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" He was certainly not fitted for the general commerce of the world, or for the business of active life. The comprehensive speculations with which he had .been occupied from his youth, and the variety of materials which his own invention continually... "
Railway Locomotives and Cars - Σελίδα 14
1832
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Adam Smith (1723-1790)

James Anson Farrer - 1881 - 201 σελίδες
...for some anecdotes of thia kind, the Quarterly Jievicw, vol. xxxvi. 200. describes him as " certainly not fitted for the general commerce of the world or for the business of active life." The subject of his studies rendered him " habitually inattentive to familiar objects and to common occurrences."...

Adam Smith (1723-1790)

James Anson Farrer - 1881 - 201 σελίδες
...for some anecdotes of this kind, the Quarterly Review, vol. xxxvi. 200. describes him as "certainly not fitted for the general commerce of the world or for the business of active life," The subject of his studies rendered him " habitually inattentive to familiar objects and to common occurrences."...

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith - 1884 - 445 σελίδες
...been always subjected to the closest and most judicial scrutiny, and yet his biographer writes : " The comprehensive speculations with which he had been...rendered him habitually inattentive to familiar objects and to common occurrences, and he frequently exhibited instances of absence which have scarcely been...

Our World's Great Benefactors: Short Biographies of the Men and Women Most ...

Samuel Adams Drake - 1887 - 702 σελίδες
...have been a most unpractical man. His friend and biographer, Dugald Stewart, says, " He was certainly not fitted for the general commerce of the world or for the business of active life." His acts of private charity far exceeded what might have been supposed to be the extent of his means....

Our World's Great Benefactors: Short Biographies of the Men and Women Most ...

Samuel Adams Drake - 1888 - 702 σελίδες
...have been a most unpractical man. His friend and biographer, Dugald Stewart, says, " He was certainly not fitted for the general commerce of the world or for the business of active life." His acts of private charity far exceeded what might have been supposed to be the extent of his means....

Henry Thomas Buckle's Geschichte der Civilisation in England, Τόμος 2

Henry Thomas Buckle - 1901
...73, Edinb. 1S11, 4to. ") „He was certainly not fitted for the general commerce of the world, or fur the business of active life. The comprehensive speculations...and the variety of materials which his own invention constantly supplied to his thoughts, rendered him habitually inattentive to familiar objects and to...

1785-1824

Charles Wells Moulton - 1910
...heart ; yet it would require a very skillful pencil to present them to the public eye. He wascertainly W ( +k/@ PK8 Kbg : b v C and to common occurrences ; and he frequently exhibited instances of absence, which have scarcely been...

Essays on Philosophical Subjects

Adam Smith - 1869
...heart ; yet it would require a very fkilful pencil to prefent them to the public eye. He was certainly not fitted for the general commerce of the world, or for the bufmefs of a£tive life. The comprehenfive fpeculations with which he had been occupied from his youth,...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Τόμος 17

Tobias Smollett - 1796
...general commerce of the ivorld, or for the bufinels of active life. The comprehenfive fpeculations with which he had been occupied from his youth, and the variety of materials which his own fnvention continually fupplied to his thoughts, rendered him habitually inattentive to familiar objects,...




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