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He did not allow this disappointment to discourage the continuation of his literary activities

He did not allow this disappointment to discourage the continuation of his literary activities

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He did not allow this disappointment to discourage the continuation of his literary activities. Believing  that the failure of the  Treatise  to win a more favorable reception was due at least in part to the  academic nature of its subject matter, along with the particular style of writing that had been used,  Hume now turned his attention to topics of a more popular interest. He wrote a series of essays on  subjects that were more directly related to the fields of morals and politics. The series included such  topics as  Rise and Progress of the Arts and Sciences,  the  Dignity of Human Nature, Of Eloquence,  Superstitution and Enthusiasm, Liberty of the Press, First Principles of Government,  and several  other topics along similar lines. The first volume of these essays was published in Edinburgh in 1742.  Unlike the  Treatise, 
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