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Parts of these lectures were intended to become his third book, Lectures on Jurisprudence. 1 Looking at them from the perspective of their parallel development, we can see that they have a common theme running through them. 2 Stewart on Smith’s common theme Dugald Stewart thought it was when Smith was at Oxford (1740–6), or not long after (Corr87–8),3 that he ‘cultivated with the greatest care’ his interest in languages (EPS272). In his earliest articles he criticised Dr Johnston for being insufficiently ‘grammatical’ (EPS232–41; LRBL201–26).

7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. Fry, M. 2006; Scott, P. H. 2007; Whatley, C. 2007; Watt, D. 2007. Scott, W. R. 1937: 4–6. Watt, D. 2007. Whatley, C. 2007. Scott, W. R. 1937: 18. Ross, I. S. 1995: 2–3. : 129. Bonar, J. [1894; 1932] 1966: 208. Ross, I. S. 1995: 129–33. Scott, W. R. 1937: 18; Note 1. Scott, W. R. 1937: 134. I am grateful to Nicholas Gruen for drawing my attention to this passage.

36 Somewhat boldly, Smith retained bits of the old syllabus he thought worth learning and replaced the others with rhetoric, belles lettres and jurisprudence from his Edinburgh lectures. ] As I am not a scholar of his I don’t pretend to assign the cause. He begins next week to give lectures on Jurispudentia which I design to attend. I hear he has thrown out some contemptuous Expressions of Mr Hutchison [sic]. 38 Almost immediately, a fortuitous event unfolded. Shortly after Smith moved to Glasgow in time for the new session in October 1751 to commence teaching his truncated version of Professor Loudoun’s logic course, the College was informed that Professor Thomas Craigie, holder of Professor Hutcheson’s Chair of Moral Philosophy, had died in Lisbon on 27 November while on sick leave.

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