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... therefore dire&ted to institute schools, to appoint professors, and by the hopes
of rewards and privileges, to engage in the study and practice of archite&ture a
sufficient number of ingenious youths, who had received a liberal education *.
This multitude of abject dependents was interested in the support of the ačtual
government, from the dread of a revolution, which might at once confound their
hopes, and intercept the reward of their services. In this divine hierarchy (for such
... or at least the nobles of a monarchy, are animated by a sentiment of honour;
but the timid and luxurious inhabitants of a declining empire must be allured into
the service by the hopes of profit, or compelled by the dread of punishment.
... without reluctance the laws of justice, and the feelings of nature, to the dićtates
either of his passions or of his interest. - The same fortune which so invariably
followed the standard of Constantine, seemed to secure the hopes and comforts
A.D. 324. O&. 16. tented murmurs; while, from the opening virtues of his
successor, they fondly conceive the most unbounded hopes of private as well as
public felicity ". This dangerous popularity soon excited the attention of
Constantine, who, ...
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No I have not read the whole thing. About a quarter of it. It features spectacular English and wonderful irony. It is long, but not boring by any means. I learned more about how religion operates in ... Vollständige Rezension lesen