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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. "
A view of the evidences of Christianity - Page 33
by William Paley - 1811
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The Black Book: An Exposition of Abuses in Church and State, Courts of Law ...

John Wade - Great Britain - 1835 - 815 pages
...the superstitious part of their subjects. The various modes of worship which prevailed in the known world were all considered by the people as equally true ; by the philosopher as equally false ; and by the magistrate as equally useful. And thus toleration produced...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1837 - 1256 pages
...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...all considered, by the people, as equally true ; by tlie philosopher, as equally false ; and by the magistrate, as equally useful. And thus toleration...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1840
...epigram was ever hazarded by an historian more false in all its parts than Gibbon's declaration, that ' the various modes of worship, which prevailed in the...all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosopher as equally false, and by the magistrate as equally useful.' On the contrary, the popular...
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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1840
...Uun*, I. xv. xvi. a nd xvii. ened, and by the habits of the superstitious, part of their subjects. The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by j the people, as equally true; by the philosopher as L equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 65

1840
...epigram was ever hazarded by an historian more false in all its parts than Gibbon's declaration, that 1 the various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considercd by the people as equally true, by the philosopher as equally false, and by the magistrate...
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The Monthly Messenger: A Repository of Information : Comprising Original ...

James Napier Bailey - Bible and science - 1840 - 236 pages
...applicable to that of the Egyptians. " The various modes of worship which prevailed in the" Egyptian " world, were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful."* Juvenal thus ridicules the...
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An Introduction to the Dialogues of Plato

William Sewell - 1841 - 388 pages
...epigram was ever hazarded by an historian more false in all its parts than Gibbon's declaration, that " the various modes of worship, which prevailed in the...all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosopher as equally false, and by the magistrate as equally useful." On the contrary, the popular...
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Connexion of Sacred and Profane History: Being a Review of the ..., Volume 3

D. Davidson - Christianity - 1844
...recognised by the Romans, had been by custom a dead letter in all ages : it had rarely been enforced. " The various modes of worship which prevailed in the...all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false ; and by the magistrate as equally useful. And thus toleration produced...
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Cyclopędia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...historian : Gibbon had insidiously, though too unequivocally, evinced his adoption of infidel principles. ' paleness of his brow, thinly covered with gray hairs. The music ceased : he remarks, 'considered by the people as equally true, by the philosopher as equally false, and by...
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Paley's Evidences of Christianity epitomised, by a member of the University ...

Josiah William Smith - 1846
...public or private life (i). We may readily accept the account of the matter given by Gibbon: (8) " The various modes of worship which prevailed in the...true; by the philosophers as equally false; and by the magistrates as equally useful." And from this statement we may argue, that the Christian missionaries...
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