Fair Use I

To keep my goal to post here everyday I am resorting now to not-quite random sentences from my current reading – preferably with semicolons. First up, from page 13 of Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Vol. I 1776):

Trajan was ambitious of fame; and as long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers that on their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of the most exalted characters.

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  1. follinge says:

    This is probably the best historian ever. And this was written in the 1700’s. Damn this guy is good. I only read the abridged version and a bit of the third volume, but still it is good. I wanted to read up on the Islam Empire as well as the fall of Byzantium. I don’t know how far I got in the third one, but it was difficult and confusing after a while. The first volume is the best actually. I don’t know why he wrote the other two. Probably got out of hand.

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