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A debt of three hundred years , or twelve hundred pounds , was enough to
impoverish a plentiful fortune . The scarcity of gold and silver was supplied by the
alienation of land ; and the princely donations of Pepin and Charlemagne are ...
the value of his money , plate , and jewels ; yet after a voluntary gift of two
hundred vases of silver , after much had been secreted by his friends and
plundered by his foes , his forfeit treasures were sufficient for the equipment of a
fleet of ...
The explosion was felt or heard in a circuit of a hundred furlongs . The ball , by
the force of gunpowder , was driven above a mile ; and on the spot where it fell , it
buried itself a fathom deep in the ground . For the conveyance of this destructive
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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