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" If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus. "
Macmillan's Magazine - Page 493
1865
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Literary World, Volume 7

1877
...enlightened despotism. ' If a man were called,' as he says in an oftenquoted passage, ' Го fix the period in the history of the world during which the...elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Cominodus. The vast extent of the Roman empire was governed by absolute power, under the direction...
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Horę Apocalypticę: Or, A Commentary on the Apocalypse, Critical ..., Volume 1

Edward Bishop Elliott - Bible - 1847
...empire was illustrated, and its limits extended. In short, he adds, " If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world, during which the...elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus." 2 I said that the wars of the Romans during this period, were all but uniformly triumphant....
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The Presbyterian review and religious journal, Volume 20

1847
...Domitian's reign, there was a period of eighty or ninety years, described by Gibbon as the period of the history of the world, during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous. It was to the personal characters of the emperors chiefly that this felicity was due; and, what seems...
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History of the Roman Empire: From the Accession of Augustus to the End of ...

Thomas Keightley - Rome - 1850 - 444 pages
...she died, he praises her obedience, affection, and simplicity of manners. " If a man," says Gibbon, " were called to fix a period in the history of the...elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus. The vast extent of the Roman empire was governed by absolute power under the guidance of...
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Record: containing sermons, annotations on Revelation, a brief statement of ...

Thomas Lockerby - 1850
...two Antoniues, until the succession of Commodus, AD 180. Gibbon says, If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world during which the...elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Conunodus. Bishop Newton, certainly a pleasing commentator, concludes, that John was banished under...
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A compendium of universal history, tr. from the Germ. [of G.G. Bredow] by C ...

Gabriel Gottfried Bredow - 1850
...Empire, were heaping on the human race. " If," says Robertson, " a man were called to fix upon the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most calamitous and afflicted, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of AD...
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The history of the church of Rome: to the end of the episcopate of Damasus ...

Edward John Shepherd - 1851 - 573 pages
...Isidorian letter is attributed to him. " If a man," it is the language of Gibbon, " were called to fix the period in the history of the world during which the...elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus. The vast extent of the Eoman empire was governed by absolute power under the guidance of...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1851
...thus, without meaning it, we are propagating lies. ' If a man were called,' writes Gibbon, ' to fix the period in the history of the world during which the...of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he • See Shelley's Works, edited by Mrs. Shelley, vol. iv. p. 166. It deceived even his wife. would,...
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The Eclectic Review

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - English literature - 1851
...thus, without meaning it, we arc propagating lies. ' If a man were called,' writes Gibbon, ' to fix the period in the history of the world during which the...of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he * See Shelley's Works, edited by Mrs. Shelley, vol. iv. p. 166. It deceived even his wife. would, without...
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DeBow's Review ...: Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial Progress ..., Volume 10

Industries - 1851
...Robertson, in his preliminary volume to the History of Charles V., " If a man were called to fix upon a period in the history of the world, during which the condition of the human race was most calamitous and afflicted, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Theodosius...
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