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As Robert of Normandy rode against his antagonist , “ I devote thy head , ” he
piously exclaimed , “ to the demons of hell ; " and that head was instantly cloven
to the breast by the resistless stroke of his descending falchion . But the reality or
... with a dreadful menace if he presumed to suppress the commands of Heaven .
“ At Antioch , ” said the apostle , “ in the church of my brother St. Peter , near the
high - altar , is concealed the steel head of the lance that pierced the side of our ...
Without his bow or quiver or club , his lion's skin carelessly thrown over him , he
was seated on an osier basket , his right leg and arm stretched to the utmost , his
left knee bent and supporting his elbow , his head reclining on his left hand , his ...
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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