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... bodies into the stream of the Orontes.x Dangerous After such a deed, whatever
might have been situation the designs of Gallus, it was only in a field of of Gallus.
, , i i ii i • • -i battle that he could assert his innocence with any hope of .success.
vinced him of his error ; and the indignant monarch listened with impatience to
the advice of his ministers, who conjured him not to sacrifice the success of his
ambition to the gratification of his resentment. The following day Grumbates ...
on the success of a general assault. To the several nations which followed his
standard their respective posts were assigned ; the south to the Vertae, the north
to the Albanians, the east to the Chionites, inflamed with grief and indignation ;
In a second and more successful action, he recovered and established his
military fame; but as the agility of the ... the court, with his army, and with his own
success/ The power of the enemy was yet unbroken; and the Caesar had no
The sceptre and the sword were committed to the hands of Moses, of Joshua, of
Gideon, of David, of the Maccabees ; the virtues of those heroes were the motives
or the effect of the divine favour, the success of their arms was destined to ...
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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