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" The influence of the clergy, in an age of superstition, might be usefully employed to assert the rights of mankind ; but so intimate is the connection between the throne and the altar, that the banner of the church has very seldom been seen on the side... "
Dialogues of the Dead with the Living - Page 169
by Philip Parsons - 1779 - 227 pages
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 47

Tobias George Smollett - 1779
...unrelenting and unwilling tyrant.' of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. ' Such is the connexion between the throne and the altar, that the banner of the church has -v try feldota been feen on the fide of the people.' — The archbifhop endeavours to refute this reflection,...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1854
...superstition, might be usefully employed to assert the rights of mankind ; but so intimate is the connexion between the throne and the altar, that the banner of the church has very seldom been seen on the side of the people.* A martial nobility and stubborn commons, possessed of...
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A manual of English composition

Theophilus Dwight Hall - 1880 - 211 pages
...superstition, might be usefully employed to assert the rights of mankind ; but so intimate is the connexion between the throne and the altar, that the banner of the church has very seldom been seen on the side of the people." [5.] " He enjoyed, with moderation, the conveniences of...
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The Works of Edward Gibbon, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1906
...superstition, might be usefully employed to assert the rights of mankind ; but so intimate is the connection between the throne and the altar, that the banner of the church has very seldom been seen on the side of the people. A martial nobility and stubborn commons, possessed of arms,...
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Our Heritage: (a Romance of the Sierras) in Five Books

Thomas E. Kepner - 1914 - 333 pages
...Gibbon, might be usefully employed to assert the rights of mankind; but, so intimate is the relation between the throne and the altar that the banner of the Church has very rarely been seen on the side of the People in their efforts to establish or maintain a free government....
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Machinists' Monthly Journal: Devoted to the Technical and ..., Volume 28

1916
...churches of Europe have always aimed at temporal power, and as Gibbon says, "So intimate is the connection between the throne and the altar that the banner of the church has seldom been seen on the side of the people." Since the first great schism in the Christian ranks, introduced...
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Samuel Johnson: Literature, Religion and English Cultural Politics from the ...

J. C. D. Clark, Jonathan Charles Douglas Clark - 1994 - 270 pages
...magistrate will soon degenerate into despotism'. The clergy would not prevent this: 'such is the connexion between the throne and the altar, that the banner of the church has very seldom been seen on the side of the people'. Gibbon looked for a remedy elsewhere: 'A martial nobility...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: 28 Selected Chapters

Edward Gibbon - 1998 - 1089 pages
...superstition, might be usefully employed to assert the rights of mankind; but so intimate is the connection between the throne and the altar, that the banner of the church has very seldom been seen on the side of the people. A martial nobility and stubborn commons, possessed of arms,...
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The Founders on God and Government

Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark David Hall, Jeffry H. Morrison, Jeffrey Morrison - 2004 - 314 pages
...wrote, "might be usefully employed to assert the rights of mankind; but so intimate is the connection between the throne and the altar, that the banner of the church has very seldom been seen on the side of the people." 3 But Gibbon was wrong about that, as even the editors...
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Barbarism and Religion: Volume 3, The First Decline and Fall

J. G. A. Pocock - 2005 - 527 pages
...superstition, might be usefully employed to assert the rights of mankind; but so intimate is the connection between the throne and the altar, that the banner of the church has very seldom been seen on the side of the people. A martial nobility and stubborn commons, possessed of arms,...
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