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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 Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

Mottoes - 1896 - 1178 pages
...760. All in the Downs the fleet was moor'd. d. GAY Sweet William's Farewell to Black-Eyed Susan, pleasures in this vale of pain, That dazzle as they fade. . SCOTT e. GIBBON Decline and Fall nf the Roman Empire. Ch. LXVIII. Though pleas'd to see the dolphins...
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Higher Lessons in English: A Work on English Grammar and Composition ..., Book 2

Alonzo Reed, Brainerd Kellogg - English language - 1896 - 462 pages
...ANALYSIS. 1. By the streets of By-and-by,* one arrives at the house of Never. Spanish Proverb. 2. The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. Gibbon. 3. The axis of the earth sticks out visibly through the center of each and every town or...
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The Rand-McNally English Grammar and Composition

William D. Hall - English language - 1898 - 312 pages
...neighbor whether the country shall be saved. 4. He demanded if he would accept. 5. Gibbon says that the winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. 139. From the foregoing illustrations it will be seen that the various grammatical changes often required...
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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon, Rev. Henry Hart Milman - Rome - 1899
...destitute of cannon ; and since courage arise* in a great measure from the consciousness of strength v tbV bravest of the Janizaries might tremble on a new element....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 Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events of All ..., Volume 8

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Frank Weitenkampf, John Porter Lamberton - Biography - 1900
...ships were guided by skillful pilots, and manned with the veterans of Italy and Greece, long practiced in the arts and perils of the sea. Their weight was...overpowered, was rescued by the Genoese ; but the Tarks, in a distant and closer attack, were twice repulsed, with considerable loss. Mohammed, himself,...
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An address delivered before the Naval war college, Newport, Rhode Island, at ...

Frank Warren Hackett - History - 1900 - 9 pages
...is to be in truth a sailor. The aphorism of better than a century ago has not lost its point, that "The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators." Your officer is to carry a stout heart shrink from nothing take the risk. He must harbor a...
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A Modern English Grammar

Huber Gray Buehler - English language - 1900 - 300 pages
...conscious of none. 18. To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step toward knowledge. 19. The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. 20. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat. 21. To be prepared for...
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A New English Grammar for Schools: Being a Revised Edition of "A Practical ...

Thomas Wadleigh Harvey - English language - 1900 - 277 pages
...without honor save in his own country and in his own house. 12. Man shall not live by bread alone. 13. The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigator. 14. The days of peace and slumberous calm are fled. 15. The rich man's son inherits land,...
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The Era Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, Volume 10

Literary Criticism - 1902
...favors the heaviest battalions. "Letter to M. le Riche," February, 177o. A paraphrase occurs in Gibbon: The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," Ch. LXVIII. [222] Can Sir Oracle inform me whowas the author...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

Quotations - 1903 - 1158 pages
...hand to execute.3 chap. xlmii. Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery. Chap. xlix. The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.4 chap. txriii. Vicissitudes of fortune, which spares neither man nor the proudest of his...
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