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us lf, nd all t acter they could discover none of the features of the wise and -
omnipotent father of the universe. ... The most learned of the fathers, by a very
singular condescension, have imprudently admitted the sophistry of the Gnostics.
According to father Hardouin, the monks of the thirteenth century, who composed
the AEneid, represented St. Peter under the allegorical character of the Trojan
hero. 124 It is in French only that the famous allusion to St. Peter's name is exact.
tents, or wander about in covered waggons, among whom prayers are not offered
up in the name of a crucified Jesus to the Father and Creator of all things.” 178
But this splendid exaggeration, which even at present it would be extremely ...
The emperor, for a long time, distinguished so harmless a kinsman by his favour
and protection, bestowed on him his own niece Domitilla, adopted the children of
that marriage to the hope of the succession, and invested their father with the ...
... for the entertainment of the bishop, and his Christian friends were permitted for
the last time to enjoy his society, whilst the streets were filled with a multitude of
the faithful, anxious and alarmed at the approaching fate of their spiritual father.
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Gibbon's third volume of The Decline and Fall seems to stray from the purpose stated in volume one. I think he just got carried away by the sweep of history. The melodious style and easy learning are still present but I was suffering from Gibbon fatigue by the third volume and we were off course. Les hele vurderingen
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 2
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1828
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 1
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1841