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" My lot might have been that of a slave, a savage, or a peasant ; nor can I reflect without pleasure on the bounty of Nature, which cast my birth in a free and civilised country, in an age of science and philosophy, in a family of honourable rank, and... "
The life of Edward Gibbon [by himself] with selections from his ... - Page 21
by Edward Gibbon - 1840
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Miscellaneous Works of Edw. Gibbon: With Memoirs of His Life and ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1796
...flave, a favage, or a peafant ; nor can I refiect; without pleafure on the bounty of Nature , which caft my birth in a free and civilized country, in an age of fcience and philofophy, in a family of honorable rank, and decently endowed with the gifts of fortune....
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The New annual register, or General repository of history, politics, and ...

1797
...flave, a favage, era peafant ; nor can I refleft without pleafure on the bounty of nature, which caft my birth in a free and civilized country, in an age of fcience and philofophy, in a family of honourable rank, and decently endowed with the gifts of fortune....
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The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Volume 4

1798
...flave, a favage, or a peafant, nor can I reflect, without pleafure, on the bounty of-nature which caft my birth in a free and civilized country, in an age of icience and philofophy, in a family of honourable rank, and decently endowed with the gifts,of fortune....
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 38

History - 1800
...nature, which raft my birth in a free and civtli'zcd country, rn an ape of ivience and philofopiiy, in a family of honourable rank, and decently endowed with the gifts of fortune. From my birth 1 have enjoyed the right of primogeniture; but I was Succeeded by rive brothers and one filter, all...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1800
...nature, which call my birth in a free and civilized country, in art age of' fcienceanci philofophy, in a. family of honourable rank, and decently endowed with the gifts of tortone. From my birth 1 have enjoyed the right of primogeniture; but 1 was iticceeded by rive brothers...
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Annual Register, Volume 38

Edmund Burke - History - 1800
...flave, a favage, or a peafant ; nor can I reflect without pleafure on the bounty of nature, which caft my birth in a free and civilized country, in an age of fcienceand philofophy, in a family of honourable rank, and decently endowed with the gifts of fortune....
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805
...hundred and thirtyseven ; the first child of the marriage of Edward Gibbon, esq. and of Judith Porten.* My lot might have been that of a slave, a savage,...without pleasure on the bounty of Nature, which cast my t>irth in a free and civilized country, in an age of science and philosophy, in a family of honourable...
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The Emerald, Volumes 1-2

1806
...that source, we may derive consolation. A highly celebrated author furnishes the following passage. My lot might have been that of a slave, a savage or...free and civilized country, in an age of science and ghilosophy, in a family of honorable rank and decently endowed with the gifts ojf fortune." " • Gibbon,...
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Plutarch's Lives: Translated from the Original Greek, Volume 6

Plutarch - Greece - 1811
...chariots thither, and carried off the three first prizes. (See his Life, Vol. II. p. 217.)* 2 " I cannot reflect without pleasure on the bounty of nature,...civilized country, in an age of science and philosophy," &c. &c. (Gibbon's Mem. i. 17. 4to.) The present Emperor of Russia (Alex. I.) is said to have observed,...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1813
...flave, a favage, or a peafant : nor can I reflect without pleafure on the bounty of nature, which caft my birth in a free and civilized country, in an age of fcience and philofophy, in a family of honourable rank, and decently endowed with the gifts of fortune."...
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