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" The losses of history, indeed," says Gibbon, "are irretrievable; when the productions of fancy or science have been swept away, new poets may invent, and new philosophers may reason ; but, if the inscription of a single fact be once obliterated, it cannot... "
A Statistical Account, Or, Parochial Survey of Ireland: Drawn Up from the ... - Page 618
1819
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The Monthly Review

1816
...neglect of unworthy reformers." In another place, he eloquently adds : " The, losses of history are irretrievable: when the productions of fancy or science have been swept away, new poets may invent, and ucw philosophers may reason; but if the inscription of a single fact be once obliterated, it can never...
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Survey of Tullaroan, Or Grace's Parish, in the Cantred of Grace's Country ...

William Shaw Mason - 1819 - 160 pages
...from written authority, or oral tradition. " The losses of history (Mr. Gibbon forcibly observes) are indeed irretrievable ; when the productions of fancy...have been swept away, new poets may invent, and new philosopher» may reason ; but if the inscription of a single fact be once obliterated, it can never...
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The Irish quarterly review, Volume 1

1851
...older Celtic records of Ireland a blank for ever. " The losses of history, indeed," says Gibbon, "are irretrievable; when the productions of fancy or science...inscription of a single fact be once obliterated, it cannot be restored by the united efforts of genius and industry. The consideration of our past losses...
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Selections from the Irish Quarterly Review: 1st ser. ...

1857
...older Celtic records of Ireland a blank for ever. " The losses of history, indeed," says Gibbon, " are irretrievable ; when the productions of fancy or science...inscription of a single fact be once obliterated, it cannot be restored by the united efforts of genius and industry. The consideration of our past losses...
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The Celtic Records and Historic Literature of Ireland

Sir John Thomas Gilbert - 1861 - 762 pages
...older Celtic records of Ireland a blank for ever. " The losses of history, indeed," says Gibbon, "are irretrievable; when the productions of fancy or science...inscription of a single fact be once obliterated, it cannot be restored by the united efforts of genius and industry. The consideration of our past losses...
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The Finding of Saint Augustine's Chair

James Johnston - 1898 - 98 pages
...truth of the tradition. CHAPTER II. REMARKS ON BEDE's ACCOUNT OF THE SYNODS. "THE losses of history are indeed irretrievable. When the productions of fancy...never be restored by the united efforts of genius or industry." So writes Gibbon, one of the greatest of historians. The truth of his assertion cannot...
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Adam Smith and the Scotland of his Day

...thousand years' had conserved the records of the past. The losses of history are indeed irretrievable. If the inscription of a single fact be once obliterated,...restored by the united efforts of genius and industry Instead of condemning the monkish historians (as they are contemptuously styled) silently to moulder...
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