The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and Writings, 1. köide

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J. Murray, 1814
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Contents

A Dissertation on the Allegorical Beings found on the
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Is entered at Westminster School is removed on account
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An Account of a MS by the Abbé G V Gravina del
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Observations sur les Mémoires Posthumes de M de Ché
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Mémoire sur la Monarchie des Mèdes pour servir de Sup
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Remarques Critiques sur les Dignités Sacerdotales de Jules
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Mr Gibbon to Mr Holroyd on Mr Foxs Resigna
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On the Character of Brutus Date uncertain 95 113
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Mr Gibbon to Mr Holroyd Dec 11th 1772
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Some Account of Mademoiselle Curchod afterwards
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Mr Gibbon to Mr Holroyd at Edinburgh
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Mr Gibbon to Mr HolroydAccount of
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ESSAI sur lEtude de la Littérature Written 1759
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Mr Gibbon publishes his first Work Essai sur lEtude de
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Mr Gibbon to Mrs GibbonHouse of Commons
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The Authors manner of passing his time in the Hampshire
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Mr Gibbon to Mr HolroydPolitical Jan 18th
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Mr Gibbon to Lord SheffieldContentment with
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On the Character of Brutus Date uncertain
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Mr Gibbon resumes his Studies determines to write upon
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Mr Whitaker to Mr Gibbon thanking Mr Gibbon
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Mr Gibbon to Lord SheffieldResignationsNew
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Les Principales Epoques de lHistoire de la Grèce et
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Dr Jos Warton to Mr Gibbon on the first Volume
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On Mr Hurds Commentary on Horace Written Feb 1762
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The Author passes some time at Paris gives an Account
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Mr Gibbon to Mr HolroydMadame Neckers
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Mr Gibbon to Mr Holroyd on the Affairs
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Extrait de trois Mémoires de M LAbbé de la Bleterie
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On the Position of the Meridional Line and the supposed
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Mr Gibbon to Mr Holroyd on the American
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The Author determines to write an History its Subject
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Remarques Critiques sur le Nombre des Habitans dans
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Mr Gibbon to Dr Watson now Bishop of Llan
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advises Mr Gibbon to translate it into French
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No Page
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Mr Gibbon to Mr Holroyd on the American Affairs
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Mr Gibbon to Mr HolroydAccount of the Cap
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Relation des Noces de Charles Duc de Bourgogne avec
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Some Account of Mr Gibbons Studies at Lausanne prepa
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Mr Gibbon and M Deyverdun engage in a Periodical
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Mr Gibbon to Mr HolroydAccount of his Situa
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Mr Gibbon to Mr HolroydAmerican Affairs
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Mr Gibbon to Mr HolroydAccount of his
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Mr Gibbon settles in Londonbegins his History of
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Mr Gibbon to Lord SheffieldLord Loughboroughs
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Mr Gibbon to Mr HolroydParliamentarythe
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Mr Gibbon to Mr HolroydAmerican Affairs
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Dr Robertson to Mr Gibbon on Mr Gibbons
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An Examination of Mallets Introduction to the History
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Mr Gibbon by the desire of Ministry writes the Mémoire
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Dr Priestley to Mr Gibbon mentioning Dr Priest
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Narrative by Lord Sheffield connecting the Memoirs with
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Madame Necker à M Gibbonher Disquietude
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Mirabeaus Work Sur la Monarchie PrussienneM Dey
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Mr Gibbon to Mrs Gibbon on the French Revolu
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Reflexions on the French Rovolutionthe principal Cha
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Contrast of the Political Temper of Lord North and M
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Mr Gibbon to Lord offering to accept
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Exhortation to Lord Sheffield and Family to visit Lausanne
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Mr Gibbon to Lord Sheffield on his Depar
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Narrative continued by Lord SheffieldAccount of Lord
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Mr Gibbon to Lord SheffieldM Deyverdun
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Remarques touchant les Doutes Historiques sur la Vie et
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Correspondence continuedMr Gibbons Letter to
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Mr Gibbon to Lord SheffieldComparison
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An Examination of the Catalogue of Silius Italicus 24th
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Mr Gibbon to Mrs Portenhis Friendship with
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A Minute Examination of Horaces Journey to Brundusium
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Mr Gibbon to Lord SheffieldPoliticalMr
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Mr Gibbon visits M Neckerthe Company he there meets
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On the Fasti of Ovid Written 1764
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Mr Gibbon to Mrs GibbonAccount of his
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Invasion of Savoy by the French Army under M de Mon
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Mr Gibbon to Lady Sheffieldeminent Persons
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Mr Gibbons Letter to the Honourable Miss Holroyd
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Mr Gibbon to Lady Elizabeth Foster now
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The declining Health of M de Severy Desertion of
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Mr Gibbon to Lord SheffieldPleasantry on
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VOL I
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Mr Gibbons intention of visiting Paris if possible in
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Mr Gibbon to Sir Stanier Porten on the same
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On the Triumphal Shows and Ceremonies 13th Dec 1764
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Lady Sheffields Death and Mr Gibbons immediate resolu
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Mr Gibbon to Lord Auckland
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Lord North to Mr Gibbon with Thanks for
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Mr Gibbon to Mrs Gibbon on the Riots in Lon
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Abstract of Mr Gibbons Will
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Introduction to the Letters
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Professor Heyné to M Gibbon recommending
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Remarques sur quelques Endroits de Virgile April 1757
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Madame Necker à M Gibbonrecommends
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continued Oct 12th 1756
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Madame Necker à M Gibbon on the Disputes
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Madame Necker à M Gibbonthe Prince
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Madame Necker à M Gibbon on Mr Gibbons
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Professor Breitinger to Mr Gibbonon different
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Madame Necker à M GibbonAffairs of
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Critical Observations on the Design of the Sixth Book of
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Mr Gibbon to M Gesnerconcerning Piso to whom
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Dr Cooke Dean of Ely and Provost of Kings
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Mr Gibbon to M Gesnerthe same Subject con
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Postscript to Ditto
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tinued
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