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" I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom, and, perhaps, the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting leave... "
Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq - Page 241
by Edward Gibbon - 1825
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Sporting Magazine: Or, Monthly Calendar of the ..., Volume 22; Volume 72

Hunting - 1828
...the establishment of uiv fame. But my pride was soon humbled; and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind by the idea, that I had taken an everlasting...companion ; and that, whatsoever might be the future fate of my history, the life of the historian might be short and precarious!" Now mark the difference...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1811
...establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon hum* bled, and a sober melancholy was spread over mjr imind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting leave...companion, and that whatsoever might be the future fate of my history, the life of the historian must be short and precarious, 1 will add two facts, which...
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The Port Folio

Philadelphia (Pa.) - 1813
...the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting...leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatever might be the future date of my history, the life of the historian must be short and precarious."...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 15

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1814
...the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind, by the " idea that I had taken an everlasting...future date of my History, the life of the historian might be short and precarious. I will add two facts, which have seldom occurred in the composition...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1814
...the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting...future date of my History, the life of the historian might be short and precarious. I will add two facts, which have seldom occurred in the composition...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1816
...was soon humhled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that I had taken ли everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion,...whatsoever might be the future date of my History, the life oí the historian must be short and precarious. I will add two facts. which have seldom occurred in...
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Time's Telescope for ... ; Or, A Complete Guide to the Almanack

Almanacs, English - 1817
...the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind by the idea that I had taken an everlasting...future date of my History, the life of the historian might be short and precarious. I wfll add two facts which have seldom occurred in the composition of...
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An excursion to Windsor, in July 1810. Also A sail down the river Medway ...

John Evans - 1817
...perhaps, the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled,, and a sober melancholy spread over my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting...companion ; and that, whatsoever might be the future fate of my history, the life of the HISTORIAN might be short and precarious." Of the merit of the execution...
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Blackwood's Magazine

1849
...the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting...leave of an old and agreeable companion; and that, whatever might be the future fate of my History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious."...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1821
...the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a soher melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting...companion, and that whatsoever might be the future fate of my History, the life of the historian must he short and precarious. I will add two facts, which...
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