The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and Writings, Volume 1

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J. Murray, 1814 - English literature
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Contents

Principes des Poids des Monnoies et des Mesures des
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Mr Gibbon to Mr Holroyd May 16th 1772
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On the Character of Brutus Date uncertain
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Mr Gibbon to Mr Holroyd Dec 11th 1772
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Mr Gibbon to Mr Holroyd at Edinburgh
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On Mr Hurds Commentary on Horace Written Feb 1762
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Mr Gibbon to Mr HolroydAccount of
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Mr Gibbon to Mr Holroyd on Parliamentary
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Mr Gibbon to Mr HolroydPoliticalon sending
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Les Principales Epoques de lHistoire de la Grèce et
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Dr Jos Warton to Mr Gibbon on the first Volume
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Nomina Gentesque Antiquae Italiae Written 1763 1764
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Hon Horace Walpole to Mr Gibbon on Mr Gib
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Mr Gibbon to Mr HolroydMadame Neckers
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Mr Gibbon to Mr Holroyd on the Affairs
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Extrait de trois Mémoires de M LAbbé de la Bleterie
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XXXVH Mr Gibbon to Mr Holroyd on the American
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Remarques Critiques sur le Nombre des Habitans dans
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XCH Mr Gibbon to Dr Watson now Bishop of Llan
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Etruria
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of Mr Gibbons History Rue de Grammont
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Mr Gibbon to Mr Holroyd on the East India
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Relation des Noces de Charles Duc de Bourgogne avec
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Dr Robertson to Mr GibbonDr Robertsons
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Mr Gibbon to Mr HolroydAmerican Affairs
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Mr Gibbon to Mr HolroydAmerican Affairs
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Mr Gibbon to Mr HolroydParliamentarythe
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CXXVTL Mr Gibbon to Mr HolroydAmerican Affairs
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Dr Robertson to Mr Gibbon on Mr Gibbons
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Mr Gibbon to Mr HolroydAmerican Affairs
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CXXX1X Madame de Genlis to Mr Gibbon with a Copy
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Introduction à lHistoire générale de la République
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CXMil Mr Gibbon to Mrs Gibbon on the same Subject
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Dr Robertson to Mr Gibbon on the two new
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Dr Robertson to Mr Gibbon on continuing his His
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Mr Gibbon to Lord SheffieldResignationsNew
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An Inquiry whether a Catalogue of the Armies sent into
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Mr Gibbon to Lord Sheffield on his Depar
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Mr Gibbon to Lord SheffieldM Deyverdun
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Remarques touchant les Doutes Historiques sur la Vie et
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Mr Gibbon to Lord SheffieldComparison
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Mr Gibbon to Mrs Portenhis Friendship with
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flexionsAdmiration of Mr Pitts Firmness on Mr Greys
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Mr Gibbon to Lord SheffieldPoliticalMr
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Antiquities of the House of Brunswick Written 1790
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Mr Gibbon to Mrs GibbonAccount of his
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CCIIL Mr Gibbon to Lady Sheffieldeminent Persons
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Mr Gibbons Letter to the Honourable Miss Holroyd
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Mr Gibbon to Lady Elizabeth Foster now
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Mr Gibbon to Lord SheffieldContentment with
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The declining Health of M de Severy Desertion of
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Mr Gibbons intention of visiting Paris if possible in
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CCVIIL Mr Gibbon to Sir Stanier Portet on the same
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Lady Sheffields Death and Mr Gibbons immediate resolu
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Mr Gibbon to Lord Sheffield on the Conclusion
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Mr Gibbon to Lord SheffieldAttack of Gout
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Mr Gibbon to Lord Sheffield on his Tour with
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Mr Gibbon to Mrs Gibbon on the Riots in Lon
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Abstract of Mr Gibbons Will
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Mr Gibbon to Mrs GibbonDeath of M Dey
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His Epitaph written by Dr Parr
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Professor Heyné to M Gibbon recommending
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Madame Necker a M Gibbonrecommends
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continued Oct 12th 1756
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Madame Necker a M Gibbon on the Disputes
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Professor Iłrcitinger to Mr Gibbonon different
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Madame Necker a M Gibbon on the Murders
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Madame Necker a M Gibbon on her Daughters
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Professor Breitinger to Mr GibbonSubject con
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Mr Gibbon to Idy Elizabeth FosterDeath
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Dr Vincent to Mr Gibbon on the same Subject
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Mr Gibbon to Lord Auckland St Jamess
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Dr Cooke Dean of Ely and Provost of Kings
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from a Letter of Mr Mackenzies on the Publica
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Page 10 - Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar school; and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used, and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill.
Page 236 - That the influence of the crown had increased, was increasing, and ought to be diminished"; and Mr.
Page 218 - The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise. Many experiments were made before I could hit the middle tone between a dull chronicle and a rhetorical declamation: three times did I compose the first chapter, and twice the second and third, before I was tolerably satisfied with their effect.
Page 140 - ... thorough profligate in principle as in practice, his life stained with every vice. and his conversation full of blasphemy and indecency. These morals he glories in — for shame is a weakness he has long since surmounted. He told us himself, that in this time of public dissension he was resolved to make his fortune.
Page 222 - The favour of mankind is most freely bestowed on a new acquaintance of any original merit; and the mutual surprise of the public and their favourite is productive of those warm sensibilities, which at a second meeting can no longer be rekindled. If I listened to the music of praise, I was more seriously satisfied with the approbation of my judges. The candour of Dr. Robertson embraced his disciple. A letter from Mr. Hume overpaid the labour of ten years, but I have never presumed to accept a place...
Page 194 - After a sleepless night, I trod, with a lofty step, the ruins of the Forum; each memorable spot where Romulus stood, or Tully spoke, or Caesar fell, was at once present to my eye; and several days of intoxication were lost or enjoyed before I could descend to a cool and minute investigation.
Page 251 - He seemed to feel, and even to envy, the happiness of my situation while I admired the powers of a superior man, as they are blended in his attractive character with the softness and simplicity of a child.
Page 51 - The fellows or monks of my time were decent easy men, who supinely enjoyed the gifts of the founder : their days were filled by a scries of uniform form employments; the chapel and the hall, the coffee-house and the common room, till they retired, -weary and well satisfied, to a long slumber. From the toil of reading, or thinking, or writing, they had absolved their conscience...
Page 2 - A lively desire of knowing and of recording our ancestors so generally prevails, that it must depend on the influence of some common principle in the minds of men.
Page 196 - It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,* that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.

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