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" A \A lively desire of knowing and of recording our ancestors so generally prevails, that it must depend on the influence of some common principle in the minds of men. "
Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq - Seite 2
von Edward Gibbon - 1825
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The Life of Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon - 1840 - 357 Seiten
...principle in the minds of men. We seem to have lived in the persons of our forefathers ; it is the labour and reward of vanity to extend the term of this ideal...and we fill up the silent vacancy that precedes our hirth, by associating ourselves to the authors of our existence. Our calmer judgment will rather tend...
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The life of Edward Gibbon [by himself] with selections from his ...

Edward Gibbon - 1840
...principle in the minds of men. We seem to have lived in the persons of our forefathers ; it is the labour and reward of vanity to extend the term of this ideal...an hundred years may be allotted to an individual 5 but we step forward beyond death with such hopes as religion and philosophy will suggest; and we...
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The Life of Edward Gibbon: With Selections from His Correspondence, and ...

Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman - 1840 - 357 Seiten
...principle in the minds of men. We seem to have lived in the persons of our forefathers ; it is the labour and reward of vanity to extend the term of this ideal...active to enlarge the narrow circle in which Nature has confmed us. Fifty or an hundred years may be allotted to an individual ; but we step forward beyond...
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The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany

1844
...nature which induces us to feel as if we had lived in the persons of our ancestors. It is " the labour and reward of vanity to extend the term of this ideal longevity j" and the subject of this memoir, possessing all the advantages of family papers and records, was...
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Autobiography: Illus. from His Letters, with Occasional Notes and Narratives

Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 Seiten
...principle in the minds of men. We seem to have lived in the persons of our forefathers ; it is the labor and reward of vanity to extend the term of this ideal...narrow circle in which nature has confined us. Fifty or a hundred years may be allotted to an individual, but we step forwards beyond death with such hopes...
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The Auto-biography of Edward Gibbon, Esq: Illustrated from His Letters, with ...

Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 Seiten
...principle in the minds of men. We seem to have lived in the persons of our forefathers ; it is the labor and reward of vanity to extend the term of this ideal...narrow circle in which nature has confined us. Fifty or a hundred years may be allotted to an individual, but we step forwards beyond death with such hopes...
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The Patrician, Band 4

John Burke, Bernard Burke - 1847
...principle in the minds of men. We seem to have lived in the persons of our forefathers ; it is the labour and reward of vanity to extend the term of this ideal...narrow circle in which Nature has confined us. Fifty or a hundred years may be allotted to an individual ; but we step forwards beyond death with such hopes...
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Memoirs of Tobias Rustat, yeoman of the robes to king Charles ii

William Hewett - 1849
...principle in the minds of men. " We seem to have lived in the persons of our forefathers : it is the labour and reward of vanity to extend the term of this ideal longevity, and we fill up the silent vacancy that precedes our birth by associating ourselves to the authors of...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, Band 1

Edward Gibbon - 1854
...principle in the minds of men. We seem to have lived in the persons of our forefathers ; it is the labour and reward of vanity to extend the term of this ideal...precedes our birth, by associating ourselves to the i This passage is found in one only of the six sketches, and in that which seems to have been the first...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with notes by ...

Edward Gibbon - 1854
...principle in the minds of men. We seem to have lived in the persons of our forefathers ; it is the labour and reward of vanity to extend the term of this ideal...precedes our birth, by associating ourselves to the 1 This passage is found in one only of the six sketches, and in that which seeing to have been the...
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