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" His choice is approved by the eloquent historian of nature, who fixes our moral happiness to the mature season in which our passions are supposed to be calmed, our duties fulfilled, our ambition satisfied, our fame and fortune established on a solid basis. "
Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq - Page 259
by Edward Gibbon - 1825
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The English Review, Or, An Abstract of English and Foreign Literature, Volume 28

Curiosities and wonders - 1796
...our duties * fulfilled, our fame and fortune eftablifhed on a folid bafis. In * private converfation, that great and amiable man added the ' weight of his...be exemplified in the lives of Voltaire, Hume, and c many other men of letters. I am far more Jnclined to em* brace: than difpute this comfortable doctrine....
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805
...Fontenelle. His choice is approved by the eloquent historian of nature, who fixes our moral happiness to the mature season in which our passions are supposed...duties fulfilled, our ambition satisfied, our fame and foftune established on a solid basis. J In private conversation, that great and amiable man added the...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - English letters - 1814
...tcnelle. His choice is approved by the eloquent historian of nature, who fixes our moral happiness to the mature season in which our passions are supposed...our fame and fortune established on a solid basis.* In private conversation, that great and amiable man added the weight of his own experience ; and this...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1816
...Fontenelle. His choice is approved by the eloquent historian of nature, who fixes our moral happiness to the mature season in which our passions are supposed...satisfied, our fame and fortune established on a solid liasisf . In private conversation, that great and amiable man added the weight of his own experience...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1826
...Fontenelle. His choice is approved by the eloquent historian of nature, who axes our moral happiness to the mature season in which our passions are supposed...our fame and fortune established on a solid basis. | In private conversation, that great and amiable man added the weight of his own experience ; and...
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Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 14

Autobiographies - 1830
...is approved by the eloquent historian of nature, who fixes our moral happiness to the mature aeason in which our passions are supposed to be calmed, our...our fame and fortune established on a solid basis. \ In private conversation that great and amiable man added the weight of his own experience ; and this...
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The Georgian Era: Voyagers and travellers. Philosophers and men of science ...

Great Britain - 1834
...so hereafter. After quoting the opinion of Fontenelle, who, he observes, fixes our moral happiness to the mature season in which our passions are supposed to be calmed, our dutiea fulfilled, our ambition satisfied, our fume and fortune established on a solid basis, he says,...
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Juvenal

Juvenal - Latin poetry - 1837 - 58 pages
...: his choice is approved by the eloquent historian of nature, Buffon, who fixes our moral happiness to the mature season in which our passions are supposed...our fame and fortune established on a solid basis. In private conversation, that great and amiable man added the weight of his own experience ; and this...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - English literature - 1837 - 848 pages
...Fontenelle. His choice is approved by the eloquent historian of nature, who fixes our moral happiness to the mature season in which our passions are supposed...satisfied, our fame and fortune established on a solid basis.-f In private conversation, that great and amiable man added the weight of his own experience...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1837 - 848 pages
...approved by the eloquent historian of nature, who fixes our moral happiness to the mature season hi which our passions are supposed to be calmed, our...satisfied, our fame and fortune established on a solid basis.-f In private conversation, that great and amiable man added the weight of his own experience...
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