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" I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom, and perhaps the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting leave of... "
Government examinations, a companion to 'Under government' and a key to the ... - Page 71
by Joseph Charles Parkinson - 1860
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1858 - 762 pages
...dissemble the first emotions of joy on recovery of my freedom, and perhaps the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy...taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future date of my History, the life of the historian must...
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Report of Her Majesty's Civil Service Commissioners: Together with ..., Volume 3

Great Britain. Civil Service Commission - 1858
...dissemble the first emotions of joy on recovery of my freedom, and perhaps the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy...taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that, whatsoever might be the future date of my history, the life of the historian must...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1858
...dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom, and, perhaps, the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy...taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future date of my history, the life of the historian must...
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Parliamentary Papers, House of Commons and Command, Volume 25

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons - Great Britain - 1858
...dissemble the first emotions of joy on recovery of my freedom, and perhaps the establishment of my -fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober...taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that, whatsoever might be the future date of my history, the life of the historian must...
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Quarterly Journal of the American Unitarian Association, Volume 5

Unitarian churches - 1858
...freedom, and perhaps the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy spread over my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future date of my history, the life of the historian must...
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The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Volume 5 ...

Jaroslav Pelikan - Religion - 1991 - 361 pages
...volume: "I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on recovery of my freedom," Gibbon acknowledged; "but my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy...taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion." For me, the joy and the melancholy are more than matched by the gratitude I sense to all...
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Gibbon's Solitude: The Inward World of the Historian

W. B. Carnochan - History - 1987 - 225 pages
...lays down his pen, cherishes prospects of freedom and fame, but then contemplates mortality and loss: "But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy...was spread over my mind by the idea that I had taken my everlasting leave of an old and agreable companion, and that, whatsoever might be the future date...
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Fictions of Reality in the Age of Hume and Johnson

Leopold Damrosch - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 262 pages
...lost. It is also the life work of an author who loses a large part of himself when it is finished: "My pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy...was spread over my mind by the idea that I had taken my everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that, whatsoever might be the future date...
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Dispersal and Renewal: Hong Kong University During the War Years

Clifford Matthews, Oswald Cheung - History - 1998 - 508 pages
...all was strange. 'I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom, . . . But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy...taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion.' Gibbon, E., Autobiography, p. 205. \ CtV\l_kAN INTERNMENT CAAV 1942 Grapevine The Test...
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Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Edward Gibbon - Fiction - 1998 - 1089 pages
...my freedom, and, perhaps, the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sobre melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that...taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that, whatsoever might be the future date of my History, the life of the historian must...
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