Conduct of life (1754)

Anon. [Robert Bolton 1697-1763, Dean of Carlisle]

On the employment of time, three essays

Published: London : printed for J. Whiston, at Boyle's Head, in Fleet-Street; and R. and J. Dodsley, at Tully's Head, in Pallmall

Date: 1754

xxvii, 147, [1] p.

Dictionary of 18th-Century British Philosophers

"The Philosopher's observation to his friend on books, that it signifies nothing how many but what he had, is applicable to the knowledge they communicate: What it is, and not how various, is the thing that concerns us." p.18 "Crowding our memory is no more improving our understanding, than filling our coffers with pebbles is enriching ourselves: and what has commonly the name of Learning, what usually denominates us very learned, is, really, no more than our memory heavily and uselessly burthen'd." p.19

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