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Of the chiefs and soldiers who marched to the holy sepulchre , I will dare to affirm
that all were prompted by the spirit of enthusiasm , the belief of merit , the hope of
reTemporal ward , and the assurance of divine aid . But I am equally ...
His ecclesiastical honors diffused a splendor and pre - eminence over his literary
merit and service . His palace was a school . As often as the cardinal visited the
Vatican , he was attended by a learned train of both nations104 — of men ...
Matthias aspired to the glory of a conqueror and a saint ; but his purest merit is
the encouragement of learning ; and the Latin orators and historians who were
invited from Italy by the son have shed the lustre of their eloquence on the father's
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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