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Franklin Place, <so/SPNot more than THR E E volumes shall be taken out at the
same time, and no Books shall be permitted to be taken or used, but by the owner
of a share, or his family. For the first year after the admission of a Book, a fine of ...
... when he meditated the fiege of Constantinople': but the Turkish conqueror was
most probably ignorant, that near two thousand years before his reign, Darius
had chosen the same fituation to connect the two continents by a bridge of boats”.
must undoubtedly be all of the same species ; but it seems impossible to
reconcile them either with truth or with each other. 16. The oblique distance
between Cestus and Abydus was thirty stadia. The improbable tale of Hero and
Leander is ...
All the European travellers who have visited Constantinople, from Buondelmonte
to Pocock, describe it in the same place, and almost in the same manmer; the
differences between them are occasioned only by the injuries which it has ...
371.) has evidently mistaken the nature of these estates. With a grant from the
Imperial demesnes, the same condition was accepted as a favour which would
justly have been deemed a hardship, if it had been imposed upon private
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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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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1995