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CHAPTER X
EIGHTEENTH CENTURY - LITERATURE UNDER THE GEORGES

David Hume, 1711-1776. David Hume was also a Scotsman, a man of such indomitable perseverance that his energy was not conquered even by years of unsuccessful effort. At twenty-three he determined to devote himself to literature. His first book was a failure, but he struggled on with many failures and small success. He was not the kind of man to be discouraged, and with the utmost composure he set to
work on a History of England. The first volume failed. He wrote a second. That. met with little better success. He wrote a -. third. It was received with some slight interest. He continued, and at last the reading world began to appreciate what he had done. They discovered that whatever was narrated was told vividly, that Hume recognized a great event when he saw it, and took pains to trace not only its effect but the causes which led up to it ; and that he was interested not only in great events but in the people and their ways. One fault was common to both Hume and Robertson, or possibly in some degree to their age, a lack of historical accuracy, the most unpardonable fault in a writer of history.
Edward Gibbon, 1737-1794. No such charge can be made against the writings of Edward Gibbon. He was an Englishman with whom, even as a boy, the love of history was a passion. The idea of writing the History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire came to him in Rome in Rolmanthe 1764, but the first volume did not appear.
until 1776. The labour involved in preparing this work was enormous. It was not the simple story of a single people, but a complicated narrative involved with the history of all Europe and not a

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