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Page 519 - body, the existence of a Supreme Being and the immortality of the soul were finally acknowledged. The goddess of Reason, under the form of a woman, was placed on the altars of the living God, and received the homage of the insensate populace.
Page 136 - the unworthy successors of Augustus :— " Their unparalleled vices, and the splendid theatre on which they were acted, have saved them from oblivion. The dark, unrelenting Tiberius, the furious Caligula, the feeble Claudius, the profligate and cruel Nero, the beastly Vitellius, and the timid, inhuman
Page 136 - condemned to everlasting infamy. During fourscore years (excepting only the short and doubtful respite of Vespasian's reign), Rome groaned beneath an unremitting tyranny, which exterminated the ancient families of the republic, and was fatal to almost every virtue and every talent that arose in that unhappy period.
Page 237 - He whose heart," says Southey, " is not excited upon the spot which a martyr has sanctified by his sufferings, or at the grave of one who has largely benefited mankind, must be more inferior to the multitude in his moral, than he can possibly be raised above them in his intellectual nature.
Page 215 - has immortalized his name, and may justly be reckoned among those few battles of which a contrary event would have essentially varied the drama of the world in all its subsequent
Page 276 - The nobles burnt all the towns :—thou mightest go a whole day's journey and not find a man sitting in a town, nor an acre of land tilled. Wretched men starved of hunger : to till the ground was to plough the sands of the sea.
Page 292 - more than as confirmation or commentary ; and if every subsequent law were to be swept away, there would still remain the bold features that distinguish a free from a despotic monarchy.
Page 140 - were covered over with the skins of wild beasts, that they might be torn to pieces by dogs ; some were crucified, while others, having been daubed over with combustible materials, were set up for lights in the night-time, and thus burnt to death.
Page 218 - affords a solitary resting-place between two long periods of turbulence and ignominy, deriving the advantages of contrast both from those of the preceding dynasty, and of a posterity for whom he had formed an empire which they were unworthy and unequal to maintain.