Thursday, November 28, 2013
"Had I believed that the majority of English readers were so fondly attached even to the name and shadow of Christianity; had I foreseen the pious, the timid, and the prudent, would feel, or affect to feel, with such exquisite sensibility, I might, perhaps, have softened the two invidious chapters, which would create many enemies, and conciliate few friends."
From page 103, this edition
Posted by usedbuyer 2.0 at 12:08 PM
Labels: autobiography, Christianity, Daily Dose, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon, historians, history, Quotations, religion
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