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" Phalaris, p. 487) might justly, though quaintly, observe that "you feel, by the emptiness and deadness of them, that you converse with some dreaming pedant, with his elbow on his desk ". 57 His birth is assigned to the year 314. "
The Works of Richard Bentley - Page 86
by Richard Bentley, Sir Isaac Newton - 1836
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 3

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1804
...487.) might justly, thnugh quaintly, observe, that " you feel by the emptiness and deadness of tiiem, that you converse with " some dreaming pedant, with his elbow on his desk." tator of the triumph of Christianity; and his bigotry, CHAP. which darkened the prospect of the visible...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 4

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1811
...Phaiaris, p. 487) might justly, though quaintly, observe, that " you feel by the emptiness ami " cieadness of them, that you converse with some dreaming pedant, *' with his elbow on his desk." d His birth is assigned to the year 314. He mentions the seventysixth year of his age, (AD 390), and...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, Volume 3

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1816
...yet Dr. Bentley (Dissertation upon Phala'ris, p. 487.) might justly though quaintly, observe, that, " you feel by the emptiness and deadness of them, that...some dreaming pedant, with his elbow on his desk." 27 His birth is assigned to the year 314. He mentions the seventy-sixth year of his age (AD 390.),...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 2

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1831
...yet Dr. Bentley (Dissertation upon Phalaris, p. 487,) might justly, though quaintly, observe, that, " you feel by the emptiness and deadness of them, that you converse with some dreaming pedant, with bin elbow on bis desk." (27) His birth is assigned to the year 314. He mentions the seventy-sixth year...
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History of Letter-writing: From the Earliest Period to the Fifth Century

William Roberts - Greek letters - 1843 - 700 pages
...return to those again, you feel, by the itiness and deadness of them, that you converse with some ming pedant, with his elbow on his desk ; not with an active ambitious tyrant, with his hand upon his sword, commanding a million of subjects." That we find in Cicero's letters lively characters...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 2

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1843
...I'li.-ilaris, p. 487.) might justly, though quaintly, observe, that, " you Yeel b; the emptiness and deadliest of them, that you converse with some dreaming pedant, with his elbow OL his desk." (27) His birth is assiirn«! to the year 314. He mentions the eevcnty-sixth year of his...
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A history of England in the lives of Englishmen, Volume 4

George Godfrey Cunningham - Great Britain - 1853
...that when reading this pseudo-Phalaris, " you feel, by the emptiness and deadness of his production, that you converse with some dreaming pedant, with...elbow on his desk ; not with an active, ambitious fyrant, with his hand on his sword, commanding a million of subjects." Finally, he argues against the...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with notes by ...

Edward Gibbon - 1854
...brevity; yet Dr. Bentley (Dissertation upon Phalaris, p. 487) might justly though quaintly observe that "you feel, by the emptiness and deadness " of them,...converse with some dreaming pedant, with his elbow en his " desk." 17 His birth is assigned to the year 314. He mentions [Ep. 866] the seventy-sixth year...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 3

Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman, Guizot (M., François), Sir William Smith - Byzantine Empire - 1862
...emptiness and deadnes1 of them, that you converse with some dreaming pedant, with his elbow „„ M, you converse with some dreaming pedant, with his elbow on his ' desk. 27 His birth is assigned to the year 314. He mentions [Ep. 866] the seventy-sixth year of his age (AD...
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Judas Iscariot and other writings

Thomas De Quincey - 1863 - 333 pages
...prejudiced. And the actual result is, that every reader of sense heartily accedes to Bentley's sentence — "You feel, by the emptiness and deadness of them,...converse with some dreaming pedant with his elbow on his deskj not with an active, ambitious tyrant, with his hand on his sword, commanding a million of subjects."...
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