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... of the nation and the times from which he emerged : but the apparent
magnitude of an object is likewise enlarged by an unequal comparison ; and the
ruins of Palmyra derive a casual splendor from the nakedness of the surrounding
... counts and bishops, of the marquises and counts, was banished from the land ;
and the proudest nobles were persuaded or compelled to desert their solitary
castles, and to embrace the more honorable chaiacter >f freemen and
But in the dreary waste of Arabia, a boundless level of sand is intersected by ?
harp and naked mountains ; and the face of the desert, without shade or shelter,
is scorched by the direct and intense rays of a tropical sun. Instead of refreshing ...
... that strike their roots into the clefts of the rocks, are nourished by the dews of
the night : a scanty supply of rain is collected in cisterns and aqueducts : the wells
and springs are the secret treasure of the desert ; and the pilgrim of Mecca,6 after
The same life is uniformly pursued by the roving tribes of the desert; and in the
portrait of the modern Bedoweens, we may trace the features of their ancestors,"
who, in the age of Moses or Mahomet, dwelt under similar tents, and conducted ...
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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