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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 London Quarterly Review, Volumes 130-131

1871
...taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that, whatever might be the fate of my History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious.' Mr. O'Flanagan's hopes and fears, pleasures and affections, have been similarly bound up in his Lives...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 130

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1871
...taken an everlasting leave aof an old and agreeable companion, and that, whatever might be the fate of my History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious.' Mr. O'Flanagan's hopes and fears, pleasures and affections, have been similarly bound up in his Lives...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 130

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1871
...taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that, whatever might be the fate of my History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious.' Mr. O'Flanagan's hopes and fears, pleasures and affections, have been similarly bound up in his Lives...
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Swiss pictures, drawn by E. Whymper

Samuel Manning - 1871
...taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future of my history, the life of the historian must be short and precarious." From Lausanne to Neufchatel there is little to detain the tourist. The railway winds round the lower...
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PORTRAIT GALLERY OF EMINENT MEN AND WOMEN OF EUROPE AND AMERICA

EVERT A. DUYCKINCK - 1872
...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." Thus was brought to a close this noble work, embracing a period of thirteen centuries, and connecting...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1872 - 776 pages
...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. I will add two facts which hare seldom occurred in the composition of six, or at least of five, quartos....
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Gibbon's Solitude: The Inward World of the Historian

W. B. Carnochan - History - 1987 - 225 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...life of the historian must be short and precarious" (M, 180). The Decline and Fall, his offspring, has also become his closest, oldest, most agreeable...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: 28 Selected Chapters

Edward Gibbon - Fiction - 1998 - 1089 pages
...my freedom, and, perhaps, the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sobre melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that...life of the historian must be short and precarious. For Gibbon, as for his admired classical authors, writing was always a work of conscious artistry....
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John Franklin Jameson and the Development of Humanistic Scholarship in ...

John Franklin Jameson - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 440 pages
...pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancoly 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." See Edward Gibbon (1737-94), Memoirs of My Life (1827), ed. George A. Bonnard (New York: Funk and Wagnalls,...
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The Romantic Subject in Autobiography: Rousseau and Goethe

Eugene L. Stelzig - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 279 pages
...spread over my mind by the idea that I had taken my everlasting leave of an old and agreable [sic] companion, and that, whatsoever might be the future...life of the historian must be short and precarious. (180) This is the high point of Gibbon's life, in the recording of which his public identity and his...
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