Miscellaneous Works of Edw. Gibbon: With Memoirs of His Life and Writings, Composed by Himself, Band 5


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Seite 19 - There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws, therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer them.
Seite 254 - I would gladly enumerate the important questions in which he has rectified my old opinions concerning the migrations of the Scythic or German nation from the neighbourhood of the Caspian and the Euxine to Scandinavia, the eastern coasts of Britain, and the shores of the Atlantic ocean.
Seite 20 - And the king said unto Haman, The silver is given to thee, the people also, to do with them as it seemeth good to thee.
Seite 132 - His ancestors had been invested with the powerful duchies of Bavaria and Saxony, which extended far beyond their limits in modern geography : from the Baltic Sea to the confines of Rome they were obeyed, or respected, or feared...
Seite 182 - ... two hundred thousand English acres. If such a mass of landed property were now accumulated on the head of an Italian nobleman, the annual revenue might satisfy the largest demands of private luxury or avarice, and the fortunate owner would be rich in the improvement of agriculture, the manufactures of industry, the refinement of taste, and the extent of commerce. But the barbarism of the eleventh . century diminished the income, and aggravated the expense, of the Marquis of Este.
Seite 133 - The genius and studies of Leibnitz have ranked his name with the first philosophic names of his age and country ; but his reputation, perhaps, would be more pure and permanent, if he had not ambitiously grasped the whole circle of human science.
Seite 255 - ... of reward; we have discussed, in several conversations, every material point that relates to the general plan and arrangement of the work; and I can only complain of his excessive docility to the opinions of a man much less skilled in the subject than himself.
Seite 251 - But a multitude of obstacles and delays seems to have impeded the progress of the undertaking; and the Historians of France had only attained to the twelfth century, and the thirteenth volume, when a general deluge overwhelmed the country, and its ancient inhabitants.
Seite 252 - I have the satisfaction of knowing that he will not be displeased with the freedom and sincerity of a friend. The impulse of a vigorous mind urged him, at an early age, to write and to print, before his taste and judgment had attained to their maturity.
Seite 133 - Yet the philosopher betrayed his love of union and toleration ; his faith in revelation was accused, while he proved the Trinity by the principles of logic ; and in the defence of the attributes and providence of the Deity, he was suspected of a secret correspondence with his adversary Bayle.

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