In 1745, Hume received a letter from the Marquis of Annandale inviting him to live in his own home in London. Hume learned too that relatives and friends of the marquis were anxious to have him serve as a tutor and companion for the marquis, whose state of health, both physical and mental, seemed to require something of that kind. The remuneration which they offered Hume for his services was a strong inducement for him to accept. Up to this time, his very meager allowance had forced him to live in a most frugal manner, and now the prospect of a substantial increase was indeed a pleasant one.Hume was too cautious an individual to accept an invitation of this kind until all of the details connected with it had been carefully arranged. This having been done, he went to London and spent one year at the home of the marquis. He was not altogether unhappy with the situation, but he was
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