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The victorious Turks rushed through the breaches of the inner wall ; and as they
advanced into the streets , they were soon joined by their brethren , who had
forced the gate Phenar on the side of the harbor . In the first heat of the pursuit ...
The cardinals of both parties were soon astonished by a summons to attend him
beyond the Alps ; from whence , as they soon discovered , they must never hope
to return . He was engaged by promise and affection to prefer the residence of ...
After such an example , none who were conscious of guilt could hope for
impunity ; and the flight of the wicked , the licentious , and the idle soon purified
the city and territory of Rome . In this time ( says the historian ) the woods began
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1995