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Broke Through Britain: One Man's Penniless Odyssey by Peter Mortimer

By Peter Mortimer

Through the summer season of 1998, Peter Mortimer trigger at the 500-mile trip from Plymouth to Edinburgh, without cash, shipping, or lodging. This booklet tells of his reports at the street, the actual calls for put on him, and the issues of lifestyles lived at the fringes of society.

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The World in which the Scottish Enlightenment Took Shape 17 those of the empiricists who were gathering and analyzing facts and those of the natural philosophers who used more rationalist and mathematical methods. T hose had been shaped by men who often had found in science and logic the keys to change. S ome S cots had found in the European world the means to improve their kingdom in many ways. T hey set about doing so. T he early S cottish Enlightenment produced one man who seemed to embody most of its concerns, S ir John C lerk, 3rd Baronet of Penicuik.

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E. Kail (O xford, 2005), pp. 11–58. A . S tewart, ‘Hume’s Intellectual Development’. 38 ������������� John C airns, The Teaching of Law in Eighteenth-Century Scotland (forthcoming). I am very grateful to Professor C airns for allowing me to see a draft of this forthcoming book. S ee also Esther M ijers, ‘News from the Republic of Letters’: Charles Mackie, Scotland’s First Professor of Roman and Civil History (Brill, L eiden, forthcoming). The World in which the Scottish Enlightenment Took Shape 11 A berdeen where Episcopalianism was in good odor.

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