The Life and Adventures of Mr. Duncan Campbell: In One Volume. to Which Are Added, the Dumb Philosopher; and Everybody's Business Is Nobody's Business

The Life and Adventures of Mr. Duncan Campbell: In One Volume. to Which Are Added, the Dumb Philosopher; and Everybody's Business Is Nobody's Business

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The Life and Adventures of Mr. Duncan Campbell: In One Volume. to Which Are Added, the Dumb Philosopher; and Everybody's Business Is Nobody's Business

The Life and Adventures of Mr. Duncan Campbell: In One Volume. to Which Are Added, the Dumb Philosopher; and Everybody's Business Is Nobody's Business

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Of all the writings delivered in an historical manner to the world, none certainly were ever held in greater esteem than those which give us the lives of distinguished private men at full length; and, as I may say, to the life. Such curious fragments of biography are the rarities which great men seek after with eager industry, and when found prize them as the chief jewels and ornaments that enrich their libraries, and deservedly; for they are the beauties of the greatest men's lives handed down by way of example or instruction to posterity, and commonly handed down likewise by the greatest men. Since, therefore, persons distinguished for merit in one kind or other are the constant subjects of such discourses, and the most elegant writers of each age have been usually the only authors who choose upon such subjects to employ their pens, and since persons of the highest rank and dignity, and . . .

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