The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Količina 9

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Vernor, Hood, & Sharpe, 1806
 

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Ah, the paradoxes of contemporary publishing: Gibbon is generally divided into three books, with two 'volumes' per book; here we have volumes three and four. That makes perfectly good sense, on the ... Celotno mnenje

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Stran 166 - life and victory to Charles, the most pious Augustus, crowned by " God the great and pacific emperor of the Romans...
Stran 311 - In the support of truth, the arts of fraud and fiction may be deemed less criminal; and he would have started at the foulness of the means, had he not been satisfied of the importance and justice of the end.
Stran 244 - According to the tradition of his companions, Mahomet was distinguished by the beauty of his person, an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused. Before he spoke, the orator engaged on his side the affections of a public or private audience. They applauded his commanding presence, his majestic aspect, his piercing eye, his gracious smile, his flowing beard, his countenance that painted every sensation of the soul, and his gestures that enforced each expression...
Stran 369 - Destroy NO palm-trees, nor burn any fields of corn. Cut down no fruit trees, nor do any mischief to cattle, only such as you kill to eat. When you make any covenant or article, stand to it, and be as good as your word.
Stran 250 - In the author of the universe his rational enthusiasm confessed and adored an infinite and eternal being, without form or place, without issue or similitude, present to our most secret thoughts, existing by the necessity of his own nature, and deriving from himself all moral and intellectual perfection.
Stran 306 - Yes, I come, among my " fellow-citizens on high;" and thus peaceably expired on a carpet spread upon the floor.
Stran 276 - At the dead of night, accompanied by his friend Abubeker, he silently escaped from his house : the assassins watched at the door, but they were deceived by the figure of Ali, who reposed on the bed, and was covered with the green vestment of the apostle.
Stran 307 - An expedition for the conquest of Syria was stopped by this mournful event; the army halted at the gates of Medina ; the chiefs were assembled round their dying master.
Stran 277 - There is a third,' replied the prophet; 'it is God himself.' No sooner was the pursuit abated than the two fugitives issued from the rock and mounted their camels; on the road to Medina, they were overtaken by the emissaries of the Koreish; they redeemed themselves with prayers and promises from their hands. In this eventful moment the lance of an Arab might have changed the history of the world.
Stran 273 - Spare your remonstrances,' replied the intrepid fanatic to his uncle and benefactor ; ' if they should place the sun on my right hand, and the moon on my left, they should not divert me from my course.

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