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Beattie, James 1735-1803

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Works: 586 works in 2,758 publications in 5 languages and 21,952 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Portraits  Bibliography  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Pictorial works  Diaries 
Subject Headings: Authors 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Translator, Librettist, Recipient
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An essay on the nature and immutability of truth by James Beattie( )

306 editions published between 1744 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riley Poe, Savannah's most unconventional tattoo artist who has a one-of-a-kind blood type, faces dangers she never dreamed of--including her new ally, hot-tempered vampire Eli Dupre--in her quest to find her younger brother, who has been taken by centuries-old vampires
The minstrel, or, The progress of genius : a poem by James Beattie( )

71 editions published between 1721 and 1775 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissertations moral and critical by James Beattie( )

80 editions published between 1705 and 2015 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Having, for some years, by circumstances of a particular nature, known to my Friends, but of no importance to the Publick, been hindered from executing those more extensive plans of Moral Speculation, which I once projected; and being averse and unaccustomed to idleness; I thought I might amuse myself, in a way not wholly unprofitable to others, by transcribing and correcting certain papers, written a good while ago; which several persons, who had read 'them, were pleased to approve, and had advised me to publish. Some of these are contained in this volume: others may possibly appear hereafter. They were at first composed in a different form: being part of a Course of Prelections, read to those Young Gentlemen, whom it is my business to initiate in the Elements of Moral Science. This, I hope, will account for the plainness of the style, for the frequent introduction of practical and serious observations; for a more general use of the pronouns I and You than is perhaps quite proper in discourses addressed to the Publick, and for a greater variety of illustration, than would have been requisite, if my hearers had been of riper years, or more accustomed to abstract inquiry. The Reader will be disappointed, if he expect to find in this book any nice metaphysical theories, or other matters of doubtful disputation. Such things the Author is not unacquainted with but they suit not his ideas of Moral Teaching; and he has laid them aside long ago. His aim is, to inure young minds to habits of attentive observation; to guard them against the influence of bad principles; and to set before them such views of nature, and such plain and practical truths, as may at once improve the heart and the understanding, and amuse and elevate the fancy. In the Dissertation on Language there are indeed some abstruse inquiries, that may seem to have little of a practical tendency. But the subtleties inseparable from that part of Science are not, even in the early part of life, hard to be understood, when explained, in a simple style, and with a due regard to the gradual expansion of the human intellect. To which I may add, that a philosophical examination of the principles of grammar is a most profitable exercise to the mental powers of young people; and promotes, more perhaps than any other study within their sphere, clearness of apprehension and; correctness of language"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Evidences of the Christian religion : briefly and plainly stated by James Beattie( )

84 editions published between 1786 and 2005 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of language, 1788 by James Beattie( Book )

86 editions published between 1788 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Beattie : selected philosophical writings by James Beattie( )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by James Beattie
Poems on several occasions by James Beattie( )

45 editions published between 1776 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of moral science by James Beattie( )

23 editions published between 1806 and 1968 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of Beattie, Blair and Falconer by James Beattie( Book )

49 editions published between 1777 and 2005 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original poems and translations by James Beattie( )

35 editions published between 1760 and 2011 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The minstrel, or, The progress of genius : a poem : book the first by James Beattie( )

21 editions published between 1771 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The minstrel, in two books: with some other poems by James Beattie( )

24 editions published between 1779 and 1784 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays: on poetry and music, as they affect the mind; on laughter, and ludicrous composition; on the utility of classical learning by James Beattie( Book )

38 editions published between 1776 and 2018 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scoticisms, arranged in alphabetical order, designed to correct improprieties of speech and writing. By James Beattie by James Beattie( )

17 editions published in 1797 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the life and writings of James Beattie, including many of his original letters by William Forbes( Book )

21 editions published between 1806 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of moral science by James Beattie( Book )

29 editions published between 1793 and 1996 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The minstrel; or, The progress of genius. In two books. With some other poems by James Beattie( Book )

19 editions published between 1797 and 1965 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The minstrel; or, The progress of genius; and other poems by James Beattie( Book )

24 editions published between 1804 and 1893 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The judgement of Paris. A poem by James Beattie( )

22 editions published between 1765 and 2005 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The minstrel, or, The progress of genius by James Beattie( Book )

25 editions published between 1771 and 2012 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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James Beattie : selected philosophical writings
Alternative Names
Beatie 1735-1803

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Beatie, Dr., 1735-1803

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Beattie, Dr., 1735-1803

Beattie, Jacob

Beattie, Jacob 1735-1803

Beattie, Jakob.

Beattie, Jakob 1735-1803

Beattie, James, 1735-1803

James Beattie Brits taalkundige (1735-1803)

James Beattie schottischer Philosoph und Schriftsteller

ジェームス・ビーティー スコットランドの詩人

詹姆斯·比蒂

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Dissertations moral and criticalEvidences of the Christian religion : briefly and plainly statedJames Beattie : selected philosophical writingsElements of moral scienceBeattie and his friendsDissertations moral and criticalThe correspondence of James Beattie