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" His real merit is doubtless enhanced by the barbarism of the nation and the times from which he emerged : but the apparent magnitude of an object is likewise enlarged by an unequal comparison ; and the ruins of Palmyra derive a casual splendour from the... "
The Arabs in Spain; an historical narrative - PÓgina 46
1840
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 6

Edward Gibbon - 1805
...fable in an mgeni. n* Supplement of M. Gaillard (tom. iii. p. 474). The Spaniards are too pr╗ud i>fa victory which history: ascribes to the Gascons, and romance to the Saracens. imitated the dangerous practice of dividing his kingdoms CHAP, among his sons ; and, after his numerous...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 9

Edward Gibbon - 1806
...emerged : But the apparent magnitude of an object is likewise enlarged by an unequal comparison; and the ruins of Palmyra derive a casual splendour from the nakedness of the surrounding desert. Without injustice to his fame, I may discern some blemishes in the sanctity and greatness of the restorer...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volum 26

1829
...of the Homan Empire: " The apparent magnitude of an object is enlarged byan unequal comparison, as the ruins of Palmyra derive a casual splendour from the nakedness of the surrounding desert." Here the thought is poetical, and the words in which it is dressed are far longer, and more sounding,...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 6

Edward Gibbon - 1821
...the fable in an ingenious Supplement of M. Gaillard, (tom. 3. p. 474.) The Spaniards are too prond of a victory which history ascribes to the Gascons, and romance to the Saracens. ' Orunis homo ex sufi, proprietate legitimam decimam ad eeclesiam conferat. Experimento enim didicimns,...
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New elegant extracts; a selection from the most eminent prose and epistolary ...

New elegant extracts - 1827
...emerged : but the apparent magnitude of an object is likewise enlarged by an unequal comparison ; and the ruins of Palmyra derive a casual splendour from the nakedness of the surrounding desert. Without injustice to his fame I may discern some blemishes in the sanctity and greatness of the restorer...
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New elegant extracts: A unique selection ... from the most eminent prose and ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - 1827
...emerged : but the apparent magnitude of an object is likewise enlarged by an unequal comparison ; and the ruins of Palmyra derive a casual splendour from the nakedness of the surrounding desert. Without injustice to his fame I may discern some blemishes in the sanctity and greatness of the restorer...
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection, Moral ..., Volum 2,Parts 3-4

Richard Alfred Davenport - 1827
...emerged : but the apparent magnitude of an object is likewise enlarged by an unequal comparison ; and the ruins of Palmyra derive a casual splendour from the nakedness of the surrounding desert. Without injustice to his fame I may discern some blemishes in the sanctity and greatness of the restorer...
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The Southern Review, Volum 5

1830
...Eginhard, (c. ix. pp. 51-56) and the fuble in an ingenious supplement of M. Gaillard, (tom. iii. p. 474). The Spaniards are too proud of a victory which history ascribes to the Gascons, and romance to the Saracem." A totally different version of this affair is given l,y Beuter in the Cronica de Valencia'...
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The Quarterly Review, Volum 48

George Walter Prothero - 1832
...his talents acquire any fictitious grandeur from opposition with the objects around ; for, though " the ruins of Palmyra 'derive a casual splendour from the nakedness of the surrounding desert," his excellence lay not alone in adorning, but in cultivating the waste. His military successes were...
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France in the lives of her great men: Charlemagne, Volum 1

George Payne Rainsford James - 1832 - 510 pÓgines
...his talents acquire any fictitious grandeur from opposition with the objects around ; for, though " the ruins of Palmyra derive a casual splendour from the nakedness of the surrounding desert,"-f- his excellence lay not alone in adorning, but in cultivating the waste. His military successes...
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