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DISSERTATION ON THE RUINS ;

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DISSERTATION

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ON THE

RUINS,

OR

REVOLUTIONS OF EMPIRES;

BEING

A CRITICAL

EXAMINATION AND REFUTATION

OF A WORK ENTITLED

“ REMARKS ON VOLNEY'S RUINS,"

" BY W. A. HAILS.”

By R. J. ROWE.

Quid dignum tanto feret hic promissor biatu ?

Parturiunt montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.
-If, as is the fact, the majority deceive themselves, and deceive
themselves with sincerity, it follows that the human mind as readily
imbibes falsehood as truth; and in that case, how is it to be enlight-
ened ?- Ruins, Chapter 14th,

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN,

AND LONGMAN, PATERNOSTER ROW.

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