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" This scene of peace and plenty was suddenly changed into a desert; and the prospect of the smoking ruins could alone distinguish the solitude of nature from the desolation of man. "
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 5

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1806
...descended the river, he might express his doubt, on which side was situated the territory of the Romans f. This scene of peace and plenty was suddenly changed...surprised and destroyed ; and many thousand Christians were inhumanly massacred in the church. Worms perished after a long and obstinate siege ; Strasburgh,...
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The Signs of the Times: In Three Parts

James Bicheno - Bible - 1808 - 270 pages
....jrttachment of the Franks, and the neu" trality of the Alimani ; the subjects of Rome, uncon" scious of their approaching calamities, enjoyed a state "..."suddenly changed into a desert ; and the prospect of " smoking ruins could alone distinguish the solitude of " nature from the desolation of man. The flourishing...
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A Dissertation on the Prophecies, that Have Been Fulfilled, are ..., Volume 1

George Stanley Faber - Bible - 1808 - 583 pages
...of the Rhine were crowned, like those of the Tiber, with elegant houses, and well cultivated farms. This scene of peace and plenty was suddenly changed...alone distinguish the solitude of nature from the desolations of man. The flourishing city of Mentz was surprised and destroyed; and many thousand Christians...
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A Dissertation on the Prophecies, that Have Been Fulfilled, are Now ...

George Stanley Faber - Bible - 1808
...of the Rhine were crowned, like those of the Tiber, with eleg»at houses, and well cultivated farms. This scene of peace and plenty was suddenly changed...alone distinguish the solitude of nature from the desolations of man. The flourishing city of Mentz was surprised and destroyed ; and many thousand Christians...
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Illustrations of Prophecy ...

Joseph Towers - 1808
...of the Rhine were crowned like those of the Tyber, with elegant houses and well cultivated farms -- This scene of peace and plenty was suddenly changed into a desert ; and the prospect of the smoakmg ruins could alone distinguish the solitude of nature 2G Vol. IV. p. 340 — 443 ; vol. V. p....
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A Dissertation on the Seals and Trumpets of the Apocalypse: And the ...

William Cuninghame - Bible - 1817 - 359 pages
...the Rhine 'I were crowned, like those of the Tiber, with " elegant houses and well-cultivated farms. This " scene of peace and plenty was suddenly changed...distinguish the solitude of nature " from the desolation of man."J » Gibbon, chap. xxxi. t Ibid. chap. XKX. J Ibid. Having spread the dreadful ravages of war...
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The Second Advent; Or, The Glorious Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Being ...

John Fry - 1822
...the Rhine were crowned, like those of the Tyber, with elegant houses and well cultivated farms." " This scene of peace and plenty was suddenly changed...solitude of nature from the desolation of man." " The consuming flames of war spread from the banks of the Rhine over the greatest part of the seventeen...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 18

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1823
...e<l the rivpr, he might express his doubt on which sue , was situated the territory of the Romans. This scene (. of peace and plenty was suddenly changed....and the prospect of the smoking ruins could alone tii- M stinguish the solitude of nature from the desolation of man. The flourishing city of Mentz was...
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A Short History of the Church of Christ: From the Close of the Sacred ...

John Fry - Church history - 1825 - 614 pages
...the Rhine were crowned, like those of the Tiber, with elegant houses and well cultivated farms." " This scene of peace and plenty was suddenly changed...alone distinguish the solitude of nature from the desolations of man." " The consuming flames • of war spread from the banks of the Rhine over the...
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The Works ...

Andrew Fuller - 1825
...of the Rhine were crowned, like those of the Tyber, with elegant houses, and well cultivated farms. This scene of peace and plenty was suddenly changed into a desert ; and the prospect of the smoaking ruins could alone distinguish the solitude of nature from the desolation of man. The flourishing...
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