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" I took several turns in a berceau, or covered walk of acacias, which commands a prospect of the country, the lake, and the mountains. The air was temperate, the sky was serene, the silver orb of the moon was reflected from the waters, and all nature was... "
Odd Fellows' Literary Casket - Page 144
1854
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805
...page, in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns in a berceau, or covered walk of acacias, which commands a prospect...life of the historian must be short and precarious. I will add two facts, which have seldom occurred in the composition of six, or at least of five, quartos....
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1811
...an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future fate of my history, the life of the historian must be short and precarious, 1 will add two facts, which have seldom occurred in the composition * * Memolrci Secretes de 1st Cour...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Biography - 1814
...reflected from the waters, and all nature was silent. I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on recovery of my freedom, and, perhaps, the establishment...life of the historian must be short and precarious. I will add two facts, which have seldom occurred in the composition of six, or at least of five, quartos....
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 66

England - 1849
...an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion; and that, whatever might be the future fate of my History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious." — (/.:/'', p. 255, 8vo edition.) Hume's account of his own life is a model of perspicuity, modesty,...
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The New Monthly Magazine, and Literary Journal, Volume 6

1823
...the idea that I had taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatever might be the future date of my history, the life of the historian must be short and precarious." The acdcias still flourish, as does the weeping willow which he planted, and I need not add, that the scene...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 8

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1823
...the idea that I had taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatever might be the future date of my history, the life of...the historian must be short and precarious." . The acacias still flourish, as does the weeping willow wlch he planted, and I need not add, that the...
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The New Monthly Magazine, Volume 6

1823
...the idea that I had taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatever might be the future date of my history, the life of the historian must be short and precarious." The acacias still flourish, as does the weeping willow which he planted, and I need not add, that the scene...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1825
...the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread ovei my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting...life of the historian must be short and precarious. I will add two facts which have seldom occurred in the composition of six, or at least of five, quartos....
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Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 14

Autobiographies - 1830
...the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread ovei my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting...life of the historian must be short and precarious. I will add two facts which have seldom occurred in the composition of six, or at least of five, quartos....
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The National magazine and general review

James Lyon (of Fairhaven, Vermont)
...fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that 1 had taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable...life of the historian must be short and precarious." Gibbons Miscellaneous Works, vol. ip 255. Gibbon's time, however, was in general most exactly appropriated...
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