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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. "
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Page 87
by Edward Gibbon - 1816
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The Monthly Review

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1807
...interest arc a vindictive and implacable fury will be generated, in spite of " History," says Gibbon, " is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind :" bat these crimes, follies, and misfortunes, are as little to be ascribed to Philosophy as to the...
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Geschichte der Westgothen

Joseph Ritter von Aschbach - Visigoths - 1827 - 365 pages
...His reign is marked by the rare advantage of furnishing very few materials for history ; which ¡я, indeed, little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. ®п'ефеп!апЬ unb Statten ber SBarbareí cntge« geneilten ober vrielmeljr [фон barin »erfutifeii...
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Stories from Church history, from the introduction of Christianity, to the ...

Selina Bunbury - 1828
...of actual crimes. Mr. Gibbon gives his character its due praise; ' Antoninus,' he says, ' diffused order and tranquillity over the greatest part of the...mankind. In private life he was an amiable as well as amoral man. The native simplicity of his mind was a strangerto vanity or affectation, and the benevolence...
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The Church of England Magazine, Volume 8

1840
...reign of Antoniuc the Pious occupied twenty-three; " a reign," observes the same historian, " marked hy the rare advantage of furnishing very few materials...register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of шипkind." " It is agreed hy all," says Xiphilin, " that Antoninus was a good and mild prince, who...
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Notes and Queries

Questions and answers - 1850
...perseverance." Gibbon, Decl. and Fall (Lond. 1838. 8vo.), i. 134.: — '• His (T. Antoninus Pius") reign is marked by the rare advantage of furnishing...the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind." Gibbon's first volume was published in 1776, and Voltaire's liigenii in 1767. In the latter we find...
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Notes and Queries

Questions and answers - 1850
...Pim') reign is marked liy the rare advantage of furnishing very few materials for history ; which i* indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind." Giblxm's first volume was published in 1776, and Voltaire's fngeuii in 1767. In the latter we find...
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Foliorum centuriae, selections for translation into Latin and Greek prose ...

Hubert Ashton Holden - 1852
...villages from plundering each others' harvests. Antoninus diffused order and tranquillity over the greater part of the earth. His reign is marked by the rare...private life, he was an amiable, as well as a good man. He enjoyed with moderation the conveniences of his fortune; and the benevolence of his soul displayed...
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Modern English literature: its blemishes and defects

Henry Hegart Breen - English language - 1857 - 307 pages
...Study of Words. Gibbon has a striking observation on the nature of history, which he describes as, " Little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind." This seems to have been adopted from Voltaire, who says in one of his prose works : — " En effet,...
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Temple Bar, Volume 1

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Hodgson Yates - 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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Temple Bar, Volume 1

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Hodgson Yates - 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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