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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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Half-hours with the Best Letter-writers and Autobiographers ..., Volume 2

Charles Knight - Autobiography - 1868
...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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A History of English Literature: In a Series of Biographical Sketches

William Francis Collier - American literature - 1869 - 549 pages
...last 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." Gibbon was born in the year 1737, at Putney in Surrey The delicate boy received much of his early education...
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Typical Selections from the Best English Authors: With Introductory Notices

English authors - English literature - 1869 - 400 pages
...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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Smaller specimens of English literature, with notes. Ed. by W. Smith

sir William Smith - 1869
...recovery of my freedom, and, perhaps, the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, aud a sober melancholy was spread over my mind, by the...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 Autobiography and Correspondence of Edward Gibbon, the Historian

Edward Gibbon - Historians - 1869 - 356 pages
...the barbarian conquerors as a more worthy subject of his narrative. " Fas est et ab hoste doceri." melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that...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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Secular annotations on Scripture texts, Volume 1

Francis Jacox - 1870
...Lausanne. After laying down his pen, he took several turns in a covered walk of acacias, which commanded a prospect of the country, the lake, and the mountains....life of the historian must be short and precarious." It is the common lot. It is but another reading of the complaint in Prior's pastorals— "Yet thus...
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Secular Annotations on Scripture Texts

Francis Jacox - Bible - 1870 - 403 pages
...Lausanne. After laying down his pen, he took several turns in a covered walk of acacias, which commanded a prospect of the country, the lake, and the mountains....life of the historian must be short and precarious." It is the common lot. It is but another reading of the complaint in Prior's pastorals— "Yet thus...
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Appleton's European guide book illustrated, Volume 1

Appleton D. and co - 1870 - 27 pages
...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." The boulevard of Montbenon, to the west of Lausanne, and just outside the town, is a pleasant promenade,...
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A History of English Literature, in a Series of Biographical Sketches

William Francis Collier - American literature - 1871 - 549 pages
...temperate, the sky was serene, the silver orb of the moon was reflected from the waters, and all nature wag silent. I will not dissemble the first emotions of...life of the historian must be short and precarious." Gibbon was born in tKe year 1737, at Putney in Surrey The delicate boy received much of his early education...
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The Dublin review, Volume 16

1871
...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. * * * The rational pride of an author may be offended rather than nattered by vague indiscriminate praise, but...
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