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" 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... "
Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing Lives Ever ... - Seite 257
1830
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 8

Edward Gibbon - 1805
...the past is no more; and our prospect of futurity is dark and doubtful. This day may posslblii be my last: but the laws of probability, so true in general,...fallacious in particular, still allow about fifteen years.f I shall soon enter into that period which, as the most agreeable of his long life, was selected...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Band 1

Edward Gibbon - 1814
...the past is no more ; and our prospect of futurity is dark and doubtful. This day may possibly be my last : but the laws of probability, so true in general,...selected by the judgment and experience of the sage Fonfancy with the hopes of charming ages yet to come. Foretcl me that some tender maid, whose grandmother...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1814
...true in general, so fallacious in particular, still allow me about fifteen yeart>. I shall soon enter the period which, as the most agreeable of his long life, was selected by the judgement and experience of the sage Fontenelle.'' But the sage Fontenelle said so upon the retrospect,...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Band 1

Edward Gibbon - 1825
...the past is no more ; and our prospect of futurity is dark and doubtful. This day may possibly be my last ; but the laws of probability, so true in general,...eloquent historian of nature, who fixes our moral happmess to the mature season in which our passions are supposed to be calmed, our duties fulfilled,...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 6

Edward Gibbon - 1826
...the past is no more ; and our prospect of futurity is dark and doubtful. This day may possibly be my last : but the laws of probability, so true in general,...fallacious in particular, still allow about fifteen years, t I shall soon enter into that period which, as the mo»t agreeable of his long life, was selected...
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Letters from an Absent Brother: Containing Some Account of the Tour ..., Band 2

Daniel Wilson - 1827
...that death was distant, are apparent from the following passage : — " This day may possibly be my last; but the laws of probability, so true in general,...fallacious in particular, still allow about fifteen years." He wrote this sentence some time in the year 1788 ; but instead of fifteen years of life, he expired...
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The miscellaneous works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: with memoirs of his life and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1837 - 848 Seiten
...common jSuccesSi Perhaps the golden mediocrity of my fortune has contributed to fortify my application. The present is a fleeting moment, the past is no more...nature, who fixes our moral happiness to the mature season in wliich our passions are supposed to be calmed, our duties fulfilled, our ambition satisfied,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon, John Holroyd Earl of Sheffield - 1837 - 848 Seiten
...the past is no more ; and our prospect of futurity is dark and doubtful. This day may possibly be my last : but the laws of probability, so true in general,...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,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1837 - 848 Seiten
...the past is no more ; and our prospect of futurity is dark and doubtful. This day may possibly be my last : but the laws of probability, so true in general,...nature, who fixes our moral happiness to the mature season hi which our passions are supposed to be calmed, our duties fulfilled, our ambition satisfied,...
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Juvenal

Juvenal - 1837 - 58 Seiten
...expressly advocated the autumn, though not the winter of life. " I am now entering," says Gibbon, " that period, which, as the most agreeable of his long life,...choice is approved by the eloquent historian of nature, Buffon, who fixes our moral happiness to the mature season in which our passions are supposed to be...
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