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" But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future date of my History, the life of the historian must... "
Essays, Political, Historical, and Miscellaneous - Page 383
de Archibald Alison - 1850
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - 1805 - 512 pages
...an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future date of my History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious. I will add two facts, which have seldom occurred in the composition of six, or at least of five, quartos....
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1811 - 542 pages
...the idea that I had taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future fate of my history, the life of the historian must be short and precarious, 1 will add two facts, which have seldom occurred in the composition * * Memolrci Secretes de 1st Cour...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1814 - 726 pages
...an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future date of my History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious. I will add two facts, which have seldom occurred in the composition of six, or at least of five, quartos....
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 66

1849 - 802 pages
...page, in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns in a bereean, or covered walk of acacias, which commands a prospect...life of the historian must be short and precarious." — (/.:/'', p. 255, 8vo edition.) Hume's account of his own life is a model of perspicuity, modesty,...
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The New Monthly Magazine, and Literary Journal, Volume 6

1823 - 592 pages
...an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatever might be the future date of my history, the life of the historian must be short and precarious." The acdcias still flourish, as does the weeping willow which he planted, and I need not add, that the...
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New Monthly Magazine, and Universal Register, Volume 8

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth, William Ainsworth - 1823 - 590 pages
...an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatever might be the future date of my history, the life of the historian must be short and precarious." The acacias still flourish, as does the weeping willow which he planted, and I need not add, that the...
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The New Monthly Magazine, Volume 6

1823 - 592 pages
...an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatever might be the future date of my history, the life of the historian must be short and precarious." The acacias still flourish, as does the weeping willow which he planted, and I need not add, that the...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1825 - 338 pages
...an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future date of my History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious. I will add two facts which have seldom occurred in the composition of six, or at least of five, quartos....
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Autobiographies: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 14

1830 - 336 pages
...an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future date of my History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious. I will add two facts which have seldom occurred in the composition of six, or at least of five, quartos....
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The National magazine and general review

James Lyon (of Fairhaven, Vermont) - 486 pages
...an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future date of my history, the life of the historian must be short and precarious." Gibbons Miscellaneous Works, vol. ip 255. Gibbon's time, however, was in general most exactly appropriated...
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