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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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Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City': The Historian and His Reputation ...

David Womersley, Thomas Warton Professor of English David Womersley - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 452 pages
...melancholy was spread over my mind by the idea that I had taken my everlasting leave of an old and agreable companion, and that, whatsoever might be the future...history, the life of the historian must be short and precarious.1 It is possible to read this passage as musing on the interrelatedness of composure and...
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The Rough Guide History of Italy

Jonathan Keates, Rough Guides (Firm) - Travel - 2003 - 366 pages
...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.' Diderot and d'Holbach. Heccaria begins a contentious correspondence with Pietro Verri, who resignedly...
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One of Ours

Willa Cather - Fiction - 2006 - 866 pages
...approached the end of his study "a sober melancholy was spread over my mind by the idea that I had taken my everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion,...life of the historian must be short and precarious" (180). 94 buffalo-peas: Astralagus crassicarpus is a perennial herb with blue or light purple flowers....
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談文學

朱光潛 - 2006 - 204 pages
...pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that I had teken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion;...History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious.@E. Gibbon. 2. This is why those periods have been so exceptional in history in which men...
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