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Consolations in Travel

or, the Last Days of a Philosopher

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Author: Davy Humphrey
Published: 1889
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,834 / 165 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 35.9
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 450
Added to site: 2006.03.01
mnybks.net#: 12998
Genre: Travel
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d a dome to the memory of one of its humblest teachers, more glorious than was ever framed for Jupiter or Apollo in the ancient world, and have preserved even the ruins of the temples of the pagan deities, and have burst forth in splendour and majesty, consecrating truth amidst the shrines of error, employing the idols of the Roman superstition for the most holy purposes and rising a bright and constant light amidst the dark and starless night which followed the destruction of the Roman empire!"

Onuphrio now resumed the discourse. He said, "I have not the same exalted views on the subject which our friend Ambrosio has so eloquently expressed. Some little of the perfect state in which these ruins exist may have been owing to causes which he has described; but these causes have only lately begun to operate, and the mischief was done before Christianity was established at Rome. Feeling differently on these subjects, I admire this venerable ruin rather as a record of the destruction of the power of the gre

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