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" The genuine character of Alexius is lost in a vague constellation of virtues ; and the perpetual strain of panegyric and apology awakens our jealousy to question the veracity of the historian, and the merit of the hero. We cannot, however, refuse her... "
Waverley Novels - Page 2
by Walter Scott - 1887
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 9

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1811
...important remark, that the disorders of the times were the misfortune and the glory of Alexius; afld that every calamity which can afflict a declining...Turks had spread, from Persia to the Hellespont, the reiffnof thelCoran and theCrescent: tlreWestwas 0 invaded by the adventurous valour of the Normans...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1821
...panegyric and apology awakens our jealousy, to question the veracity of the historian and the merit of the hero. We cannot however refuse her judicious and important...east, the victorious Turks had spread, from Persia to Hellespont, the reign of the Koran and the crescent: the west was invaded by the adventurous valour...
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Count Robert of Paris and Castle Dangerous

Sir Walter Scott - Covenanters - 1832 - 330 pages
...We cannot, however, refuse her judicious and im-, portant remark, that the disorders of the times i2 were the misfortune and the glory of Alexius; and...justice of Heaven and the vices of his predecessors." — GIBBON'S Roman Empire, vol. ix. page 83, foot-note. The Princess accordingly feels the utmost assurance,...
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Count Robert of Paris and Castle Dangerous

Sir Walter Scott - Covenanters - 1832 - 330 pages
...hero. We cannot, however, refuse her judicious and important remark, that the disorders of the times i2 were the misfortune and the glory of Alexius ; and...justice of Heaven and the vices of his predecessors." — GIBBON'S Roman Empire, vol. ix. page 83, foot-note. The Princess accordingly feels the utmost assurance,...
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Count Robert of Paris and Castle Dangerous

Sir Walter Scott - Covenanters - 1832 - 330 pages
...hero. We cannot, however, refuse her judicious and important remark, that the disorders of the times i2 were the misfortune and the glory of Alexius; and...reign by the justice of Heaven and the vices of his predecessors."—GIBBON'S Roman Empire, vol. ix. page 83, foot-note. The Princess accordingly feels...
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Count Robert of Paris and Castle Dangerous

Sir Walter Scott - Covenanters - 1832 - 330 pages
...important remark, that the disorders of the times i2 ' were the misfortune and the glory of Alexius j and that every calamity which can afflict a declining...justice of Heaven and the vices of his predecessors." — GIBBON'S Roman Empire, vol. ix. page 83, foot-note. The Princess accordingly feels the utmost assurance,...
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Mémoires d'un homme enfermé comme aliéné

Guillaume Monod - 1838 - 229 pages
...(AnneComnène) judicious remark that the disordersof ihe times were the misfbrtune of Alexius; and thatevery calamity which can afflict a declining empire, was accumulated on his reign by the justice of Ileaven and the vices of his predecessors. IntheEast, thevictorious Turks had spread f'rom Persia to...
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Joan of Arc. Margaret of Anjou. Lady Jane Grey. Anna Comnena

George Payne Rainsford James - Women - 1839
...times," she says, in a passage translated by Gibbon, "were the misfortune and glory of Alexius; and every calamity which can afflict a declining empire...justice of Heaven and the vices of his predecessors." The Turks had carried their victorious arms from Persia to the Hellespont ; and Italy was nearly subjected...
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Waverley novels. (Abbotsford ed.).

sir Walter Scott (bart [novels, collected]) - 1847
...panegyric and apology awakens our jealousy to question the veracity of the historian, and the merit of the hero. We cannot, however, refuse her judicious and...justice of Heaven and the vices of his predecessors." — GIBBON'S Roman Empire, vol. ix. p. 83, foot-note. The Princess accordingly feels the utmost assurance,...
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Tales of my landlord. Fourth and last series: Count Robert of Paris

Walter Scott - 1855
...however, refuse her judicious and important remark, that the disorders of the times were the mirfortune and the glory of Alexius ; and that every calamity...justice of Heaven and the vices of his predecessors." — Gibbon's Roman Empire, vol. ix. page 83, foot-note. i The Princess accordingly feels the utmost...
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