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" When the emperor Decius persecuted the Christians, seven noble youths of Ephesus concealed themselves in a spacious cavern in the side of an adjacent mountain ; where they were doomed to perish by the tyrant, who gave orders that the entrance should be... "
The Parterre of fiction, poetry, history [&c.]. - Page 168
1836
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1806
...seven sleep- " r . ... ers. history, 1 am tempted to distingiush the memorable fable of the SEVEN SLEEPERS * ; whose imaginary date corresponds with...Theodosius, and the conquest of Africa by the Vandals f. When the emperor Decius persecuted the Christians, seven noble youths of Ephesus * The choice of...
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Curiosities of Literature, Volume 1

Isaac Disraeli - Anecdotes - 1807
...insipid legends of Ecclesiatical History, I am tempted to distinguish the memorable fable of the Stven Sleepers; whose imaginary date corresponds with the...Ephesus concealed themselves in a spacious cavern, on the side of an adjacent mountain ; where they were doomed to perish by the tyrant who gave orders...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1811
...insipid legends of ecclesiastical history, I am tempted to distinguish the memorable fable of the SEVEN SLEEPERS;" whose imaginary date corresponds with the...younger Theodosius, and the conquest of Africa by the Vandals.1 When the emperor Decius persecuted the Christians, seven noble youths of " The choice of...
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The Origin of Pagan Idolatry Ascertained from Historical Testimony ..., Volume 3

George Stanley Faber - Mythology - 1816
...m. . QT BOOK v. 1 . One of the most ancient ecclesiastical romances, is that of the seven sleepers. When the emperor Decius persecuted the Christians, seven noble youths of Ephesus, we are told, concealed themselves in a spacious cavern in the side of an adjacent mountain ; where...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1820
.... i i- • • history, I am tempted to distmguish the memorable fable of the SEVEN SLEEPERS ;u whose imaginary date corresponds with the reign of...Decius persecuted the Christians, seven noble youths of " The choice of fabulous circumstances is of small importance; yet I have confined myself to the narrative...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 4

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1821
...ecclesiastical history, sleepers." I am tempted to distinguish the memorable fable of the SEVEN SLEEPEBS ;" whose imaginary date corresponds with the reign of...conquest of Africa by the Vandals." When the emperor " The choice of fabulous circumstances is of small importance ; yet I have confined myself to the narrative...
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Curiosities of Literature, Volume 1

Isaac Disraeli - English literature - 1824 - 472 pages
...insipid legends of ecclesiastical history, I am tempted to distinguish the memorable fable of ihe Seven Sleepers; whose imaginary date corresponds with the...Ephesus concealed themselves in a spacious cavern on the side of an adjacent mountain ; where they were doomed to perish by the tyrant, who gave orders...
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The London Magazine, Volume 9

1824
...and white, as plain as a parcel of pea-rods.) Ah ! go on; <li in' t preach ! When the emperor Deans persecuted the Christians, seven noble youths of Ephesus...concealed themselves in a spacious cavern in the side of an adjacent mountain ; where they were doomed to perish by the tyrant, who gave orders that the entrance...
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Lambeth and the Vatican: Or, Anecdotes of the Church of Rome, of ..., Volume 1

Anecdotes - 1825
...distinguish the memorable fable of the SEVEW SLEEPERS, whose imaginary date corresponds with the reign of the the younger Theodosius, and the conquest of Africa...concealed themselves in a spacious cavern, in the side of an adjacent mountain ; where they were doomed to perish by the tyrant, who gave orders that the entrance,...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 4

Edward Gibbon - Rome - 1827
...ecclesiastical history, I ers. am tempted to distinguish the memorable fable of the SEVEN SLEEPERS u ; whose imaginary date corresponds with the reign of...concealed themselves in a spacious cavern in the side of an adjacent mountain ; where they were doomed to perish by the tyrant, who gave orders that the entrance...
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