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" The family of Confucius is, in my opinion, the most illustrious in the world. After a painful ascent of eight or ten centuries, our barons and princes of Europe are lost in the darkness of the middle ages ; but in the vast equality of the empire of China,... "
Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire: With Memoirs of His Life and ... - Page xviii
by Edward Gibbon - 1796 - 726 pages
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The European Magazine, and London Review, Volume 30

1796
...world. After a piinful altcat of eight or ten centuries, our Barons and Priucesof Europe dre lofl m the darknefs of the middle ages; but in the vaft equality of the tmpire of China, the posterity of Confucius have maintained, above two tbo'jfsnd two hundred years,...
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Miscellaneous Works of Edw. Gibbon: With Memoirs of His Life and ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1796
...lateft pofterity. The family of Confucius is, in my opinion, the mofl| - illuftrious in the world. After a painful afcent of eight or ten centuries,...are loft in the darknefs of the middle ages ; but, iu the vaft equality of the empire of China, the pofterity of Confucius have maintained, above two...
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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 8

1797
...delight the lateft polteriThe family of Confucius is, in my opinion, the moft illuftrious in the world. After a painful afcent of eight or ten centuries,...loft in the darknefs of the middle ages ; but in the vafl equality of the empire of China, the pofterity of Confucius have maintained, above two thoufand...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - 1805
...The family of Confucius is, in my opinion, the most illustrious in the world. After a painful ascent of eight or ten centuries, our barons and princes of Europe are lost in the darkness of the middle ages; but, in the rast equality of the empire of China, the posterity...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1814
...The family of Confucius is, in my opinion, the most illustrious in the world. After a painful ascent of eight or ten centuries, our barons and princes of Europe are lost in the darkness of the middle ages ; but, in the vast equality of the empire of China, the posterity...
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The Kilmarnock mirror, and literary gleaner, Volume 2

1820
...The family of Confucius is, in my opinion, the most illustrious in the wo:ld. After a painful ascent of eight or ten centuries, our barons and princes of Europe are lost in the darkness of the middle ages ; but in the vast equality of the empire of China, the posterity...
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The Annual biography and obituary, Volume 4

1820
...of Confucius," adds he, "is in my opinion the most illustrious in the world. After a painful ascent of eight or ten centuries, our barons and princes of Europe are lost in the darkness of the middle ages ; but in the vast antiquity of the empire of China, the posterity...
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Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 14

1830
...The family of Confucius is, in my opinion, the most illustrious in the world. After a painful ascent of eight or ten centuries, our barons and princes of Europe are lost in the darkness of the middle ages ; but in the vast equality of the empire of China, the posterity...
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The miscellaneous works of Oliver Goldsmith, including a variety ..., Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1837
...The family of Confucius is, in my opinion, the most illustrious in the world. After a painful ascent of eight or ten centuries, our barons and princes of Europe are lost in the darkness of the middle ages; but, in the vast equality of the empire of China, the posterity...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1837 - 848 pages
...The family of Confucius is, in my opinion, the most illustrious in the world. After a painful ascent of eight or ten centuries, our barons and princes of Europe are lost in the darkness of the middle ages ; but, in the vast equality of the empire of China, the posterity...
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