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" The gentle, but powerful, influence of laws and manners had gradually cemented the union of the provinces. Their peaceful inhabitants enjoyed and abused the advantages of wealth and luxury. "
A Grammar of the Anglo-Saxon Language - Página 205
por Louis F. Klipstein - 1848 - 222 páginas
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The Christians as the Romans Saw Them

Robert Louis Wilken - 2003 - 214 páginas
...frontiers of that extensive monarchy were guarded by ancient renown and disciplined valor. The gentle but powerful influence of laws and manners had gradually...Their peaceful inhabitants enjoyed and abused the advantage of wealth and luxury. The image of a free constitution was preserved with decent reverence;...
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The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism

John C. Bogle - 2005 - 260 páginas
...frontiers of that extensive monarchy were guarded by ancient renown and disciplined valor. The gentle but powerful influence of laws and manners had gradually...constitution was preserved with decent reverence." 410 AD the Imperial City was delivered to the licentious tribes of Germany and Sythia. Why did the...
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The Ancient Economy: Evidence and Models

Joseph Gilbert Manning, Ian Morris - 2007 - 285 páginas
...frontiers of the extensive monarchy were guarded by ancient renown and disciplined valour. The gentle but powerful influence of laws and manners had gradually...enjoyed and abused the advantages of wealth and luxury. — Edward Gibbon Introduction Edward Gibbon's verdict on the second-century Roman Empire may now seem...
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The Eclectic Review

1829
...frontiers of that extensive monarchy were guarded by ancient renown and disciplined valour. The gentle but powerful influence of laws and manners had gradually...constitution was preserved with decent reverence. The Roman senate appeared to possess the sovereign authority, and devolved on the emperors all the...
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Barbarism and Religion: Volume 3, The First Decline and Fall

J. G. A. Pocock - 2005 - 527 páginas
...being separated in its virtue, it was exposed to corruption. There was a 'union of the provinces', but 'their peaceful inhabitants enjoyed and abused the advantages of wealth and luxury'. The paired verbs form the first in a long series of Gibbonian counterweights, and tell us that there is...
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