardised" versions to survive, as he called them in his publications, and insisted in his will that all his personal papers be burnt...
Scope and Contents The collection consists of volumes of lectures on moral philosophy, 1770, and a copy ofFirst principles of philosophy, for the use of students, 1781.
- Names: Blair, Hugh, 1718-1800 (Church of Scotland Minister, Professor of Rhetoric) X