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Profile of Edward Gibbon

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Edward Gibbon (27 April 1737 – 16 January 1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The Decline and Fall is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organised religion.
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11 November 2014
The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise.
11 November 2014
My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the obscurity of a learned language.
11 November 2014
Style is the image of character.
11 November 2014
History ... is, indeed, little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
11 November 2014
Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.

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