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... incessantly confounding the natural boundaries At first sight, the whole period,
the whole state of the world, seems to offer no more secure footing to an his.
torical adventurer than the chaos of Milton; to be in a state of irreclaim. able
You may smile at this sentiment; but as it seems to me that your countrymen, for
almost a whole generation, have given themselves up to barbarous and absurd
faction, and have totally neglected all olite letters, I no longer expected any ...
In every attack upon the object of his malignity, whether secret or open, he seems
impelled by a desire to inflict a mortal wound, unknowing that, in this instance at
least, the seat of vitality is the fountain of Divine life, and that his existence will ...
(9) But the death of Trajansoon clouded the splendid prospect; and it was justly to
be dreaded, that so (1) See Pliny's Panegyric, which seems founded on facts. (2)
Dion Cassius, l. lxvii. (3) Herodotus, I.iv. c.94. Julian in the Caesars, with ...
10 (1) In the time of Polybius and Dionysius of Halicarnassus (I. v. c. 45), the steel
point of the pilum seems to have been much longer. In the time of Vegetius, it was
reduced to a foot, or even nine inches. I have chosen a medium. (2) For the ...
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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