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George Mackenzie


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Sir George Steuart Mackenzie : Travels in Iceland

'And what are their Biglands & their Barrows, their Macartneys & Mackenzies, to Capt. Pasley's Essay on the Military Police of the British Empire, & the Rejected Addresses?'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Jane Austen      Print: Book


George Stewart Mackenzie : Travels in the Island of Iceland during the summer of 1810

'When I returned to Annan, it occurred to me, that it would be proper to see what was become of my Hall discourses. It occurred to me, much about the same time, that it would be proper to study Rumfords essays, Mackenzies travels, Humboldts New Spain, Berkeley's principles of knowledge, Stewarts essays, Simson's fluxions &c &c &c - It was some great man's advice, to every person in a hurry - never to do more than one thing at a time. Judge what progress I must have made - when I engaged in half-a-dozen. - Manufacturing theses - wrestling with lexicons, Chemical experiments, Scotch philosophy and Berkeleian Metaphysics - I have scarcely sufficient strength left, to write you even now. Upon consideration, therefore, of these egregious labours - I hope, you cannot refuse to forgive me.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Carlyle      Print: Book


George Mackenzie : Religio Stoici, with a friendly addresse to the phanaticks of all sects and sorts

'and so back home again, all the way reading a little piece I lately bought, call[ed] "The Virtuoso or The Stoicke", proposing many things paradoxicall to our common opinions; wherein in some places he speaks well, but generally is but a sorry man.'

Century: 1600-1699     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Pepys      Print: Book


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