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Rae, J. 1895: 48. 2 ‘in the first ages of society’ Introduction Though Smith’s books and essays were published sequentially, and Moral Sentiments and Wealth of Nations were revised, his intellectual creativity was reflected across the different subjects in his books more or less in parallel. Smith cross-traversed among his subjects much like a chef moving from pot to pot, tasting until he is satisfied. Towards the end of his life he reported that he still had important unfinished work for ‘two other great works upon the anvil’ (Corr286).
Among other attributes, Smith arrived home with an English accent in place of the Scottish burr and its many solecisms, and an impressive education in the classics, modern literature, and natural (science) and moral philosophy. Among his family friends was the son of his guardian, James Oswald, a former school friend a few years older than Adam, who had become an advocate and local MP, on his way to high office in the British government. Among Oswald’s intimate friends was Henry Home of Kames (later, Lord Kames, a Scottish judge).
1995: 106, quoting Callander’s notes in Raphael, D. D. and Sakamoto, T. 1990: 271–81. Ross, I. S. 1995: 113. 26 A Moral Philosopher and His Political Economy 44. , quoting NLS Saltoun, Mss; in Mossner : 632, to Lord Milton, Duke of Argyll’s political agent who reported it to the University. 45. Ross, I. S. 1995: 113 (note typo, ‘1751’ for ‘1752’, cf. 157, Corr. S. Kenrick/J. Woodrow, 16 (21 January 1752). 46. Scott, W. R. 1937: 139–40. 47. Rae, J. 1895: 48. 2 ‘in the first ages of society’ Introduction Though Smith’s books and essays were published sequentially, and Moral Sentiments and Wealth of Nations were revised, his intellectual creativity was reflected across the different subjects in his books more or less in parallel.
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