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" The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people, as equally true; by the philosopher, as equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful. "
Ecclesiastical history, a course of lectures - Page 24
by William Jones - 1831
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, 54. köide

1776
...equally true ; by the philofopher, as equally falfe ; •and by (he m»»iftrate as equally uftful. And thus toleration produced not only mutual indulgence, but even religious concord. * The fuperftition of the people was not embittered by any mixture of theological rancour ; nor was it confined...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 1. köide

Edward Gibbon - 1806
...spirit of Iby the habits^ pfc , the $Mperstitipus, part of their toleration, ^gjyggtg,, Tfbfcivatjous modes of worship, which . prevailed; in, the Roman world, were all considered by-Tthe people as-equally true ; by tie philosopher, as equally jfalse ; and by the magistrate, .as...
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Liber facetiarum, being a collection of curious and interesting anecdotes

Liber - 1809 - 344 lehte
...this occasion, and laid the foundation of his future .grandeur. Holcroft's Travek. THE various forms of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the_ people, as equally true; by the .philosopher, as equally false; aud by the magistrate as equally...
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The Works of William Paley, D.D.: A view of the evidences of Christianity

William Paley - 1810
...measure depended. I am willing to accept the account of the matter which is given by Mr. Gibbon : " The various modes of worship which prevailed in the...all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosophers as equally false, and by the magistrate as equally useful :" and I would ask,from which...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 1. köide

Edward Gibbon - 1811
...reflections of the enlightened, and toleration, by the habits of the superstitious, part of their subjects. The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the...only mutual indulgence, but even religious concord, or the The superstition of the people was not embitpeople. ' tered by any mixture of theological rancour;...
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A view of the evidences of Christianity, 1. köide

William Paley - 1811
...measure depended. I am willing to accept the account of the matter which is given by Mr Gibbon : '* The various modes of worship which prevailed in the...all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosophers as equally false, and by the magistrate as equally useful:" and I would ask from which...
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Systematic Education: Or Elementary Instruction in the Various ..., 2. köide

William Shepherd, Jeremiah Joyce, Lant Carpenter - 1815
...stated the fact, the various modes of worship which, before the birth of Jesus prevailed in the heathen world, " were all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosopher as equally false."* And when he adds to this statement, that they were regarded " by the magistrate as equally useful," he...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 1. köide

Edward Gibbon - 1816
...'the reflections of the enlightened, and by the habits of the superstitious, part of their subjects. The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the...equally false ; and by the magistrate, as equally usefu1. And thus toleration produced not only mutual indulgence; but even religious concord. of the...
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The Eclectic Review, 8. köide;26. köide

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1817
...gtvn a true account of the matter. «' «* The various modes of worship," s'aye Mr. Gibbto, '* wblck -prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered...equally false, and by the magistrate as equally useful. — The devout p^olytheist, though fondly attached to his national rites, admitted, with implicit faith,...
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The Religious World Displayed: Or, A View of the Four Grand ..., 1. köide

Robert Adam - 1818
...mem.; and another memoir on the same subject, and by the same author, in Tom. 18. mem. some truth, that "the various modes of worship which prevailed in the...false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful."* From which it would appear, that the wisest men of those days, wiser far than some of later times,...
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