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... state it here somewhat at length. The art of Gibbon, or, at least, the unfair
impression produced by his two memorable chapters, consists in his confounding
together, in one indistinguishable mass, the origin and apostolic propagation of
Paley, with his intuitive sagacity, saw through the difficulty of answer. ing Gibbon
by the ordinary arts of controversy; his emphatic sentence, “who can refute a
sneer 1" contains as much truth as point. But full and pregnant as this phrase is ...
Funeral and Apotheosis of Pertinax ...... i 193–197 Success of Severus against
Niger and against Albinus -----...---- Conduct of the two civil Wars. Arts of Severus
.......... Towards Niger Towards Albinus .. Event of the civil Wars Decided by one
AD. PAGE The apparent Ridiculeand solid Advantages of Hereditary Succession
.............. A. D. -- The third Gordian remains sole Emperor... 10s PA Innocence and
Virtues of Gordian. : ib 242 The Persian War........ 343 The Arts of Philip.
... Maxentius declared Emperor at Rome 227 296 Conduct of Diocletian in Egypt .
ib. Maximian reassumes the Purple.. 1b. He suppresses Books of Alchymy. 206 ||
307 Defeat and Death of Severus... ---. ib. Novelty and Progress of that Art. ib.
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Volume I It is a testament to the breadth of Gibbon's passion that his Decline and Fall, widely regarded as a literary monument, on reading appears merely to expatiate on some salient thoughts. The ... Les hele vurderingen
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No I have not read the whole thing. About a quarter of it. It features spectacular English and wonderful irony. It is long, but not boring by any means. I learned more about how religion operates in ... Les hele vurderingen
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