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" They held in their lifeless hands the riches of their fathers, without inheriting the spirit which had created and improved that sacred patrimony: they read, they praised, they compiled, but their languid souls seemed alike incapable of thought and action.... "
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Page 381
by Edward Gibbon, Rev. Henry Hart Milman - 1899
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 7

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805
...fathers, without inheriting the spirit which had created and improved that sacred patrimony: they read, they praised, they compiled, but their languid souls...of antiquity, and a succession of patient disciples became in their turn the dogmatic teachers of the next servile generation. Not a single composition...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 10

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1806
...fathers, without inheriting the spirit which had created and improved that sacred patrimony: They read, they praised, they compiled, but their languid souls...discovery was made to exalt the dignity or promote the hapVOL. X. M piness not her flatterer, may add with truth, ylarlxi ti%H AriauQttnu- The princess was...
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An abridgment of Mr. Gibbon's History of the decline and fall of ..., Volume 2

Edward Gibbon - 1807
...fhame of a degenerate people. They read, they praifed, they compiled ; but their languid foul feemed alike incapable of thought and action, In the revolution of ten centuries, not a fingle difcovery was made to exalt the dignity, or promote the happinefs of mankind : but the minds...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 10

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1811
...her preface to the Aleiiad, with Ducange'n notes). VOL X, >l CHAP, piness of mankind. Ndt a siftgle idea has been ' added to the speculative systems of antiquity, and a succession of patient disciples became in their turn the dogmatic teachers Of the next set vile generation. Not a single composition...
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Gibbon's History of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, repr ..., Volume 4

Edward Gibbon - 1826
...fathers, without inheriting the spirit which had created and improved that sacred patrimony : they read, they praised, they compiled, but their languid souls...of mankind. Not a single idea has been added to the spe• Anna Comnena may boast of her Greek style (To EXXigmfm if xxpot toTTouSaxwa), and Zonaras, her...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 7

Edward Gibbon - Rome - 1827
...languid souls seemed alike incapa- CHAP, ble of thought and action. In the revolution of ten L111' centuries, not a single discovery was made to exalt...antiquity ; and a succession of patient disciples became in their turn the dogmatic teachers of the next servile generation. Not a single composition...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 4

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1829
...spirit which had created and improved that sacred patrimony ; they read, they praised, they complied, but their languid souls seemed alike incapable of...of antiquity, and a succession of patient disciples became in their turn the dogmatic teachers of the next servile generation. Not a single composition...
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A History of the Church, from the Earliest Ages to the Reformation

George Waddington - Church history - 1831 - 738 pages
...models, the servility with which they copied without daring to emulate — though it be true that ' in the revolution of ten centuries not a single discovery...promote the happiness of mankind, not a single idea added to the speculative systems of antiquity' — yet was it something in those barren ages, to admire,...
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The World Displayed, in Its History and Geography: Embracing a History of ...

Royal Robbins - 1831
...revolution of ten centuries." says Gibbon, " not a sinsle discovery was made to exalt the dignily. or promote the happiness of mankind. Not a single...been added to the speculative systems of antiquity. Not a single composition of history, philosophy or literature, has been saved from oblivion by the...
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The world displayed, in its history and geography;: embracing a ..., Volumes 1-2

Royal Robbins - World geography - 1833
...have given a shock to learning and the arts. § " In the revolution of ten centuries," says Gibbon, " not a single discovery was made to exalt the dignity,...been added to the speculative systems of antiquity. Not a single composition of history, philoso phy or literature, has been saved from oblivion by the...
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