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" ... inhabitants flocked together in the streets, like a herd of timid animals, as if accumulated weakness could be productive of strength, or in the vain hope that amid the crowd each individual might be safe and invisible. From every part of the capital... "
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Page 232
by Edward Gibbon - 1806
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The Oxford Book of Military Anecdotes

Max Hastings - History - 1986 - 528 pages
...weakness could be productive of strength, or in the vain hope that amid the crowd each individual might be safe and invisible. From every part of the capital...the upper and lower galleries, were filled with the multitudes of fathers and husbands, of women and children, of priests, monks, and religious virgins:...
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History of the Russian Empire: From Its Foundation, by Ruric the Pirate, to ...

Henry Tyrrell - Kievan Rus - 1859 - 545 pages
...weakness could be productive of strength, or in the vain hope that, amid the crowd, each individual might be safe and invisible. From every part of the capital...of fathers and husbands, of women and children, of people, did not suffer a solitary occasion to pass away without reaping from it some personal benefit...
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Peter Parley's Annual: A Christmas and New Year's Present for Young People..

William Martin - Children's literature - 1856
...of the calamity that overwhelmed them, flocked together in the streets like a herd of timid animals. From every part of the capital they flowed into the Church of St. Sophia, and in the morning, the sanctuary, the choir, the nave, the upper and lower galleries were filled with...
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The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 34

1909
...together in the streets like a herd of timid animals. From every part of the capital people poured into the Church of St. Sophia. In the space of an hour sanctuary, choir, nave and galleries were filled with a multitude of men, women and children, priests,...
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