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" It was scarcely possible that the eyes of contemporaries should discover in the public felicity the latent causes of decay and corruption. This long peace, and the uniform government of the Romans, introduced a slow and secret poison into the vitals of... "
Fraser's Magazine - Page 4
1846
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Illustrations of Prophecy: in the Course of which are Elucidated Many ...

Joseph Lomas Towers - 1796 - 799 pages
...The ' long peace, and the uniform govern' ment of the Romans, introduced a flow and fecret poi' fon into the vitals of the empire.. The minds of men ' were gradually reduced to the fame level, the fire of ge' nius was extinguifhed, and even the military fpirit eva* porated. — The...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1806
...that the eyes of content- Decline of poraries should discover in the public felicity the c'>urage> latent causes of decay and corruption. This long peace,...into the vitals of the empire. The minds of men were graduaFy reduced to the same level, the fire of genius was extinguished, and even the military spirit...
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Illustrations of Prophecy ...

Joseph Towers - 1808
...intervening princes, Hadrian and the elder Antonine, Mr. Gibbon says, ' it was scarcely possible that the eyes of contemporaries should discover in the public...felicity the latent causes of decay and corruption.' The ' long peace, and the uniform government of the Romans, introduced a slow and secret poison into...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 18

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1823
...the civil magistrate seldom required the aid of a military force. " It was scarcely possible that the eyes of contemporaries should discover in the public...the uniform government of the Romans, introduced a slew and secret a parallel. Many very strange instances of his cruelty are related by the ancients....
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Rome, as it was Under Paganism, and as it Became Under the Popes, Volume 1

Christianity and culture - 1843 - 692 pages
...It was scarcely possible that the eyes of contemporaries should discover in the public felicity the causes of decay and corruption. This long peace, and...men were gradually reduced to the same level, the tire of genius was extinguished, and even the military spirit evaporated ; Spain, Gaul, Britain, and...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1843
...passages, the substance of them is perfectly agreeable to historic truth. It was scarcely possible that the eyes of contemporaries should discover in the public...introduced a slow and secret poison into the vitals ofthe empire. The minds of men were gradually reduced to the same level, the fire of genius was extinguished,...
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Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country, Volume 34

1846
...imperfectly, the resemblance to which we refer : — cinno.N. " It was scarcely possible that tb.4 oyes v_l 66 B g15 9 + HV:72vl ` W e M XF w; 3 ϕ E tho Romans, introduced a slow and secret poison into the vitals of the empire. The minds of men were...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1850
...passages, the substance of them is perfectly agreeable to historic truth. It was scarcely possible that the eyes of contemporaries should discover in the public...the uniform government of the Romans, introduced a slpw and secret poison into the vitals of the empire. The minds of men were gradually reduced to the...
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The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 2

Science - 1873
...felicity the causes of decay and corruption. The long peace, and the uniform government of the Roman*, had introduced a slow and secret poison into the vitals of the empire." ' In which sentences there is involved the abstract proposition that in proportion as men are long...
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The Contemporary Review, Volume 21

Great Britain - 1873
...the causes of decay and corruption. Thf fany peace, and tJie uniform government of t)te Romans, had introduced a slow and secret poison into the vitals of the empire." * In which sentences there is involved the abstract proposition that in proportion as men are long...
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