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GIBBON'S

HISTORY

OF THE

DECLINE AND FALL

OF

THE ROMAN EMPIRE

FOR THE USE OF

Jfamtlieis and ftoung persons.
VOL. V.

London:

Printed by A. & R. Spoltiswoodc,

New-Street Square.

HISTORY

OF THE

DECLINE AND FALL

OF

THE ROMAN EMPIRE:

FOR THE USE OF

iFamiltegi anb poung jaerjson^

REPRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL TEXT,

WITH THE CAREFUL OMISSION OF ALL PASSAGES OF AN

IRRELIGIOUS OR IMMORAL TENDENCY.

By THOMAS BOWDLER, Esg. F.R.S. S.A.

EDITOR OF THE FAMILY sHAKsPEABE.

O Hamlet! thou hast cleft my heart in twain.
O, throw away the worser part of it;
And live the purer with the other half.

IN FIVE VOLUMES.

VOL. V.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.'

1826.

Ubi animus requievit, et mibi reliquam setatem a Republics nrocul habendam decrevi, non fuit consilium socordia atque desidia bonum otium conterere.

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