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But this philosophic debate soon degenerated into an angry and personal
quarrel of grammarians; and K 3 Bessarion, * George Gemistus Pletho, a various
and voluminous writer, the master of Bessarion, and all the Platonists of the times
His sepulchre was soon violated by the Turkish conquerors; but the Janizaries,
who wore his bones enchased in a bracelet, declared by this superstitious amulet
their involuntary reverence for his valour. The instant ruin of his country may ...
The six miles of Phranza do not exceed four English miles, (d'Anville, Mesures
Itineraires, p. 61. 123. &c.). LXVIII. \-Y-4 Siege of Constantinople by Mahontt II.
A. D. 1453, April 6– May 29. or sallied into the field; but they soon discovered,
C.H.A.P. were soon astonished by a summons to attend him LXIX. beyond the
Alps; from whence, as they soon discovered, they must never hope to return. He
was engaged, by promise and affection, to prefer the residence of France; and, ...
After such an example, none who were conscious of guilt could hope for impunity
, and the flight of the wicked, the licentious, and the idle, soon purified the city and
territory of Rome. In this time (says the historian) the woods began to rejoice ...
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