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Without counting their numbers , he sustained their charge ; and we learn from
the evidence of his enemies that the King of England , grasping his lance , rode
furiously along their front , from the right to the left wing , without meeting an ...
In his absence on the public service he was accused of treason , proscribed as
an enemy of the Church and State , and delivered , with all his adherents , to the
sword of justice , the vengeance of the people , and the power of the devil .
So many might aspire to command that none were willing to obey ; their national
spirit despised both their enemies and their allies ; and in the persuasion that
Bajazet would fly or must fall , they began to compute how soon they should visit
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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 ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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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 ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1995