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GIBBON'S
HISTORY

OF THE

DECLINE AND FALL

OF

THE ROMAN EMPIRE:

FOR THE USE OF

Families and Young Persons.

VOL. IV.

LONDON :
Printed by A. & R. Spottiswoude,

New-Street Square.

HISTORY

OF THE

DECLINE AND FALL

OF

THE ROMAN EMPIRE:

FOR THE USE OF

Families and Young Persons.

REPRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL TEXT,
with THE CAREFUL OMISSION OF ALL PASSAGES OF AN

IRRELIGIOUS OR IMMORAL TENDENCY.

By THOMAS BOWDLER, Esq. F.R.S. S.A.

EDITOR OF THE FAMILY SHAKSPEARE.

O Hamlet ! thou hast cleft my heart in twain.
o, throw away the worser part of it;
And live the purer with the other half.

IN Five VOLUMES.

VOL. IV.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR
LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1826.

Ubi animus requievit, et mihi reliquam ætatem a Republica

procul habendam decrevi, non fuit consilium socordia atque desidia bonum otium conterere.

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