To this class belonged the king and court, the higher officials, the professions and craftsmen.
Thus a large all-round increase in secondary and higher education is shownsatisfactory in many respects, but showing that more young men devote themselves to the learned professions (especially to the law) than the economic condition of the country will justify.
Plebeian handicrafts assert their right to be represented on an equality with learned professions and wealthy corporations.
Of course once more Hume saves himself by strong professions of admiration for rational or natural religion.
Making professions of loyalty to the queen of England, he sought to strengthen his position by alliance with the O'Donnells, MacDonnells and MacQuillans.