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It is needless to observe, that the pious and humble presbyters, who were first
dignified with the episcopal title, could not possess, and would probably have
rejected, the power and pomp which now encircles the tiara of the Roman pontiff,
be probably appeals to the Sibylline verses, which relate it exactly in the words of
the gospel. " Seneca Qmest. Natur. W. 1. 18. 6. 1. 1, It, Plin. Hist. Natur. lib. t. 0
Plin. Hist. Natur. 2. 30. p Virgil, deorglc. 1.466. Tibullus, lib. 1. Eleg. i. ter. 73. Ovid.
... justitiam De quaerunt." 0 See Cyprian. Epistol. 77. edit. Fell. f Upon his
conversion, he had sold those gardens for the benefit of the poor. The indulgence
of God (most probably the liberality of some Christian friend) restored them to
Dion Cassius, who composed his history under the former reign, had most
probably intended for the use of his master those counsels of persecution, which
he ascribes to a better age, and to the favourite of Augustus. Concerning this
oration of ...
... of the evangelists, and of the apostles, they most probably suggested the order,
that the bishops and presbyters should deliver all their sacred books into the
hands of the magistrates, who were commanded, under the severest penalties, ...
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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