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At the first mention of this idolatrous proposal, King Agrippa fainted away; and did
not recover his senses till the third day. * For the enumeration of the Syrian and
Arabian deities, it may be observed that Milton has comprised, in one hundred ...
23, Deut. xvi. 16, the commentators, and a very sensible note in the Universal
History, vol. i. p. 603, edit. fol. *When Pompey, using or abusing the right of
conquest, entered into the Holy of Holies, it was observed with amazement, ''
Nullā intus ...
It is to be observed that both Irenaeus and Hippolytus apply the word Gnostic in a
wide sense to a whole class of cognate views, not (like Epiphanius) to a special
sect; Hippolytus, however, chiefly uses it of the Ophites and Syrian Gnostics.
It may be observed that, in this instance likewise, the situation of the first
Christians coincided very happily with their religious scruples, and that their
aversion to an active life contributed rather to excuse them from the service, than
to exclude ...
Those who are inclined to pursue this reflection, instead of viewing with
astonishment the rapid progress of Christianity, will perhaps be surprised that its
success was not still more rapid and still more universal. as well as It has been
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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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