Edward Gibbon Quote

We stand in need of such reflections to comfort us for the loss of some illustrious characters, which in our eyes might have seemed the most worthy of the heavenly present. The names of Seneca, of the elder and the younger Pliny, of Tacitus, of Plutarch, of Galen, of the slave Epictetus, and of the emperor Marcus Antoninus, adorn the age in which they flourished, and exalt the dignity of human natures.


The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Volume the First (ed. 1776)

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We stand in need of such reflections to comfort us for the loss of some illustrious characters, which in our eyes might have seemed the most worthy...

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We stand in need of such reflections to comfort us for the loss of some illustrious characters, which in our eyes might have seemed the most worthy...

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We stand in need of such reflections to comfort us for the loss of some illustrious characters, which in our eyes might have seemed the most worthy...

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We stand in need of such reflections to comfort us for the loss of some illustrious characters, which in our eyes might have seemed the most worthy...