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Yet I consider that the annals of ancient and modem times may afford many rich
and interesting subjects ; that I am still possessed of health and leisure ; that by
the practice of writing. some skill and facility must be acquired ; and that, in the ...
... undertaken by the most stupid,7 maintained by the most dissolute, and
terminated by the most timid of all the emperors, the far greater part of the island
submitted to the Roman yoke.8 The various tribes of Britons possessed valor
That virtuous and active prince had received the education of a soldier and
possessed the talents of a general.13 The peaceful system of his predecessors
was interrupted by scenes of war and conquest ; and the .egions, after a long
The life of the former was almost a perpetual journey ; and as h* possessed the
various talents of the soldier, the statesman, and the scholar, he gratified his
curiosity in the discharge of his duty. Careless of the difference of seasons and of
The poorest rank of soldiers possessed above forty pounds sterling, (Dionys.
Halicarn. iv. 17,) a very high qualification at a time when money was so scarce,
that an ounce of silver was equivalent to seventy pounds weight of brass.
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Volume I It is a testament to the breadth of Gibbon's passion that his Decline and Fall, widely regarded as a literary monument, on reading appears merely to expatiate on some salient thoughts. The ... Les hele vurderingen
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No I have not read the whole thing. About a quarter of it. It features spectacular English and wonderful irony. It is long, but not boring by any means. I learned more about how religion operates in ... Les hele vurderingen
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 6
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1828