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Bowers, Toni . "'The Abdicated Family': Hume's Partisan Grammar in 'Of the Protestant Succession'," Restoration: Study in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700, 2015.

On the political meanings of Hume's language in "Of the Protestant Succession" (1752).  The essay examines a particularly resonant phrase -- "the abdicated family" -- in light of the difficulty faced by those attempting to represent Stuart history between 1689 and the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745.