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" A rich banker of Paris, a citizen of Geneva, had the good fortune and good sense to discover and possess this inestimable treasure ; and in the capital of taste and luxury she resisted the temptations of wealth, as she had sustained the hardships of indigence.... "
Autobiography: Illus. from His Letters, with Occasional Notes and Narratives - Page 101
by Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 pages
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The Casket of Literary Gems: Containing Tales and Sketches. Choice ...

1879 - 304 pages
...luxury she resisted the temptations of wealth, as she had sustained the hardships of indigence. The genius of her husband has exalted him to the most...and perhaps the legislator, of the French monarchy. Gibbon. DELICACY OF TASTE. Nothing is so improving to the temper as the study of the beauties either...
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English Literature in the Eighteenth Century

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1880 - 158 pages
...luxury she resisted the temptations of wealth, as she had sustained the hardships of indigence. The genius of her husband has exalted him to the most...and perhaps the legislator, of the French monarchy.' In 1858 he returned to England, spent two years and a half in the unpromising occupation of a militia...
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Masters in History: Gibbon, Grote, Macaulay, Motley

Peter Anton - 1880 - 252 pages
...luxury she resisted the temptations of wealth, as she had sustained the hardships of indigence. The genius of her husband has exalted him to the most conspicuous station in Europe and Mademoiselle Curchod is now the wife of M. Necker, the minister, and perhaps the legislator of...
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Madame de Staël; a study of her life and times, Issue 318, Volume 1

Abel Stevens - 1881
...wealth as she had sustained the hardships of indigence. The genius of her husband has exalted him to%the most conspicuous station in Europe. In every change...friend, and Mademoiselle Curchod is now the wife of Monsieur Necker, the Minister, and perhaps the legislator, of the French monarchy.' 3 Gibbon never...
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Development of English Literature and Language

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1882
...hardships of indigct ; but in her lowest ior. A rich banker >e to discover and ry she resisted the ce. The genius of her husband has exalted him to the most...and perhaps the legislator, of the French monarchy.' In 17."J8 lie returned to England, spent two years and a half in the unpromising occupation of a militia...
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Development of English Literature and Language, Volume 2

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1883
...she resisted the temptations of wealth, as she had sustained the hardships of indigence. The genins of her husband has exalted him to the most conspicuous...and perhaps the legislator, of the French monarchy.' In 1758 he returned to England, spent two years and a half in the unpromising occupation of a militia...
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Development of English Literature and Language, Volumes 1-2

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1882
...resisted the itions of wealth, as she had sustained the hardships of indigence. The genius of sbaml om f cvm h C0i d m m dmn G hFnGn L k M*j i k k k o h%o&o g o n o c \ W WgX spority and disgrace he has reclined on the bosom of a faithful friend; and Madi-Ile C'nrchod is now...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1887
...luxury she resisted the temptations of wealth, as she had sustained the hardships of indigence. The genius of her husband has exalted him to the most...friend; and Mademoiselle Curchod is now the wife of 1. Necker, the minister, and perhaps the legislator, of the French monarchy. Whatsoever have been...
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Unhappy Loves of Men of Genius

Thomas Hitchcock - 1891 - 212 pages
...luxury she resisted the temptations of wealth, as she had sustained the hardships of indigence. The genius of her husband has exalted him to the most...and perhaps the legislator, of the French monarchy." To this narrative, Lord Sheffield, the editor of the " Memoirs," has added, in a note, the following...
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The Autobiographies of Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon - 1896 - 435 pages
...luxury she resisted the temptations of wealth, as she had sustained the hardships of indigence. The Genius of her husband has exalted him to the most...friend ; and Mademoiselle Curchod is now the wife of Mr. Necker the Minister, and perhaps the legislator, of the French Monarchy. [Such as I am, in Genius...
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