Unformatted text preview: Soon afterward, Hume received an invitation from General St. Clair to become a secretary to the military embassy to the courts of Vienna and Turin. This took him again to the continent, and while serving in this capacity, he wore the uniform of an officer. Again it was the financial return which he received for his services that constituted the chief benefit which he obtained from the appointment. He spent some time in each of the countries of Germany, Austria, and Italy, but the activities that were associated with military affairs were never his major interest. He wanted to continue with his literary pursuits and did so whenever the opportunity was available. While still in the services of the embassy, Hume decided to rewrite certain portions of the Treatise of Human Nature, using a style of writing which he hoped would win for the materials a more favorable...
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- Fall '11
- General St. Clair, title Enquiry, Enquiry Concerning, title Enquiry Concerning, Political Discourses. Soon