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" A lively desire of knowing and of recording our ancestors so generally prevails that it must depend on the influence of some common principle in the minds of men. "
The Kilmarnock mirror, and literary gleaner - Page 146
1820
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Survey of Tullaroan, Or Grace's Parish, in the Cantred of Grace's Country ...

William Shaw Mason - Tullaroan (Ireland : Parish) - 1819 - 160 pages
...in this eloquent, philosophical, and able writer's memoirs of bimsr If, " a lively desire of knowmf and recording our ancestors so generally prevails,...influence of some common principle in the minds of men, — •* seem to have lived in the persons of our fore-fathers. — Our calmer judgment will rather...
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A Statistical Account, Or Parochial Survey of Ireland: Drawn Up from the ...

William Shaw Mason - Ireland - 1819
...The following passage occurs in this eloquent, philosophical, and able writer's memoirs of himself, "a lively desire of knowing and recording our ancestors...must depend on the influence of some common principle hi the minds of men, — ' seem to have lived in the persons of our fore-fathers* — Our calmer...
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A Statistical Account, Or Parochial Survey of Ireland,: Drawn Up from the ...

William Shaw Mason - Ireland - 1819
...liimself, " * lively desire of knowing and recording our ancestors BO generally prevails, that it most depend on the influence of some common principle in...the minds of men, — we seem to have lived in the penons of our fore-fathers, — Our calmer judgment will rather tend to moderate than to suppress the...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1825
...expressed a determination of publishing them in his lifetime. VOL. I. A \A lively desire of knowing and of recording our ancestors so generally prevails, that...lived in the persons of our forefathers ; it is the lahour and reward of vanity to extend the term of this ideal longevity. Our imagination is always,...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1826
...author shall be removed beyond the reach of criticism or ridicule. A lively desire of knowing and of recording our ancestors so generally prevails, that...depend on the influence of some common principle in the mind* of men. We seem to have lived in the persons of our forefathers ; it is the labour and reward...
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The Life of Edward Gibbon: With Selections from His Correspondence and ...

Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman - 1840 - 357 pages
...from oblivion. — M. in Gibbon's own clear and elaborate Jinnd. A lively desire of knowing and of recording our ancestors so generally prevails, that it must depend on the influence of somo common principle in the minds of men. We seem to have lived in the persons of our forefathers...
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The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany

Asia - 1844
...principle of our nature which induces us to feel as if we had lived in the persons of our ancestors. It is " the labour and reward of vanity to extend the term of this ideal longevity j" and the subject of this memoir, possessing all the advantages of family papers and records, was...
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The Auto-biography of Edward Gibbon, Esq: Illustrated from His Letters, with ...

Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 pages
...have been the first written, and which was laid aside among lome A lively desire of knowing and of recording our ancestors so generally prevails, that...lived in the persons of our forefathers; it is the labor and reward of vanity to extend the term of this ideal longevity. Our imagination is always active...
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Autobiography: Illus. from His Letters, with Occasional Notes and Narratives

Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 pages
...have been the first written, and which was laid aside among loose A lively desire of knowing and of recording our ancestors so generally prevails, that...lived in the persons of our forefathers ; it is the labor and reward of vanity to extend the term of this ideal longevity. Our imagination is always active...
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Memoirs of Tobias Rustat, yeoman of the robes to king Charles ii

William Hewett - 1849
...common interest. • To quote the language of a great historian, " a lively desire of knowing and of recording our ancestors so generally prevails, that...vanity to extend the term of this ideal longevity, and we fill up the silent vacancy that precedes our birth by associating ourselves to the authors of...
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