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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,... "
The Kilmarnock mirror, and literary gleaner - Page 147
1820
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Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - English literature - 1796 - 726 pages
...The family of Confucius is, in my opinion, the nnoft illuftrious in the worid. After a painful afcent of eight or ten centuries, our barons and princes of Europe are loft in the darknefs of the middle ages; but, in the vaft equality of the empire of China, the pofterity...
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Miscellaneous Works of Edw. Gibbon: With Memoirs of His Life and ..., Volume 1

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

Books and bookselling - 1797
...polteriThe family of Confucius is, in my opinion, the moft illuftrious in the world. After a painful afcent of eight or ten centuries, our barons and princes of Europe are loft in the darknefs of the middle ages ; but in the vafl equality of the empire of China, the pofterity...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805
...the latest posterity. The family of Confucius is, in my opinion, the most illustrious in the world. After a painful ascent of eight or ten centuries,...lost in the darkness of the middle ages; but, in the rast equality of the empire of China, the posterity of Confucius have maintained, above two thousand...
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Public Characters, Volume 10

Biography - 1809
...Confucius is, in my opinion, the most illustrious in the world. After a painful ascent of eight or tea centuries, our. barons and princes of Europe are lost in the darkness of the middle age^; but in the vast equality of the empire of China, the posterity of Confucius have maintained,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - English letters - 1814
...the latest posterity. The family of Confucius is, in my opinion, the most illustrious in the world. After a painful ascent of eight or ten centuries,...still revered, by the sovereign and the people, as the lively image of the wisest of mankind. The nobility of the Spencers has been illustrated and enriched...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1816
...the latest posterity. The family of Confucius is, in my opinion, the most illustrious in the world. After a painful ascent of eight or ten centuries,...still revered, by the sovereign and the people, as the lively image of the wisest of mankind. The nobility of the Spencers has been illustrated and enriched...
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The Annual biography and obituary, Volume 4

1820
...posterity. The family of Confucius," adds he, "is in my opinion the most illustrious in the world. After a painful ascent of eight or ten centuries,...the darkness of the middle ages ; but in the vast antiquity of the empire of China, the posterity of Confucius have maintained, above two thousand two...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1825
...of Confucius is, in my opinion, the most illustrious in the world. After a painful ascent of sight or ten centuries, our barons and princes of Europe...still revered by the sovereign and the people, as the lively image of the wisest of mankind. The nobility of the Spencers has been illustrated and enriched...
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Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 14

Autobiographies - 1830
...the latest posterity. The family of Confucius is, in my opinion, the most illustrious in the world. After a painful ascent of eight or ten centuries,...still revered by the sovereign and the people, as the lively image of the wisest of mankind. The nobility of the Spencers has been illustrated and enriched...
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