Resultat 1-5 av 100
In the summer of 1751, I accompanied my father on a visit to Mr. Hoare's, in
Wiltshire; but I was less delighted with the beauties of Stourhead, than with
discovering in the library a common book, the Continuation of Echard's Roman
The long recess between Trinity and Michaelmas terms afforded him an oppor.
tunity of visiting his father's house at Buriton in Hampshire, and he cheerfully em.
braced it. At this time his love of literature revived, and he determined to employ ...
The profession of her father did not extinguish the moderation and philosophy of
his temper, and he lived content with a small salary and laborious duty, in #.
obscure lot of minister of Crassy, in the mountains that separate the Pays de
At Crassy and Lausanne, I indulged my dream of felicity; but, on my return to
England, I soon discovered that my father would not hear of this strange alliance,
and that without his consent I was myself destitute and helpless. After a painful ...
Gibbon preferred the tranquillity of his father's residence in Hampshire to the
tumultuous gratifications of the metropolis, and availed himself, as often as
possible, of the comforts he found beneath the parental roof. The old mansion,
being in a ...
Hva folk mener - Skriv en omtale
LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - jigarpatel - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - Benedict8 - LibraryThing
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
Andre utgaver - Vis alle
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 3
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1807
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 1
Begrenset visning - 1995