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... Jews filled up the measure of their calamities; and the Romans, exasperated
by their repeated rebellions, exercised the rights of victory with unusual rigour.
The emperor founded, under the name of Ælia Capitolina, a new city on Mount
... wonders of the evangelic history; and thus miracles that exceeded not the
measure of their own experience inspired them with the most lively assurance of
mysteries which were acknowledged to surpass the limits of their understanding.
Instead of an absolute sacrifice, a moderate proportion was accepted by the
ministers of the gospel; and in their weekly or monthly assemblies, every believer
, according to the exigency of the occasion, and the measure of his wealth and
This persecution had been much less severely felt in Spain than in Galatia; a
difference which may, in some measure, account for the contrast of their
regulations. * Cyprian. Epist, 69 . in The arts, the manners, and the vices of
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178 But this splendid exaggeration, which even at present it would be extremely
difficult to reconcile with the real state of mankind, can be considered only as the
rash sally of a devout but careless writer, the measure of whose belief was ...
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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