1770 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

David Hume

Elizabeth Montagu to John Gregory, May 1770; Reginald Blunt, Mrs. Montagu, 1762-1800 (1923) 1:233.



I detest Mr. Hume's philosophy as destructive of every principle interesting to mankind, tho' in other respects one of the most authentic, entertaining and instructive Historys I have ever read: but I love Mr. Hume personally as a worthy agreeable man in private life.