The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire Volume 9

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byEdward Gibbon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...view; and some fancy has been indulged in the political and philosophical observations which are ascribed to the Arabian traveller 71). He compares the nations and the religions of the earth; discovers the weakness of ihe Persian and Roman monarchies; beholds, with pity and indignation, the degeneracy of the times; and resolves to unite, under one God and one king, the invincible spirit and primitive virtues of the Arabs. Our more accurate inquiry will suggest, that instead of visiting the courts, the camps, the temples of the East, the two journies of Mahomet into Syria were confined to the fairs of Bostra and Damascus; that he was only thirteen years of age when he accompanied the caravan of his uncle, and that his duty compelled him to return as soon as he had disposed of theinerchandiseof Cadijah. In these hasty and superficial excursions, the eye of genius might discern some objects invisible to his grosser companions; Some seeds of knowledge might be cast and deliriurn. The lettered youth, before he aspired to the prophetic character, must have often exercised in private life, the arts of reading and writing; and his first converts of his own family, would have been the first to detect and upbraid his scandalous hypocrisy. (White's Sermons, p.-'03, 204. Note?, p. xxxvi--xxxviii.) 71) The Count de Boulainvilliers (Vie de Mahomed, p. 202--228.) leads his Arabian pupil, like the Telcmachus of Fenelon, or the Cyrus of Ramsay. His journey to the court of Persia is probably h fiction; nor can I trace the origin of his exclamation, " Les Grecs sont pourtant des homrnes." The two Syrian journies are expressed by almost all the Arabian writers, both Mahometans and Christians. Gagnier ad Abulfed. p. 10.) 230 Mahomet--his retirement. ch.. So. upon tt...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...view; and some fancy has been indulged in the political and philosophical observations which are ascribed to the Arabia...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:July 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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