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" His reign is marked by the rare advantage of furnishing very few materials for history; which is, indeed, little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. "
Secular annotations on Scripture texts - Сторінка 110
автори: Francis Jacox - 1871
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Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883
...turns the giddy wheel around. Altered by Johnson. * Compare Sterne. Page 322. EDWARD GIBBON. 1737-1794. History, which is, indeed, little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.1 Decline and fall of the Roman Empire (177C). Cli. iii. Revenge is profitable, gratitude is...
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Englische Studien

Eugen Kölbing, Johannes Hoops, Arthur Kölbing, Albert Wagner - 1883
...principal subjects of history (Gibbon, Decline & Fall, 1, 383. London 1875) und wenn demnach History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind (Gibbon 1, 124)'), so kann von einem höheren zwecke der geschichte eigentlich keine rede sein. —...
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India Before and After the Mutiny

1886 - 136 стор.
...love of religion, justice, and peace was the distinguishing character of both." Again ; " His reign is marked by the rare advantage of furnishing very few...materials for history, which is indeed little more than a register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind." The above words apply in every sense...
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Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and ..., Том 1

Robert Christy - 1887
...History is philosophy teaching by examples. Dionysius of Halicarnassus. 3. History repeats itself. 4. History, which is, indeed, little more than the '...of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind. Gibbon, Hoarding. 1. The base wretch who hoards up all he can, Is praised and called a careful man....
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Classical and Foreign Quotations,law Terms and Maxims,proverbs,mottoes ...

William Francis Henry King - 1887 - 608 стор.
...little else than a picture of human crimes and misfortunes. Gibbon (Decline and Fall, ch. 3) says : "... History, •which is, indeed, little more than the...the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind." 2803. L'homme est de glace aux vérités, 11 est de feu pour les mensonges. (Fr.) La Font. 9, 6. Where...
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Scribner's Magazine, Том 45

Edward Livermore Burlingame, Robert Bridges, Alfred Sheppard Dashiell, Harlan Logan - 1909
...The opinion of a great historian on history always possesses interest. History, wrote Gibbon, is " little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind." Again, "Wars and the administration of public affairs are the principal subjects of history." And the...
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English Prose: From Maundevile to Thackeray

Arthur Galton - 1888 - 333 стор.
...harvests. I Antoninus diffused order and tranquillity over the greatest part of the earth. His reign is marked by the rare advantage of furnishing very few...the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. In private life, he was an amiable as well as a good man. The native simplicity of his virtue was a stranger...
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A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ...

Anna Lydia Ward - 1889 - 701 стор.
...and halcyon days to come. 2464 Garfield : The Province of History. ( Williams Quarterly, June, 1856.) History, which is, indeed, little more than the register...of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. 2465 Gibbon : Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. 1776. History shows that the majority of men who...
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The Genesis and the Exodus of the Gospel, Or The Two Eminent Days of Our ...

1889 - 80 стор.
...remarked that almost the whole story of Antoninus was unknown. Gibbon says, "The reign of Antoninus, is marked by the rare advantage of furnishing very few materials for history." Jarvis says, "It is among the extraordinary facts of history that such an Emperor as Antoninus should...
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The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft: Essays and miscellany. 1890

Hubert Howe Bancroft - 1890
...governors I What wonder that the poor steal, and bloated sensualists ravish I Gibbon considers history indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. I History's tale as given is by far too woeful. It tells not the whole truth. It holds up to us chiefly...
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