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M. Guizot, in his preface, after stating that in France and Germany, as well as in
England, in the most enlightened countries of Europe, Gibbon is constantly cited
as an authority, thus proceeds: “I have had occasion, during my labours, ...
Kirkby having, on one occasion, forgotten to mention king George in his prayer,
the zealous loyalty of old Gibbon dismissed him, after some reluctance, with a
decent reward. Edward was then sent to Kingston-upon-Thames, to a school ...
On his arrival there, he was placed under the roof and tuition of M. Pavilliard, a
minister of Calvinistic sentiments. The state of his mind, upon this occasion, is
strongly sepicted by himself. “Fixed in my new habitation, I had leisure to
The account he gives of himself on this occasion is too interesting to be omitted. “
All were ambitious to welcome the arrival of a stranger and the return of a fellow-
citizen. The first winter was given to a general embrace, without any nice ...
... Porson, commenting on the character of Mr. Gibbon, justly observes: “he often
makes, where he cannot readily find, an occasion to insult our religion, which he
hates so cordially, that he might seem to revenge some personal injury.
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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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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