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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 Autobiographies of Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon - 1896 - 435 Seiten
...authors of our existence. [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 few there are who can sincerely despise in others an advantage of which they are secretly ambitious...
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Historic Studies in Vaud, Berne, and Savoy: From Roman Times to ..., Band 2

John Meredith Read - 1897 - 31 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 longevity. . . . For my own part, could I draw my pedigree from a general, a statesman, or a celebrated author,...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon - 1898 - 279 Seiten
...generally prevails, that it must depend upon the influence of some common principle in the minds of men. Our imagination is always active to enlarge the narrow...hundred years may be allotted to an individual, but we stretch forward beyond death with such hopes as religion and philosophy will suggest, and we fill up...
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Wedderburn Book: A History of the Wedderburns in the Counties of ..., Band 1

Alexander Dundas Ogilvy Wedderburn - 1898
...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. . . . Our calmer judgment will rather tend to moderate than to suppress the pride of an ancient and worthy race....
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The Wedderburn Book: A History of the Wedderburns in the Counties of ..., Band 1

Alexander Dundas Ogilvy Wedderburn - 1898
...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. . . . Our calmer judgment will rather tend to moderate than to suppress the pride of an ancient and worthy race....
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon - 1898 - 279 Seiten
...authors of our existence. 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 longevity, and few there are who can sincerely despise in others an advantage of which they are secretly ambitious...
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The Memoirs of the Life of Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon - 1900
...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...years may be allotted to a'n individual, but we step l forwards beyond death with such hopes as religion and philosophy will suggest ; and we fill up the...
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History of Christianity: Comprising All that Relates to the Progress of the ...

Edward Gibbon, Peter Eckler - 1916 - 86 Seiten
...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...years may be allotted to an individual, but we step " forwards beyond death with such hopes as religion and philoso" phy will suggest ; and we fill up...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Band 1

Benjamin Franklin - 1916
...in the persons of our forefathers ; it is the labor and reward of vanity to extend the term of thii ideal longevity. Our imagination is always active...circle- in which nature has confined us. Fifty or a hundred years may be allotted to an individual; but we step forward beyond death with such hopes...
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The Family of Early: Which Settled Upon the Eastern Shore of Virginia and ...

Ruth Hairston Early - 1920 - 328 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...the narrow circle in which nature has confined us. We fill up the silent vacancy that precedes our birth by associating ourselves to the authors of our...
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