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The prudent Franciscan refuses to determin* whether the image of Edessa now
reposes at Rome or Genoa ; but it« repose is inglorious, and this ancient object of
worship is no longei famous or fashionable. * Yezid. ninth raliph of the race of ...
... with pious transport, the ministers of sacrilege tumbling from on high and
dashed against the pavement : and the honors of the ancient martyrs were
prostituted to these criminals, who justly suffered for murder and rebellion.81 The
... the god Terminus, the sacred boundary, had insensibly receded from the
ocean, the Rhine, the Danube, and the Euphrates ; and Rome was reduced to
her ancient territory from Viterbo to Terracina, and from Narni to the mouth of the
The Christian humility of the popes was not offended by the name of Dorn inus, or
Lord ; and their face and inscription are still apparent on the most ancient coins.
48 Their temporal dominion is now confirmed by the reverence of a thousand ...
This introduction of the dead, or of immortals, was familiar to the ancient orators,
though it is executed on this occasion in the rudt fkahion of the age. neglect, if
they suffer his tomb, his temple, and his 26 THE DECLINE AND ff au». [i* aV. Ywi.
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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 2
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1901
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edward Gibbon,William Youngman
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1830