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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. "
The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th] - Page 8
1825
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1806 - 494 pages
...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 - Anecdotes - 1809 - 372 pages
...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 - Theology - 1810 - 436 pages
...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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A view of the evidences of Christianity, Volume 1

William Paley - 1811 - 388 pages
...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 Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal

Books - 1811 - 576 pages
...Gibbon observes that "all the idolatrous systems of the heathen world were considered by the common, people as equally true, by the philosopher as equally false, and by the politician as equally useful ;" and though Dr. C. does pot seem to go this length with regard to the...
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Systematic Education: Or Elementary Instruction in the Various ..., Volume 2

William Shepherd, Jeremiah Joyce, Lant Carpenter - Education - 1815 - 598 pages
...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, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1816 - 472 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...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 Religious World Displayed: Or, A View of the Four Grand ..., Volume 1

Robert Adam - Deism - 1818 - 494 pages
...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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The Connection of Natural and Revealed Theology: Being an Attempt to ...

Edward William Grinfield - Apologetics - 1818 - 634 pages
...creed. Thus, as Mr. Gibbon expresses it, " The various forms of worship which prevailed in the Heathen world, were all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosophers as equally false, and by the legislators as equally useful." Let any reflecting Theist...
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The History of the Christian Church: From the Birth of Christ to ..., Volume 1

William Jones - Albigenses - 1819 - 626 pages
...subject cannot be more fitly and aptly expressed than it has been by Mr. Gibbon, in the following words. "The various modes of worship which prevailed in the...equally false ; and by the magistrate as equally useful. And thus toleration produced not only mutual indulgence, but even religious concord."* • Decline...
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