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But these generous deliverers were unwilling to release their hostage till they
had obtained from his father the payment , or at least the promise , of their
recompense . They Restoration chose four ambassadors , Matthew of
At the head of an army he excited neither the fears of the enemy nor the jealousy
of the court ; his modesty and patience were never tempted to compute the years
of his father , nor was that father compelled to repent of his liberality either by ...
Ayesha , daughter of Abubeker and wife Auxiliaries , how composed and em of
Mahomet , v . 267. Chastity susployed , i . 233 . Ill effects of , in the pected , v . 268
. Story of her opposing Roman armies , i . 510. Barbarian , her father's elevation ...
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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