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" A victorious line of march had been prolonged above a thousand miles from the rock of Gibraltar to the banks of the Loire; the repetition of an equal space would have carried the Saracens to the confines of Poland and the Highlands of Scotland; the Rhine... "
An Introduction to the Defence of Abner Kneeland, Charged with Blasphemy ... - Page 129
by Abner Kneeland - 1834 - 43 pages
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History of the Conquest of Spain by the Arab-Moors: With a Sketch ..., Volume 2

Henry Coppée - Arabs - 1881 - 524 pages
...and often repeated paragraph from the great work of Gibbon. In speaking of the battle in Touraine, he says: "A victorious line of march had been prolonged above a thousand miles from the Eock of Gibraltar to the banks of the Loire ; the repetition of an equal space would have carried the...
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Fulfilled Prophecy, in Proof of the Truth of Scripture

Bourchier Wrey Savile - Bible - 1882 - 468 pages
...France, in the eighth century, says : — "A victorious line of march had been prolonged above 1000 miles from the rock of Gibraltar to the banks of the...repetition of an equal space would have carried the SABACENS to the confines of Poland and the Highlands of Scotland ; the Rhine is not more impassable...
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Notes, explanatory and practical, on the New Testament. ed. by R ..., Volume 11

Albert Barnes - 1884 - 568 pages
...from subjugation. — Gibbon, iii. 467, seq. " A victorious line of march," says Mr. Gibbon, "had bcen prolonged above a thousand miles, from the rock of Gibraltar to the mouth of the Loire ; the repctition of an equal space would have earricd the Saracens to the confines...
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The Scottish Review, Volume 8

Scotland - 1886 - 458 pages
...deliverance of the Christian world, and the probable result would have been that delineated by Gibbon : ' A victorious line of march had been prolonged above...Loire ; the repetition of an equal space would have earned the Saracens to the confines of Poland and the Highlands of Scotland ; the Rhine is not more...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1886 - 732 pages
...detachments overspread the kingdom of Burgundy as far as the well-known cities of Lyons and Besancon. A victorious line of march had been prolonged above...Gibraltar to the banks of the Loire; the repetition of un equal space would have carried the Saracens to the confines of Poland and the Highlands of Scotland...
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Bernard of Clairvaux, the Times, the Man, and His Work: An Historical Study ...

Richard Salter Storrs - 1892 - 620 pages
...and Tours, in the early autumn of AD 732, when the "victorious line of march," which, as Gibbon says, "had been prolonged above a thousand miles, from the rock of Gibraltar to the banks of the Loire," was finally broken, by "the breasts which were like solid ramparts, and the arms which were iron."...
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Bernard of Clairvaux, the Times, the Man, and His Work: An Historical Study ...

Richard Salter Storrs - Bernard - 1892 - 624 pages
...and Tours, in the early autumn of AD 732, when the "victorious line of march," which, as Gibbon says, "had been prolonged above a thousand miles, from the rock of Gibraltar to the banks of the Loire," was finally broken, by "the breasts which were like solid ramparts, and the arms which were iron."1...
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History of the conflict between religion and science 1897

John William Draper - 1897 - 408 pages
...a thousand miles from the rock of Gibraltar to the banks of the Loire — a repetition of an eqnal space would have carried the Saracens to the confines of Poland and the Highlands of Scotland." It is not necessary for me to add to this sketch of the military diffusion of Mohammedanism, the operations...
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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 5

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1899 - 640 pages
...Poitiers and Martin of Tours, forgot their miraculous powers in the defence of their own sepulchres.29 A victorious line of march had been prolonged above...the Rhine is not more impassable than the Nile or Euphrates, and the Arabian fleet might have sailed without a naval combat into the mouth of the Thames....
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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 5

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1901 - 676 pages
...powers in the defence of their own sepulchres. " A victorious line of march had been prolonged above one thousand miles from the rock of Gibraltar to the banks...the Rhine is not more impassable than the Nile or Euphrates, and the Arabian fleet might have sailed without a naval combat into the mouth of the Thames....
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