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The Ruins of Rome in the Fifteenth Century by Edward Gibbon

This brief excerpt from Edward Gibbon’s History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is the first paragraph of the final chapter in the book. As you read it, be sure to observe how Gibbons uses a quote from Poggius to vividly contrast the current … Continue reading

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Satire I by Horace

SATIRE I. by Horace QUI FIT, MAECENAS. How comes it, say, Maecenas, if you can, That none will live like a contented man Where choice or chance directs, but each must praise The folk who pass through life by other … Continue reading

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The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed’s Church Rome, 15– by Robert Browning

THE BISHOP ORDERS HIS TOMB AT SAINT PRAXED’S CHURCH ROME, 15— by Robert Browning [This poem comes from Browning’s Shorter Poems, edited by Franklin Baker, published in 1917 and now in the public domain; the text has been slightly adapted … Continue reading

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Robert Browning Poetry

Robert Browning Poetry Robert Browning (1812-1889) was an English poet, known for his dramatic verse. Considered one of the foremost poets of the Victorian era, Browning was born the same year as Charles Dickens. He was married to poet Elizabeth … Continue reading

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