The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and Writings

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B. Blake, 1837 - 848 Seiten
 

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Personal reflections on Mr Gibbons situation Mr de Severys death Reflec
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206
tish
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The Same to the Same May 2 1775
263
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276
LETTER Page 105 Mr Gibbon to Mr Holroyd Feb 28 1778
290
The Same to the Same June 12 1778
292
The Same to the Same Spanish preparations Sept 25 1778
293
114 Dr Watson to Mr Gibbon Jan 14 1779
294
Dr Robertson to Mr Gibbon On his vindication March 10 1779
295
The Same to the Same May 1779
296
The Same to the Same On being appointed Lord of Trade July 2 1779
297
Mr Gibbon to Mr Holroyd On his election for Coventry Feb 7 1780
298
The Same to the Same Lord George Gordon June 6 1780
299
The Same to the Same The same subject June 10 1780
300
The Same to the Same Nov 28 1780
301
Mr Gibbon to Lady Sheffield 1781
303
Lord Hardwicke to the Same Sept 20 1781
304
136 Dr Robertson to the Same With a character of Hayleys Essay on His tory Nov 6 1781
305
The Same to the Same Change in the ministry character of Mr Hayleys poetry July 3 1782
306
The Same to Lord Sheffield New administration 1782
307
The Same to the Same Political Oct 14 1782
308
The Same to the Same Jan 17 1783
309
145 Dr Priestley to Mr Gibbon In answer Feb 3 1783
310
Mr Gibbon to Dr Priestley Feb 6 1783
312
149 Dr Priestley to Mr Gibbon Feb 25 1783
313
Mr Deyverdun to Mr Gibbon In answer June 10 1783
316
152 Mr Gibbon to Mr Deyverdun Upon the same subject June 24 1783
321
Mr Deyverdun to Mr GibbonsIn answer
326
155 Mr Gibbon to Lord Sheffield Upon his intention of quitting England July 10 1783
328
lº The Same to Mr Deyverdun July 31 1783
329
lºſ The Same to Lord Sheffield Aug 18 1783
331
LETTER Page 159 Mr Deyverdun to Mr Gibbon Aug 20 1783
332
Mr Gibbon to Lord Sheffield Aug 22 1783
333
The Same to Lady Sheffield Aug 30 1783
334
The Same to Mr Deyverdun Sept 9 1783
335
The Same to the Same Sept 12 1783
336
The Same to the Same From Dover and Boulogne Sept 17 1783
337
The Same to Lord Sheffield June 19 1784
355
The Same to Lady Sheffield Extraordinary persons at Lausanne M Necker
356
able
360
The Same to the Same On the report of Mr Gibbons death English at Lausanne Sept 5 1785
363
The Same to the Same Some account of his studies Jan 17 1786
367
The Same to Sir Stanier Porten On the same subject May 12 1786
369
The Same to Lord Sheffield Observations on Lord Sheffields publications c July 22 1786
370
The Same 6 Mr Cadell On his three last volumes Dec 16 1786
372
The Same to Lord Sheffield On the same subject the commercial treaty and Caroline de Lichfield Jan 20 1787
373
The Same to Mr Cadell Feb 24 1787
376
The Same to the Same July 21 1787
378
The Same to Lady Sheffield Dec 18 1787
379
Dr Robertson to Mr Gibbon Feb 27 1788
380
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381
The Same to the Same Hastingss Trial Sheridans Speech June 1788
382
Dec 10 1788
383
The Same to Lady Porten On Sir Stanier Portens death June 27 1789
384
The Same to the Same April 27 1791
386
The Same to Mrs Gibbon French Affairs Emigrants May 18 1791
387
210 The Same to Lord Feb 23 1793
395
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403
test
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The Authors Introduction
438
Examination of Longinuss Treatise upon the Sublime
445
Some account of Mademoiselle Curchod afterwards Madame Necker Reflec
446
Some account of Mr Gibbons studies at Lausanne preparatory to his Italian
457
Extracts from his Journal
462
7
495
A Collection of his Remarks and detached Pieces on different subjects
559
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568
11
639
17
648
19
668
Critical Observations on the Design of the Sixth Book of the AEneid
670
43
686
A Dissertation on the Subject of LHomme au Masque de Fer
693
Chapters of the History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman
713
71
734
An Address c
834

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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 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 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 fate of my History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious.
Seite 722 - 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 3 - Who builds a church to God, and not to Fame, Will never mark the marble with his name : Go, search it there, where to be born and die, Of rich and poor makes all the history ; Enough, that Virtue fill'd the space between ; Prov'd by the ends of being, to have been.
Seite 55 - The perfect composition, the nervous language, the well-tuned periods of Dr. Robertson, inflamed me to the ambitious hope that I might one day tread in his footsteps : the calm philosophy, the careless inimitable beauties of his friend and rival, often forced me to close the volume with a mixed sensation of delight and despair.
Seite 82 - October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,7 that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.
Seite 4 - It will be proved to thy face that thou hast men about thee that usually talk of a noun and a verb, and such abominable words as no Christian ear can endure to hear.
Seite 760 - The religion of the nations was not merely a speculative doctrine professed in the schools or preached in the temples. The innumerable deities and rites of polytheism were closely interwoven with every circumstance of business or pleasure, of public or of private life; and it seemed impossible to escape the observance of them, without, at the same time, renouncing the commerce of mankind, and all the offices and amusements of society.
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, and all nature was silent.

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