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" From the Provincial Letters of Pascal, which almost every year I have perused with new pleasure, I learned to manage the weapon of grave and temperate irony even on subjects of ecclesiastical solemnity. "
The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical ... - Page 444
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Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1796 - 726 pages
...From the Provincial Letters of Pafcd, Which alrnoft every year I have perufed with nevV pleafure, I learned to manage the weapon of grave and temperate irony, even on fubjedls of ecclefiaftical foleinnity. 2. The Life of Julian* by the Abbe de la Bleterifr, firft introduced...
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Miscellaneous Works of Edw. Gibbon: With Memoirs of His Life and ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1796
...From the Provincial Letters of Pafcal, which almoft every year I have perufed with new pleafure, I learned to manage the weapon^ of grave and temperate irony, even on fubjects of eccfefiaftical folemnrty. Q. The Life of Julian, by the Abb£ de la Bleterie, firft introduced...
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The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ...

1797
...i. From the Provincial Letters of PalVal, which almoft every year I have pmifed with new pleafure, I learned to manage the weapon of grave and temperate irony, even on fabjeels of ecdeiufiica! folemnity. 2. The Lifeof Julian, by the Abbé de la Bletene, firft introduced...
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The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Volume 1

1797
...From the Provincial Letters of Pah cat, which almoft every year I have perufed with nevr pleafure, I learned to manage the weapon of grave and temperate irony, even on fubjefts of ecclefiaftical foiemnity. 2. The Life of Julian, by the Abbe de la Blaterie, firft introduced...
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Annual Register, Volume 38

Edmund Burke - 1800
...From the Provincial Letters of Pafcal, which almofl every year I have perufed with new pleafurc, I learned to manage the weapon of grave and temperate irony, even on fubjtfts of ecclefiaflical foiemnity, 2. 1 he Life of Julian, by the Abbe dela Bletrric, iirit introduced...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - 1805
...From the Provincial Letters of Pascal, which almost even,' year I have perused with new pleasure, I learned to manage the weapon of grave and temperate...irony, even on subjects of ecclesiastical solemnity. 2. The Life of Julian, by the Abbe de la Bleterie, first introduced me to the man and the times ; and...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1813
...Hiftory of Naples, as having remotely contributed to form the hiftorian of the Roman empire. FrdmPafcal, he tells us, that he learned to manage the weapon of grave and temperate irony, even on fubjects of ecclefiaftical folemnity; forgetting that irony, in every (hape, is beneath the dignity...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 15

Alexander Chalmers - 1814
...science of " hardening the mind by the hahit of rigid demonstration, so destructive of thn VOL. XV. GG finer feelings of moral evidence, which must determine...irony, even on subjects of ecclesiastical solemnity, forgettitig that irony in every shape is beneath the dignity of the historical style, and subjects...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1814
...From the Provincial Letters of Pascal, which almost everv year ! have perused with new pleasure, I learned to manage the weapon of grave and temperate...irony, even on subjects of ecclesiastical solemnity. 2. The Life of Julian, by the Abbé de la Bleterie. first introduced me to the man and the times ;...
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On Evidences of Christianity, &c: Twenty Discourses Preached Before the ...

Christopher Benson - 1824 - 471 pages
...From the provincial letters of Pascal, which almost every year I have perused with new pleasure, I learned to manage the weapon of grave and temperate...irony, even on subjects of ecclesiastical solemnity." Gibbon's Memoirs of his own Life, p. 67. 4to. ed. of his Miscell. Works, vol. I. tendency to promote...
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