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Excerpt from An Account of the Life and Writings of John Home, Esq. The reader of this Biographical Account may perhaps be surprised to find it now given to the public in the same form as it was originally read to the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In truth, there was at that time'no intention of publishing it, as I con ceived the life of Mr Home, the situation of the friends with whom he was connect ed, and the circumstances of the time in which he lived, to be so locally peculiar to Scotland, that they would not interest read ers of the sister kingdom. It was afterwards. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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