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" The weather proved favourable to their enterprise. Under the cover of a thick fog they escaped the fleet of Allectus, which had been stationed off the Isle of Wight to receive them, landed in safety on some part of the western coast, and convinced the... "
General biography; or, Lives, critical and historical, of the most eminent ... - Page 190
by John Aikin, William Enfield - 1799
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A New Universal Biography: Forming the first volume of series

John Platts - Biography - 1825
...Wight to receive them, and landed in safety on the western coast ; and convinced the Britons, says Gibbon, " that a superiority of naval strength will...always protect their country from a foreign invasion." As soon as the troops were landed, the intrepid commander set fire to the ships, and marched forward...
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The Numismatic Journal, Volume 1

John Yonge Akerman - Numismatics - 1837
...Allectus held his fleet, as the 1 This landing of the Romans, according to Gibbon, convinced the Britons " that a superiority of naval strength will not always protect their country from a foreign invasion." It is difficult to say, after the lengthy preparations of Constantius, whether the invading fleets...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1877
...xxiii. p. 523. 422 5"S. VII. JURE 2, 77.) 423 observes Gibbon (vol. ii. p. 124), "convinced the Britons that a superiority of naval strength will not always protect their country from a foreign invasion." Here I have done with Carausius. On a future occasion I shall consider how learned men have disputed...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with notes by ...

Edward Gibbon - 1854
...Wight to receive them, landed in safety on some part of the western coast, and convinced the Britons that a superiority of naval strength will not always protect their country from a foreign invasion. Asclepiodotus had no sooner disembarked the imperial troops than he set fire to his ships ; and, as...
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Descriptive Catalogue of a Cabinet of Roman Family Coins Belonging to His ...

Algernon Percy Duke of Northumberland - Coins, Roman - 1856 - 323 pages
...paragraph of this paper. f This landing of the Romans, according to Gibbon, convinced the Britons " that a superiority of naval strength will not always protect their country from a foreign invasion." It is difficult to say, after the lengthy preparations of Constantius, whether the invading fleets...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 211

Early English newspapers - 1861
...makes a remark which may be not unseasonable at the present moment, that it "convinced the Britons that a superiority of naval strength will not always protect their country from a foreign invasion." The Rev. T. Myers suggested that the curiosities which could be appropriately ranged under the head...
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A History of the Romans Under the Emperors

1863 - 511 pages
...the Isle of Wight to receive them, landed on some part of the West coast, and convinced the Britons that a superiority of naval strength will not always protect their country from foreign invasion. No sooner had the Roman admiral disembarked the Imperial troops, than he set fire...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 2

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1887
...Wight to receive them, landed in safety on some part of the western coast, and convinced the Britons that a superiority of naval strength will not always protect their country from a foreig.i invasion. Asclepiodotus had no sooner disembarked the imperial troops than he set fire to...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 177

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Sir John Murray (IV), William Smith, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1893
...Wight to receive them, landed in safety on some part of the western coast, and convinced the Britons that a superiority of naval strength will not always protect their country from foreign invasion.' This reads, at first sight, like a direct negation of the principle which we have...
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Letters, Archaeological and Historical: Relating to the Isle of Wight, Volume 1

Edward Boucher James - Isle of Wight (England) - 1896
...escaped the fleet of Allectus, off the Isle of Wight, and, as Gibbon remarks, ' convinced the Britons that a superiority of naval strength will not always protect their country from foreign invasion.' Asclepiodotus burnt his ships after disembarking his troops on some part of the...
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