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Some Exceptions with regard to Learning --- --- -- Some Exceptions with regard to
Rank and Fortune ... --- Christianity most favourably received by the Poor and
Simple Rejected by some eminent Men of the first and second Centuries .
But it is always easy, as well as agreeable, for the inferior ranks of mankind to
claim a merit from the contempt of that pomp and pleasure, which fortune has
placed beyond their reach. The virtue of the primitive Christians, like that of the
The ministers of Polytheism, both in Rome and in the provinces, were, for the
most part, men of a noble birth, and of an affluent fortune, who received, as an
honourable distinction, the care of a celebrated temple, or of a public sacrifice, ...
As the humble faith of Christ diffused itself through the world, it was embraced by
several persons who derived some consequence from the advantages of nature
or fortune. Aristides, who presented an eloquent apology to the emperor ...
Nor can it be affirmed with truth that the advantages of birth marssars and fortune
were always separated from the profession of:::::::* Christianity. Several Roman
citizens were brought before the tribunal of Pliny, and he soon discovered that a ...
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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, 2, Volum 2
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1840
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 3
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1900
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. [With a ..., Volum 6
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1789