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It was on the banks of the Ganges that Timour was informed, by his speedy
messengers, of the disturbances which had arisen on the confines of Georgia
and Anatolia, of the revolt of the Christians, and the ambitious designs of the
+ The first objection of the Jews, is on the death of Christ : if it were voluntary,
Christ was a suicide; which the Emperor parties with a mystery. They then dispute
on the conception of the Virgin, the sense of the prophecies, &c. (Phranzes, l. ii. c.
A sentiment so unworthy of Christians and patriots, was familiar and fatal to the
Greeks; the Emperor was deprived of the affection and support of his subjects;
and their native cowardice was sanctified by resignation to the divine decree, or
Voltaire, as usual, prefers the Turks to the Christians. - - + For the genealogy and
fall of the Comneni of Trebizond, see Ducange (Fam. Byzant. p. 195.); for the last
Palaeologi, the same accurate antiquarian, (p. 244, 247. 248.). The Palacologi ...
Had the Tribune taught, that Christ was succeeded by the Holy Ghost, that the
tyranny of the Pope would be abolished, he might have been convicted of heresy
and tita323, without cfc.cirg toe Roman people. * OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
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