The majority of the parts I read were interesting. It held my interest throughout most of the book. It was read for an online British Lit course I took. They select the most striking observations and instances from common life; place opposite characters in a proper contrast; and alluring us into the paths of virtue by the views of glory and happiness, direct our steps in these paths by thesound est precepts and most illustrious examples.
I thought the book was well-written, considering it is a condensed form of a much larger body of work covering an enormous span of time. As virtue, of all objects, is al lowed to be the most valuable, this species of philosophers paint her in the most amiable colours; borrowing all helps from poetry and eloquence, and treating their subject in an easy and obvious manner, and such as is best fitted to please the imagination, and engage the affections.
It is a mix of poems, short stories, and plays as well as essays and sections taken from non-fiction books. I did not read every part of this book. Slavery has so frightful an aspect to men accustomed to freedom, that it must steal upon them by degrees, and must disguise itself in a thousand shapes, in order to be received.
But, if the liberty of the press ever be lost, it must be lost at once. But these concessions would be such a bare-faced violation of liberty, that they will probably be the last efforts of a despotic government. Overall, it was an interesting book. These sections helped a bit in understanding why the authors wrote what they did.
Iis measures by taste and sentiment; pursuing one Object, and avoiding another, according to the value which these objects seem to possess, and according to the light in which they present themselves.
They make us feel the difference between vice and virtue; they excite and regulate our sentiments; and so they can but bend our hearts to the love of probity and true honour, they think that they have fully attained the end of all their labours.
I would say I probably actually read half of the book. There were authors [mostly poets, but some fiction authors as well] whose works I would never have read had I not read this book.
But, if the liberty o "It is a very comfortable reflection to the lovers of liberty, that this peculiar privilege of Britain is of a kind that cannot easily be wrested from us, but must last as long as our government remains, in any degree, free and independent.
We may conclude, that the liberty of Britain is gone for ever when these attempts shall succeed. It is seldom, that liberty of any kind is lost all at once. I will say this: The general laws against sedition and libelling are at present as strong as they possibly can be made. I found myself enjoying far more of the poems and some of the plays than I thought I would.
I think the parts I liked the most were the biographical sections about the various authors. Perhaps someday I might [although I sincerely doubt it], but it will not be today. Nothing can impose a farther restraint, but either the clapping an Imprimatur upon the press, or the giving to the court very large discretionary powers to punish whatever displeases them.
I enjoyed most of what I read. The parts that I disliked were due more to a personal preference [or dislike] and not so much the fault of the authors. I enjoyed the book itself far more than I enjoyed the class as a whole.
But I was surprised to find myself enjoying most of what I read. There were also large parts of what I read that I enjoyed.Page - It appears that, in single instances of the operation of bodies, we never can, by our utmost scrutiny, discover any thing but one event following another, without being able to comprehend any force or power by which the cause operates, or any connexion between it and its supposed effect.5/5(1).
Please support our book restoration project by becoming a Forgotten Books member. May 30, · Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects has 9 ratings and 1 review. Neil said: I did not read every part of this book.
It was read for an online British /5(1). Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary () is a two-volume compilation of essays by David Hume.
Part I includes the essays from Essays, Moral and Political,  plus two essays from Four killarney10mile.com: Philosophy. Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects (, ) Volume 1 of this collection contains the majority of Hume’s essays, and all those that he was happy with at the end of his life.
Volume 2 contains the major post- Treatise philosophical works, namely the Enquiry concerning Human Understanding, the Dissertation on the Passions, the. David Hume () is the grand intellectual figure of the Scottish Enlightenment. Ironically, what is now considered his magnum opus, the ill-received three-volume "A Treatise of Human Nature" (), was rejected by Hume himself byDownload