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" At the outset all was dark and doubtful; even the title of the work, the true era of the Decline and Fall of the Empire, the limits of the introduction, the division of the chapters, and the order of the narrative; and I was often tempted to cast away... "
The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion - Page 296
1797
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The English Review, Or, An Abstract of English and Foreign Literature, Volume 28

English literature - 1796
...the true sera of the decline and fall of the empire, the limits of the introduction, the divifions of the chapters, and the order of the narrative ;...caft away the labour of feven years. The ftyle of ah author ihould be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercife....
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1796
...of the work, the true £Era of the decline and fall of the empire, the limits of the introduction, the divifion of the chapters, and the order of the...the labour of feven years. The ftyle of an author flioiild be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercife....
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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
...tide of the work, the true sera of the Decline and Fall of the Empire, the limits of the introduction, the divifion of the chapters, and the order of the...caft away the labour of feven years. The ftyle of an auihor fhould be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercife....
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Miscellaneous Works of Edw. Gibbon: With Memoirs of His Life and ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1796
...of the work, the true era of the Decline and Fall of the Empire , the limits of the introduction , the divifion of the chapters, and the order of the...narrative; and I was often tempted to caft away the labor of feven years. The ftyle of an author fhould be the image of his mind , but the choice and command...
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The Scots Magazine, Or, General Repository of Literature, History ..., Volume 58

Great Britain - 1796
...title of the vork, the true Ħera of the Decline and Fall of d* Empire, the limits of the introductas the divifion of the chapters, and the order of the narrative ; and 1 was oftet tempted to caft away the labour of frven years. Trie ftilt of an author (how be the Ħmage...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805
...work, the true sera of the Decline and Fall of the Empire, the limits of the introduction, the division of the chapters, and the order of the narrative; and I was often tempted to cast away the labour of seven years. The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - English literature - 1814
...work, the true fera of the Decline and Fall of the Empire, the limits of the introduction, the division of the chapters, and the order of the narrative; and I was often tempted to cast away the labour of seven years. The style of an author should be the • From the mixed, though...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1825
...work, the true era of the Decline and Fall of the Empire, the limits of the introduction, the division of the chapters, and the order of the narrative; and I was often tempted to cast away the labour of seven years. The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the...
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Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 14

Autobiographies - 1830
...work, the true era of the Decline and Fall of the Empire, the limits of the introduction, the division of the chapters, and the order of the narrative; and I was ofteA tempted to cast away the labour of seven years. /The style of an author should be the image of...
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Lives of Eminent and Illustrious Englishmen

George Godfrey Cunningham - 1836
...work, the true era of the decline and fall of the empire, the limits of the introduction, the division of the chapters, and the order of the narrative ; and I was often tempted to cast away the labour of seven years ;" " three times did I compose the first chapter, and twice the...
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