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" A lively desire of knowing and of recording our ancestors so generally prevails, that it must depend on the influence of some common principle in the minds of men. "
The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ... - Page 2
by Edward Gibbon - 1814
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Miscellaneous Works of Edw. Gibbon: With Memoirs of His Life and ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1796
...principle in the minds of men. We feem to have lived in the perfons of our forefathers ; it is the labor and reward of vanity to extend the term of this ideal...narrow circle in which Nature has confined us. Fifty or a hundred years may be allotted to an individual, but we ftep forwards beyond death with fuch hopes...
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Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon, John Holroyd Earl of Sheffield - English literature - 1796
...on the influence of feme common principle in the minds of men. We feem to have lived in the perfons of our forefathers ; it is the labour and reward of...of this ideal longevity. Our imagination is always a&ive to enlarge the narrow circle in which Nature has confined us,Fitly or an hundred years may be...
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The Edinburgh magazine, or Literary miscellany

1797
...of vanity to ex* !" tend. tend the term of this ideal longevity. Our imagination is always ac»ive to enlarge the narrow circle in •which nature has confined us. Fifty cr a hundred years may be allotted to an individual, but we Hep forward beyond death with fuch hopes...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805
...lively desire of knowing and of recording our ancestors so generally prevails, that it must depend on the influence of some common principle in the minds...confined us. Fifty or an hundred years may be allotted to an individual, but we step forwards beyond death with such hopes as religion and philosophy will suggest;...
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A Statistical Account, Or, Parochial Survey of Ireland: Drawn Up ..., Volume 3

Parishes - 1819
...lively desire of knowing and recording our ancestors BO generally prevails, that it most depend on the influence of some common principle in the minds of men, — we seem to have lived in the penons of our fore-fathers, — Our calmer judgment will rather tend to moderate than to suppress the...
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The Kilmarnock mirror, and literary gleaner

1820
...lively desire of knowing and recording our ancestors so generally prevails, that it must depend on the influence of some common principle in the minds...active to enlarge the narrow circle in which nature has confmed us. Fifty or a hundred years may be allotted to an individual, hut we step forward beyond death...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1825
...lively desire of knowing and of recording our ancestors so generally prevails, that it must depend on the influence of some common principle in the minds...lived in the persons of our forefathers ; it is the lahour and reward of vanity to extend the term of this ideal longevity. Our imagination is always,...
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Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 14

Autobiographies - 1830
...lively desire of knowing and of recording our ancestors so generally prevails, that it must depend on the influence of some common principle in the minds...confined us. Fifty or an hundred years may be allotted to an individual ; hut we step forward heyond death with such hopes as religion and philosophy will suggest...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1826
...ancestors so generally prevails, that it must depend on the influence of some common principle in the mind* of men. We seem to have lived in the persons of our...narrow circle in which Nature has confined us. Fifty or a hundred years may be allotted to an individual, but we step forwards beyond death with such hopes...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - English literature - 1837 - 848 pages
...lively desire of knowing and of recording our ancestors so generally prevails, that it must depend on the influence of some common principle in the minds...confined us. Fifty or an hundred years may be allotted to an individual, but we step forwards beyond death with such hopes as religion and philosophy will suggest...
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