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They were received with equal resolution , and , in their common disdain for the
unwarlike people of Greece and Asia , it was confessed on both sides that the
Turks and the Franks were the only nations entitled to the appellation of soldiers .
But in the miserable account of war the gain is never equivalent to the loss , the
pleasure to the pain . ... 106 ) the whole booty was only 300,000 marks , besides
10,000 horses and mules : “ This sum was divided into two equal parts .
RS In earthly affairs it is not easy to conceive how an assembly of legislators can
bind their successors invested with powers equal to their own . But the dictates of
inspiration must be true and unchangeable ; nor should a private bishop or a ...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1995