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" But the temper, as well as knowledge, of a modern historian require a more sober and accurate language. He may impress a juster image of the greatness of Rome by observing that the empire was above two thousand miles in breadth, from the wall of Antoninus... "
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Page 29
by Edward Gibbon - 1914
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 54

Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths - English imprints - 1776
...into fo many independent and hoftilc ilatrs. He obferves that the Roman Empire was above two thoufand miles in breadth, from the wall of Antoninus and the northern limits of Dacia, to Mount Atlas and the Tropic of Cancer ; that it extended, in length, more than three thoufand miles from the weftern...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 54

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1776
...into fo many independent and hoftile ftates. He obferves that the Roman Empire was above two tboufand miles in breadth, from the wall of Antoninus and the northern limits of Dacia, to Mount Atlas and the Tropic of Cancer; that it extended, in length, more than three thoufand miles from the weftern...
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THE MONTHLY REVIEW OR LITERARY JOURNAL VOL. LIV

SEVERAL HANDS - 1776
...into fo many independent and hoftile liâtes. He obferves that the Roman Empire was above two thoufand miles in breadth, from the wall of Antoninus and the northern limits of Dacia, to Mount Atlas and the Tropic of Cancer ; that it extended, in length, more than three thoufand miles from the weftern...
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The Elements of English Composition: Serving as a Sequel to the Study of Grammar

David Irving - English language - 1825 - 312 pages
...ofOtranto. This is not contrary to the rules of English grammar; but it is certainly inelegant and improper. But the temper, as well as knowledge, of a modern...historian, require a more sober and accurate language.— Gibbon's History of the Roman Empire. Magnus, with four thousand of his supposed accomplices, -were...
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The elements of English composition

David Irving - 1828
...Otranto. This is not contrary to the rules of English grammar, but it is certainly inelegant and improper. But the temper, as well as knowledge, of a modern historian, require a more sober and accurate language.—Gibbon's Hist, of the Roman Empire. Magnus, with four thousand of his supposed accomplices,...
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Roman antiquities: or, An account of the manners and customs of the Romans

Alexander Adam - 1835
...knowledge of the modern historian require a more sober and accurate language. He may imprue a juster idea of the greatness of Rome, by observing, that the empire was above 8000 miles in breadth, from the wall of Antoninus and the northern limits of Dacia to Mount Atlas and...
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A manual of Roman antiquities

Thomas Swinburne Carr - 1836
...islands were comprised within the Roman dominions." " We may observe that the empire was above 2,000 miles in breadth, from the wall of Antoninus and the northern limits of Dacia to Mount Atlas and the tropic of Cancer ; that it extended in length more than 3,000 miles, from the Western Ocean to...
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Ruins of ancient cities: with general and particular accounts of ..., Volume 2

Charles Bucke - History - 1841
...all that emperor's eastern acquisitions. The Roman empire, in the time of the Antonines, was about two thousand miles in breadth, from the wall of Antoninus...and the northern limits of Dacia, to Mount Atlas and the tropic of Cancer; and it extended in length more than three thousand miles, from the Western Ocean...
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The elements of English composition

David Irving - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1841
...Otranlo. This is not contrary to the rules of English grammar, but it is certainly inelegant and improper. But the temper, as well as knowledge, of a modern historian, require a more sober and accurate language.—Gibbon's Hist, of the Roman Empire. Magnus, with four thousand of his supposed accomplices,...
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The four prophetic empires, and the kingdom of the Messiah, an exposition of ...

Thomas Rawson Birks - 1844
...gradually usurped the licence of confounding the Roman monarchy with the globe of the earth. . . . That empire was above two thousand miles in breadth, from...and the northern limits of Dacia to Mount Atlas, and the tropic of Cancer. It extended, in length, more than three thousand mlks, fewa. the Western Ocean...
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