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" ... we fill up the silent vacancy that precedes our birth, by associating ourselves to the authors of our existence. "
The Family of Early: Which Settled Upon the Eastern Shore of Virginia and ... - Page 4
by Ruth Hairston Early - 1920 - 328 pages
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Memoirs of Edward Gibbon Written by Himself and a Selection from His Letters ...

Edward Gibbon - 1891 - 446 pages
...individual, but we step forwards beyond death with such hopes as religion and philosophy will suggest ; and we fill up the silent vacancy that precedes our birth...associating ourselves to the authors of our existence. Our calmer judgment will rather tend to moderate than to suppress the pride of an ancient and worthy...
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The Autobiographies of Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon - Historians - 1896 - 435 pages
...; but we stretch forwards beyond death with such hopes as Eeligion and Philosophy will suggest, and we fill up the silent vacancy that precedes our birth...associating ourselves to the authors of our existence. [We seem to have lived in the persons of our forefathers : it is the labour and reward of Vanity to...
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The Autobiographies of Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon - Historians - 1896 - 435 pages
...; but we stretch forwards beyond death with such hopes as Religion and Philosophy will suggest, and we fill up the silent vacancy that precedes our birth...associating ourselves to the authors of our existence. [We seem to have lived in the persons of our forefathers : it is the labour and reward of Vanity to...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon - 1898 - 279 pages
...individual, but we stretch forward beyond death with such hopes as religion and philosophy will suggest, and we fill up the silent vacancy that precedes our birth,...associating ourselves to the authors of our existence. We seem to have lived in the persons of our forefathers. It is the labor and reward of vanity to extend...
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The Memoirs of the Life of Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon - 1900
...individual, but we step l forwards beyond death with such hopes as religion and philosophy will suggest ; and we fill up the silent vacancy that precedes our birth,...associating ourselves to the authors of our existence. Our calmer judgment will rather tend to moderate, than to suppress, the pride of an ancient and worthy...
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Old and Odd Memories

Lionel Arthur Tollemache - Great Britain - 1908 - 328 pages
...tosto raccorce, Si che, se non s'appon di die in die, Lo tempo ya din to mo con le force.' — DANTE. 'We fill up the silent vacancy that precedes our birth...associating ourselves to the authors of our existence.' — GIBBON. ON the manor house at Bentley, near Ipswich, is said to have been inscribed the couplet...
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Ideographia: The Chinese Cipher in Early Modern Europe

David Porter - History - 2001 - 296 pages
...principle in the minds of men." Religion and philosophy may help to allay fears of one's own mortality, but "we fill up the silent vacancy that precedes our birth...associating ourselves to the authors of our existence." Just as he had originally been inspired to devote his life to writing The Decline and Fall by the sight...
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Flesh in the Age of Reason

Roy Porter - History - 2003 - 573 pages
...individual; but we stretch forwards beyond death with such hopes as Religion and Philosophy will suggest, and we fill up the silent vacancy that precedes our birth...associating ourselves to the authors of our existence. Gibbon the author needed to situate himself amid 'the authors of [his] existence': to know his place...
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The works of Edward Gibbon, Volume 13

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1907
...individual; but we stretch forwards beyond death with such hopes as Religion and Philosophy will suggest, and we fill up the silent vacancy that precedes our birth...associating ourselves to the authors of our existence. We seem to have lived in the persons of our forefathers: it is the labour and reward of Vanity to extend...
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Calendar

University of St. Andrews - 1898
...individual, but we step forward beyond death with such hopes as religion and philosophy will suggest, and we fill up the silent vacancy that precedes our birth...associating ourselves to the authors of our existence. Our calmer judgment will rather tend to moderate than to suppress the pride of an ancient and worthy...
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