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 174 - life and victory to Charles, the most pious Augustus, crowned by " God the great and pacific emperor of the Romans...
Stran 258 - ... shame or reproach, but he was reduced to a narrow circle of existence, and deprived of those faithful mirrors which reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.
Stran 256 - 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 260 - The faith which, under the name of Islam,* he preached to his family and nation, is compounded of an eternal truth, and a necessary fiction, THAT THERE is ONLY ONE GOD, AND THAT MAHOMET IS THE APOSTLE OF GOD.
Stran 381 - 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 439 - of the Greeks agree with the hook of God, they are useless and " need not be preserved : if they disagree, they are pernicious and
Stran 318 - Ayesha, the best beloved of all his wives ; he fainted with the violence of pain ; recovering his spirits, he raised his eyes towards the roof of the house, and, with a steady look, though a faltering voice, uttered the last broken, though articulate, words : " O God ! pardon my sins Yes, I come, among my fellow-citizens on high :" and thus peaceably expired (AD 632.
Stran 288 - 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 259 - Mahomet that his prospect was far extended beyond the limits of the Arabian world. From every region of that solitary world the pilgrims of Mecca were annually assembled, by the calls of devotion and commerce; in the free concourse of multitudes, a simple citizen, in his native tongue, might study the political state and character of the tribes, the theory and practice of the Jews and Christians. Some useful strangers...
Stran 285 - 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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