An Examination of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Chapters of Mr. Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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J. Dodsley, 1778 - 284 sider
 

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Side 142 - And the Lord said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me ? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them ? I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.
Side 17 - ... the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.
Side 223 - Since desire was imputed as a crime, and marriage was tolerated as a defect, it was consistent with the same principles to consider a state of celibacy as the nearest approach to the divine perfection.
Side 229 - To separate (if it be possible) a few authentic as well as interesting facts from an undigested mass of fiction and error, and to relate, in a clear and rational manner, the causes, the extent, the duration, and the most important circumstances of the persecutions to which the first Christians were exposed, is the design of the present chapter.
Side 19 - Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine, or of thy oil, or the firstlings of thy herds or of thy flock, nor any of thy vows which thou vowest, nor thy freewill offerings, or heave offering of thine hand: 18 But thou must eat them before the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD thy God shall choose...
Side 59 - Rome , have replenished fo many churches " , and whofe marvellous atchievements have been the fubject of fo many volumes of Holy Romance 7+. But the general aflertion of Origen may be explained and confirmed by the particular teftimony of his friend Dionyfius, who, in the immenfe city of Alexandria, and under the rigorous perfecution of Decius , reckons only tea Jrnen and feven women who fufiered .for the profeflion of the Chriftian name 7!.
Side 190 - In their censures of luxury the fathers are extremely minute and circumstantial; and among the various articles which excite their pious indignation, we may enumerate false hair, garments of any colour except white, instruments of music, vases of gold or silver, downy pillows (as Jacob reposed his head on a stone), white bread, foreign wines, public salutations, the use of...
Side 19 - But thou must eat them before the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD thy God shall choose, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates : and thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God in all that thou puttest thine hands unto.
Side 253 - ... and oblige them to return to the eftablifhed worfliip of the gods.; This rigorous order was extended, by a fubfequent edict, to the whole body of Chriftians, who were expofed to a violent and general perfecution t63.

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