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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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The Law Quarterly Review, Том 22

Frederick Pollock - 1906
...difficulties in the way of its execution they had no conception. History to them, as to Gibbon, was ' little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind 2.' Before the onward march of Reason the institutions, the customs, .and the habits that centuries...
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Temple Bar, Том 1

1861
...the reign of the two glorious Antonines, because, as he justly and sarcastically adds, " history is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind." The reign of the "second Numa" is in every respect the reverse; and consequently the historian thought...
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The Works of Edward Gibbon, Том 1

Edward Gibbon - 1906
...essential and most suggestive characteristic of the " Decline and Fal1." " And who regarded history as "little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind" (see below, p. 98). THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE CHAPTER I The Extent and...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the ...

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 стор.
...the Great would have his secretary read history to him, he would Bay, " Bring me my liar." History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. — б ¿boon. History is but a kind of Newgate calendar, a register of the crimes and miseries that...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 стор.
...Great would have Ыя secretary read history to him, he would Bay, " Bring me my liar." History is he peculiar vividness of the impressions they produce. — Let reason be the rule — (ribbon. History is but a kind of Newgate calendar, a register of the crimes and miseries that...
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Historical Essays

James Ford Rhodes - 1909 - 335 стор.
...passages. 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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The Individual and Reality: An Essay Touching the First Principles of ...

Edward Douglas Fawcett - 1909 - 449 стор.
...of the human species is made up of little else than crimes and errors," and Gibbon finds history " little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind." They are painting the picture in too dark colours, you say. Well, that is, perhaps, the case, but this...
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PARENTHOOD AND RACE CULTURE

Caleb Williams Saleeby - 1909 - 376 стор.
...of history.2 If history be, as nearly all historians have conceived it, and as Gibbon defined it, " little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind," it is an empty and contemptible 1 This chapter contains the substance of the author's Friday evening...
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1855-1874

Charles Wells Moulton - 1910
...raise themselves to reputation by writing histories.— JOHNSON, SAMUEL, 1751, The Rambler, No. 122. History, which is, indeed, little more than the register...of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. — GIBBON, EDWARD, 1776, History of the Decline and Fall o) the Roman Empire. Now an historian is...
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An Anthology of Modern English Prose (1741 to 1892)

Annie Barnett, Lucy Dale - 1911 - 450 стор.
...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...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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