"A hundred cabinet-makers ..." Quote of David Hume

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
A hundred cabinet-makers in London can work a table or a chair equally well; but no one poet can write verses with such spirit and elegance as Mr. Pope.
David Hume
David Hume (1711-1776), Scottish philosopher. "Of Eloquence," part I, essay XII, p. 99, Essays Moral, Political, and Literary, ed. Eugene F. Miller, revised edition, Indianapolis, Liberty Fund, Inc. (1987).
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