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AN

ACCOUNT

OF THE

LIFE AND WRITINGS

OF

JAMES BEATTIE, LL.D.

LATE PROFESSOR OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY AND LOGIC IN
THE MARISCHAL COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY

OF ABERDEEN.

INCLUDING MANY OF HIS ORIGINAL LETTERS.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

BY

SIR WILLIAM FORBES

111

OF PITSLIGO, BART.

ONE OF THE EXECUTORS OF DR BEATTIE,

SECOND EDITION.

VOL. III.

Mihi quidem quanquam est ereptus, vivit tamen, semperque vivet.
Virtutem enim amavi illius viri, quæ extincta non est. Nec mihi soli
versatur ante oculos, qui illam semper in manibus habui, sed etiam pos-
teris erit clara et insignis,—C1c, Læl. De Amic. cap. 27.

EDINBURGH:

PRINTED FOR ARCH. CONSTAble and co. EDINBURGH;
LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME, T. CADELL and W. DAVIES,

AND JOHN MURRAY, LONDON.

1807.

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LIFE OF JAMES BEATTIE, LL.D.

THE

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THE following letter relates to a plan which
had been formed by some of Dr Beattie's friends
here, of publishing the prose-works of Addison
in a separate collection. The admirers of that
eminent moralist, and truly classical writer, had
long lamented, that, in order to be gratified with
a perusal of his excellent compositions, they were
forced to look for them in scattered parts, and in
separate volumes. There is, indeed, a magnifi-
cent edition, in quarto, by Baskerville, of the
writings of Addison; but that book contains not
only his
prose but his poetical pieces, which are

VOL. III.

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SECTION III.—CONTINUEd.

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