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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 history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with notes by ...

Edward Gibbon - 1854
...of Gibbon.—M. usurped the licence of confounding the Roman monarchy with the globe of the earth."" But the temper, as well as knowledge, of a modern...and the northern limits of Dacia to Mount Atlas and the tropic of Cancer; that it extended in length more than three thousand miles, from the Western Ocean...
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The ten chief courts of the Sydenham palace

Crystal palace - 1854
...a just view of the greatness of Rome, by Gibbon's summary. "The empire," he says, "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 ; it extended, in length, more than 3,000 miles, from the Western Ocean to the...
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Modern English Literature: Its Blemishes and Defects

Henry Hegart Breen - English language - 1857 - 307 pages
...fortunes."—ALISON. History of Europe. sometimes the singular. Here are some examples of the former :— " The temper, as well as knowledge, of a modern historian, require a more sober and accurate language."—Decline and Fall. " Homer, as well as Virgil, were transcribed and studied on the banks...
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Modern English literature: its blemishes and defects

Henry Hegart Breen - 1857
...fortunes."—ALISON. History of Europe. sometimes the singular. Here are some examples of the former :— " The temper, as well as knowledge, of a modern historian, require a more sober and accurate language."—Decline and Fall. " Homer, as well as Virgil, were transcribed and studied on the banks...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1862
...states of the Old World, one vast, united empire, and seemed for a time to prosper in the effort. " The empire was above two thousand miles in breadth, from the wall of Antoninus to Mount Atlas; it extended, in length, more than three thousand miles, from the Western Ocean to the...
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The inspiration of the Book of Daniel; and other portions of holy Scripture

1863
...preceded or has even followed. " The empire was above 2000 miles in breadth, * Wilb. Five Emp. 156. from the wall of Antoninus and the northern limits of Dacia, to Mount Atlas and the tropic of Cancer; it extended in length more than 3000 miles from the Western Ocean to the Euphrates;...
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The Art of Discourse: A System of Rhetoric Adapted for Use in Colleges and ...

Henry Noble Day - English language - 1869 - 341 pages
...in my resentment. I am still your father, nor can your usage form my heart anew." — Goldsmith. " But the temper, as well as knowledge, of a modern historian, require a more sober and temperate language." — Gibbon. " Neither death nor torture were sufficient to subdue the minds of...
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A higher English grammar

Alexander Bain - English language - 1872
...Broadhurst is a very good sort of man, who has not written a very bad book, on a very important subject. The temper, as well as knowledge, of a modern historian, require a more sober and accurate language. That opinion is too universal to be easily corrected. Wherever the ?lant came, all fell before him;...
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The Art of Discourse: A System of Rhetoric Adapted for Use in Colleges and ...

Henry Noble Day - English language - 1872 - 341 pages
...in my resentment. I am still your father, nor can your usage form my heart anew." — Goldsmith. " But the temper, as well as knowledge, of a modern historian, require a more sober and temperate language." — Gibbon. " Neither death nor torture were sufficient to subdue the minds of...
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A Higher English Grammar

Alexander Bain - 1875 - 219 pages
...Broadhurst is a very good tort of man, who has not written a very bad book on a very important subject. The temper, as well as knowledge, of a modern historian, require a more sober and accurate language. That opinion is too universal to be easily corrected. Wherever the giant came, all fell before him;...
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