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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Page 146
by Edward Gibbon - 1805
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Rome - 1851
...and manned with the veterans of Italy and Greece, long practised in the arts and perils of the sou. Their weight was directed to sink or scatter the weak...rescued by the Genoese ; but the Turks, in a distant and a closer attack, were twice repulsed with considerable loss. Mahomet himself sat on horseback on the...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon, Guizot (François, M.) - Byzantine Empire - 1855
...weak obstacles that impeded their passage ; their artillery swept the waters ; their liquid fire waa poured on the heads of the adversaries, who, with...approach them ; and the winds and waves are always 011 the side of the ablest navigator. In this conflict, the imperial vessel, which had been almost...
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Turkey, ancient and modern: a history of the Ottoman Empire from the period ...

Robert William Fraser - History - 1854 - 540 pages
...passage — their artillery swept the waters — their liquid fire was poured on the heads of their adversaries, who, with the design of boarding, presumed...conflict the imperial vessel, which had been almost INCIDENTS OF THE SIEGE. 75 overpowered, was rescued by the Genoese ; but the Turks, in a distant and...
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A mother's portrait: a memorial [to E. Jobson] with sketches of Wesleyan life

Frederick James Jobson, Elizabeth Jobson - 1855
...was surprising how all things seemed to submit to her, and to serve her purposes. It is said, that "the winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators ; " and she seemed to possess the power of making all things her servants. I have often heard it said...
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The Evidences Against Christianity, Volume 1

John Shertzer Hittell - Free thought - 1857
...over the prevalence of so base a superstition. God's will is not now shown in storms, or lot-casting. "The* winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators" — not of the most pious captains. " Iff two men travel on the same rond, the one to rob, the other...
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The servant of his generation. A tribute to the memory of the rev. Jabez ...

Frederick James Jobson - 1858
...must ply the oar, not only in the calm, but against wind and tide. It is said proverbially, that " the winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators." And it is true that a man of energy usually makes all things, however uncontrollable by others, submit...
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Engelske forfattere i udvalg. med biografiske indeldminger og oplysende ...

Jakob Olaus Løkke - 1875
...Turks have acknowledged, that if God had given them the earth, he had left the sea to the infidels; and a series of defeats, a rapid progress of decay,...rescued by the Genoese; but the Turks, in a distant and a closer attack, were twice repulsed with considerable loss. Mahomet himself sat on horseback on the...
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Familiar quotations ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1875 - 864 pages
...execute.2 Kid. Ch. xlviii. Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery. y&a". Ch. xlix. The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. Md. Ch. Ixviii. 1 L'histoiren'cstquele tableau des crimes Ql des malheurs. — Voltaire, L Jngfnu,...
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Ahn's Fourth German Book: Being the Fourth Division of Ahn's Rudiments of ...

Franz Ahn - German language - 1876 - 180 pages
...sun does not shine for a few trees, but for the wide world's joy. This book is not mine, but yours. The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. There was once a very little boy, and his name was George; but be thought hirnselften times bigger...
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