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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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Reflections on the Revolution in France

Edmund Burke - 1890 - 484 стор.
...be excited against priests for all time. 1. 28. History, etc., cf. Gibbon's definition of History as "little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind, " 1. 34. The private state, the condition of the individual. The quotation is from Spenser, Faery Queene,...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1891 - 1158 стор.
...1775. EDWARD GIBBON. 1737-1794. The reign of Antoninns is marked hy the rare advantage of fnrnishing very few materials for history, which is indeed little...more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortnnes of mankind.1 Decline and Fall of the Hom/ot Empire (1778). Chap. iii. Revenge is profitahle,...
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Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign ...

1893 - 658 стор.
...but a fable agreed on. Xapoleon. History is but the unrolled scroll of prophecy. GtirfieM. History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. Gibbon. History is like sacred writing, for truth is essential to it. Cetvanifs. History is made up...
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The Riddle of the Universe: Being an Attempt to Determine the First ...

Edward Douglas Fawcett - 1893 - 440 стор.
...up of little else than crimes and errors ; " and Gibbon, writing in a similar strain, brands it as "little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind." What a commentary on Agnostic optimism! It is futile for Spencerians to assure us that a slow evolution...
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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

Maturin Murray Ballou - 1894 - 579 стор.
...absorbed by the reflections, as the meat sometimes is by the fat. — Hare. The reign of Antoninus is marked by the rare advantage of furnishing very few...of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. — Gibbon. We find but few historians of all ages, who have been diligent enough in their search for...
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Examinations Papers

1897
...harvests. Antoninus diffused order and tranquillity over the greatest part of the earth. His reign is marked by the rare advantage of furnishing very few...of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. — GIBBON. 2. Write in French an account of Marco Polo. 3. Translate with brief notes — (a) Les...
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Dictionary of Quotations: (English)

Philip Hugh Dalbiac - 1897 - 510 стор.
...History is Philosophy teaching by examples." BOLINGBROKE. On the Study and Use of History, Letter II. " History, which is indeed little more than the register...the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind." GIBBON. Deeline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Ck. III. " (It became a proverb when what ought to be...
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Progress and Personality in Church History ; an Inaugural Address by David S ...

David Schley Schaff - 1898 - 41 стор.
...with this principle as its key, we can have little sympathy with Mr. Gibbon's saying, that history "is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind." ture we define to be a development." Then he shows at length that every development must have a "created...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Том 68

1898
...Blackwood's Magazine. THE BRITISH RECORD IN CHINA. BY ALEXIS KRAUSSE. HISTORY, according to Gibbon, is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. Whatever the truth of this aphorism in the abstract, it is unquestionably applicable to the record...
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Wheeler's Graded Studies in Great Authors: And a Complete Speller

William Henry Wheeler - 1899 - 224 стор.
...carefully. 2. Write from dictation. 1. King's misdeeds cannot be hid in clay. — WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. 2. History, which is, indeed, little more than the register...of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. — EDWARD GIBBON. 3. I saw an uneasy change in Mr. Micawber, which sat lightly on him, as if his new...
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