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" OF the various forms of government which have prevailed in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule. Is it possible to relate without an indignant smile, that, on the father's decease, the property of a nation,... "
The Bee, Or Literary Intelligencer - Page 161
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with notes by ...

Edward Gibbon - 1854
...present the fairest rentridi- * • !• i т • -il i • i_ cuie scope tor ridicule. Is it possible to relate without an indignant smile, that, on the...oxen, descends to his infant son, as yet unknown to mankind and to himself, and that the bravest warriors and the wisest statesmen, relinquishing their...
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Lectures on the history of the French revolution, Volume 2

William Smyth - 1855
...in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule. Is it possible to relate without an indignant smile, that, on the...nation, like that of a drove of oxen, descends to this infant son, as yet unknown to mankind and to himself ; and that the bravest warriors, and the...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Rome - 1856
...in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule. Is it possible to relate without an indignant smile, that, on the...that of a drove of oxen, descends to his infant son, «s yet unknown to mankind and to himself; and that the bravest warriors and the wisest statesmen,...
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Exercises in French composition

Pierre François Merlet - 1858
...in the world, ia hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule? Is it possible to relate, without an indignant smile, that on the...oxen, descends to his infant son, as yet unknown to mankind and to himself; and that the bravest warriors and the wisest statesmen, relinquishing their...
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Modern statesmen, or sketches from the Strangers' gallery of the House of ...

James Ewing Ritchie - 1861
...in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule. Is it possible to relate, without an indignant smile, that on the...oxen, descends to his infant son, as yet unknown to mankind and himself ? " The language of Gibbon is not altogether inapplicable to hereditary statesmanship....
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Public Speaking and Debate: With an Essay on Sacred Eloquence by Henry ...

George Jacob Holyoake - Debates and debating - 1863 - 234 pages
...in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule. Is it possible to relate, without an indignant smile, that on the...oxen, descends to his infant son, as yet unknown to mankind and to himself, and that the bravest warriors and the wisest statesmen, relinquishing their...
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British Senators: Or, Political Sketches, Past and Present

Statesmen - 1869 - 426 pages
...in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule. Is it possible to relate, without an indignant smile, that on the...oxen, descends to his infant son, as yet unknown to mankind and himself ?" The language of Gibbon is not altogether inapplicable to hereditary statesmanship....
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1887
...to present the fairest rent ridi- „ . , . . T . .. , . .. eaie scope tor ridicule. Is it possible to relate without an indignant smile, that, on the father's decease, the property of a natiur. like that of a drove of oxen, descends to his nfant son, as yet unknown to mankind and to himself,...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 11

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1898
...in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule. Is it possible to relate without an indignant smile that on the father's...oxen, descends to his infant son, as yet unknown to mankind and to himself ? and that the bravest warriors and the wisest statesmen, relinquishing their...
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The Works of Edward Gibbon, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1906
...in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule. Is it possible to relate without an indignant smile, that, on the...oxen, descends to his infant son, as yet unknown to mankind and to himself, and that the bravest warriors and the wisest statesmen, relinquishing their...
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