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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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A Record of the Logan Family of Charleston, South Carolina

George William Logan - 1923 - 70 Seiten
...minds of men. We seem to have liverl in the persons of our forefathers — it is the labour and the 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 forward. beyond death, with such hopes...
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Gibbon's Solitude: The Inward World of the Historian

W. B. Carnochan - 1987 - 225 Seiten
...dreaming. "Our imagination," he wrote in the autobiography as he set out to uncover his ancestral origins, "is always active to enlarge the narrow circle in which Nature has confined us" (M, 3). In the Decline and Fall, Gibbon strove to enlarge the narrow circle of our confined experience...
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Flesh in the Age of Reason

Roy Porter - 2003 - 573 Seiten
...and the recognition of one's wider place in time and space, within the grand scheme of things: 194 Our imagination is always active to enlarge the narrow...has confined us. Fifty or an hundred years may be alotted to an individual; but we stretch forwards beyond death with such hopes as Religion and Philosophy...
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Calendar

University of St. Andrews - 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...narrow 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 Universal Magazine, Band 98

1796
...principle in the minds of rnen. We feem to have lived in the pcrfons of ojr forefathers ; it is the labour and reward of vanity to extend the term of this ideal longevity. Our imagination is always aftivc to enlarge the narrow circl-j in which nature has confined us. Fifty or a hundred years may...
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The Works of Edward Gibbon, Band 13

Edward Gibbon - 1907
...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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