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Whatever friendship could recollect or superstition could add is contained in the
two lives , by his disciples , in the sixth volume ; whatever learning and criticism
could ascertain may be found in the prefaces of the Benedictine editor .
It is more glorious , " he cried , “ to die a prince than to live a slave . ... His
boundless ambition aspired to the conquest of Japan : his fleet was twice
shipwrecked ; and the lives of a hundred thousand Moguls and Chinese were
sacrificed in the ...
The history and geography of the world were familiar to his memory ; the lives of
the heroes of the East , perhaps of the West , excited his emulation . His skill in
astrology is 3 “ Quinque linguas præter suam noverat - Græcam , Latinam ...
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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