The miscellaneous works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: with memoirs of his life and writings

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Is entered at Westminster school is removed on account of ill health and after
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The Same to the Same Account of his Journey to Langreg Sept
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Luna Page
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The Author determines to write a history its subject Solution of a chronolo
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The Authors account of the books he read and of the course of study he pur
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Sine account of Mademoiselle Curchod afterwards Madame Necker Reflec
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Mr Gibbon publishes his first work Essai sur 1 Etude de la Literature Some
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Mr Gibbon resumes his studies determines to write upon some historical subject
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sue account of Mr Gibbons studies at Lausanne preparatory to his Italian
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Narrative continued by Lord Sheffield and by letters from Mr Gibbon
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Mirabeaus work Sur la Monarchie Prussienne and his Correspondence Seerette
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Second letter to the honourable Miss Holroyd Her account in answer of
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Personal reflections on Mr Gibbons situation Mr de Severys death Reflec
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The Same to the Same His arrival at Lausanne mention of the Abbe Raynal Sept 30 1783
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The Same to Lady Sheffield Manner of passing his time at Lausanne Oct 28 1783
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The Same to Lord Sheffield Comparison of Lord Sheffields situation as a politician with his at Lausanne Nov 14 1783
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The Same to the Same Political India Bill cDec 20 1783
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Mr Gibbon to Mrs Porten Account of his situation Dec 271783
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The Same to the Same Political Feb 2 1784
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The Same to the Same Upon losing his seat for Coventry exhortation to relinquish parliament and politics May 111784 3
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The Same to Mrs Gibbon Account of his situation May 28 1784 3
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The Same to the Some On the report of Mr Gibbons death English at Lausanne Sept 5 1785
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The Same to Sir Stanier Porten On the same subject May 12 1786
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Lettr Page
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Oct 22 1756
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Mr Gibbon to Mrs Porten 1756
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Mr Gibbon to Mrs Gibbon Account of Mr Helvetius Feb 12 1763
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Mr Gibbon to Mr Holroyd Account of his return through Paris and
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The Same to the Same Jury 21 1787
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2 The Same to the Same Mr Foxs ResignationFeb 211772
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S3 Mr Gibbon to Mr Holroyd Oct 13 1772
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4t The Same to the Same 1774
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Letter Page 52 Mr Gibbon to Mrs Gibbon May 241774 864
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The Same to the Same Dec 2 1774
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The Same to Mrs Gibbon Jan 31 1775
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The Same to the Same Parliamentary Feb 25 1775
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The Same to the Same May 2 1775
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The Same to Mrs Gibbon Aug 1775
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Mr G L Scott to Mr Gibbon On the first volume of bis History Dec 29 1775
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Mr Gibbon to Mr Holroyd Political Jan 18 1776
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Mr Ferguson to Mr Gibbon On the same subject March 19 1776 27 J 72 Mr Hume to Mr Strahan On the same subject April 8 1776
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The Same to the Same American news and publication of the first volume
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Mr Gibbon to Mr Holroyd Account of his visit to Paris June 16 1777 2S6 99 The Same to the Same The same subject Aug 13 1777
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The Same to the Same Nov 1777
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The Same to the Same Dec 1777
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The Same to the Same June 12 1778
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The Same to the Same Spanish preparations Sept 25 1778
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Hi Dr Watson to Mr Gibbon Jan 14 1779
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Dr Robertson to Mr Gibbon On his vindication March 10 1779
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The Same to the Same May 1779
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The Same to the Same On being appointed Lord of Trade July 21779
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Mr Gibbon to Mr Holroyd On his election for Coventry Feb 71780
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The Same to the Same Lord George Gordon June 6 1780
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The Same to the Same The same subject June 10 1780
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The Same to the Same Nov 28 1780
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Mr Gibbon to Lady Sheffield 1781
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Lord Hardwicke to the Same Sept 20 1781
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Dr Robertson to the Same With a character of Hayleys Essay on His tory Nov 6 1781
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The Same to the Same Change in the ministry character of Mr Hayleys poetry July 3 1782
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The Same to Lord Sheffield New administration 1782
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Ul The Same to the Same Political Oct 14 1782
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The Same to the Same Jan 17 1783
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H5 Dr Priestley to Mr Gibbon In answer Feb 3 1783
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Mr Gibbon to Dr Priestley Feb 6 1783
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H9 Dr Priestley to Mr Gibbon Feb 25 1783
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Mr Deyverdun to Mr Gibbon In answer June 10 1783
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Mr Gibbon to Mr Deyverdun Upon the same subject June 24 1783
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Mr Deyverdun to Mr Gibbon In answer
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Mr Gibbon to Lord Sheffield Upon his intention of quitting England July 10 1783
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lit The Same to Mr Deyverdun July 31 1783
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15 The Same to Lord Sheffield Aug 18 1783
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Mr Gibbon to Lord Sheffield June 21 1788
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The Same to Lady Porten On Sir Stanier Portens death June 27 1789
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Mr Gibbon to Mrs Gibbon On French Affairs c Aug 1 1792
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10 Tie Same to Lord Feb 23 1793 395
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Extracts from his Journal
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A Ci illectioo of his Remarks and detached Pieces on different Subjects
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TV Outlines of the History of the World
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Easai snr 1Etude de la Literature 625
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VI Critical Observations on the Design of the Sixth Book of the Eneid
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A Dissertation on the Subject of LHomme au Masque de Fer
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A Vindication of some Passages in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth
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An Address c
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Seite 108 - I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom, and, perhaps, the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future date of my History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious.
Seite 724 - And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer them.
Seite 107 - It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns in a berceau or covered, walk of acacias, which commands a prospect of the country, the lake, and the mountains. The air was temperate, the sky was serene, the silver orb of the moon was reflected from the waters, 1 Memoirs, p. 166. and all nature was silent.
Seite 278 - For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resign'd, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing lingering look behind?
Seite 4 - Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar school; and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used, and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill.
Seite 31 - What recks it them? What need they? They are sped; And, when they list, their lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But, swoln with wind and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread : Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said: But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more.
Seite 117 - I shall soon enter into the period which, as the most agreeable of his long life, was selected by the judgment and experience of the sage Fontenelle. His choice is approved by the eloquent historian of nature, who fixes our moral happiness to the mature season, in which our passions are supposed to be calmed, our duties fulfilled, our ambition satisfied, our fame and fortune established on a solid basis.
Seite 92 - The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise. Many experiments were made before I could hit the middle tone between a dull chronicle and a rhetorical declamation : three times did I compose the first chapter, and twice the second and third, before I was tolerably satisfied with their effect.
Seite 29 - To take up half on trust, and half to try, Name it not faith, but bungling bigotry. Both knave and fool the merchant we may call, To pay great sums, and to compound the small: For who would break with Heaven, and would not break for all?
Seite 82 - It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,* that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.

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