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" I been intimately conversant with the son of Abdallah, the task would still be difficult, and the success uncertain : at the distance of twelve centuries, I darkly contemplate his shade through a cloud of religious incense ; and could I truly delineate... "
The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ... - Page 26
1789
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An History of the Christian Church: From the Earliest Periods to the Present ...

George Gregory - Church history - 1790
...fucceis uncertain : at the diftance of twelve centuries, I darkly contemplate his fhade through a cloud of religious incenfe ; and could I truly delineate...refemblance would not equally apply to the folitary of M»unt Hera, to the preacher of Mecca, and to the conqueror of Arabia.— The autlor of a mighty revolution...
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Annual Register, Volume 30

History - 1790
...fuccefs uncertain : at the diftance of twelve c?nturies, 1 darkly contemplate his ihade through a cloud of religious incenfe ; and could I truly delineate the portrait of an hour, the fleeting rcfcmblancc would not equally apply to the folitary of mount Her«, to the preacher of Mecca, and to...
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Annual Register, Volume 30

Edmund Burke - History - 1790
...fuccefs uncertain : at the diftance of twelve centuries, I darkly contemplate his ihade through a cloud of religious incenfe ; and could I truly delineate the portrait of an hour, the fleeting lefemblance would not equally apply to the folitary of mount Hera, ta the preacher of Mecca, and to...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 9

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1802
...fuccefs uncertain : at the diftance of twelve centuries, I darkly contemplate his made through a cloud of religious incenfe ; and could I truly delineate...the fleeting refemblance would not equally apply to tht folitary of mount Hera, to the preacher of Mecca, and to the conqueror of Arabia. The author of...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805
...distance of twelve centuries, I darkly contemplate his L' shade through a cloud of religious incense; and could I truly delineate the portrait of an hour, the fleeting resemblance would not equally apply to the solitary of mount Hera, to the preacher of Mecca, and to...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 9

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1820
...portrait of an CHAP. hour, the fleeting resemblance would not equal- ^.J^,, }y apply to the solitary of mount Hera, to the preacher of Mecca, and to the conqueror ol Arabia. The author of a mighty revolution appears to have been endowed with a pious and contemplative...
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection, Moral ..., Volume 2, Parts 3-4

Richard Alfred Davenport - Conduct of life - 1827
...distance of twelve centuries, I darkly contemplate his shade through a cloud of religious incense ; and could I truly delineate the portrait of an hour, the fleeting resemblance would not equally apply to the solitary of Mount Hera, to the preacher of Mecca, and to...
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 54

1851
...distance of twelve centuries I darkly contemplate his shade through a cloud of religious incense ; and could I truly delineate the portrait of an hour, the fleeting resemblance would not equally apply to the solitary of Mount Hera, to the preacher of Mecca, and to...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with ..., Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - 1855
...distance of twelve centuries I darkly contemplate his shade through a cloud of religious incense ; and could I truly delineate the portrait of an hour, the fleeting resemblance would not equally apply to the solitary of Mount Hera, to the preacher of Mecca, and to...
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Macphail's Edinburgh ecclesiastical journal and literary review, Volumes 21-22

1856
...the distance of twelve centuries I darkly contemplate his shade through a cloud of religious incense, and could I truly delineate the portrait of an hour, the fleeting resemblance would not equally apply to the solitary of Mount Hera, to the preacher of Mecca, and the...
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