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" If these writings of the Greeks agree with the book of God, they are useless, and need not be preserved if they disagree, they are pernicious, and ought to be de stroyed. "
The Nile: Notes for Travellers in Egypt - Page 100
by Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge - 1890 - 311 pages
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - 1805
...Omar was inspired by the ig- CHAP, norance of a fanatic. " If these writings of the Greeks agree LI" with the book of God, they are useless and need not be " preserved : if they disagree, they are peruicious and ought " to be destroyed. " The sentence was executed with blind obedience : the volumes...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

1805
...the same spirit which has held a great part of the globe in intellectual bondage : ' If these works agree with the book of God, they are useless and need not be preserved ; if they contradict it, they are pernicious and ought to be destroyed.' But whatever may be conceded to the...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 9

Edward Gibbon - 1806
...Alexandria, had not been appropriated by the visit and the seal of the conqueror. Amrou was in- clined to gratify the wish of the grammarian, but his rigid...they " disagree, they are pernicious and ought to be F f 4 " destroyed." . * Many treatises of this lover of labour (BOTTOM?) are still extant ; but for...
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The Belfast Monthly Magazine, Volume 6

1811
...Alexandrian library, on the principle, that if these writings agree with the Alcoran, styled by them the book of God, they are useless, and need not be preserved : if they disagree, thoy are pernicious, and ought to be destroyed. Many modern bedarkcners are of .similar dispositions...
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The Martyrs: Or, The Triumph of the Christian Religion, Volume 2

François-René vicomte de Chateaubriand - 1812
...this celebrated Library, is well known. " If these writings of the Greeks agree with the Koran, or book of God, they are useless, and need not be preserved...disagree, they are pernicious, and ought to be destroyed." They were accordingly distributed among the 4000 baths of the city, and six months were barely sufficient...
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An Introduction to the Study of Bibliography: To which is Prefixed ..., Volume 1

Thomas Hartwell Horne - 1814 - 758 pages
...ignorance of a fanatic. " If" (replied he) " these writings of the Greeks agree with " the Koran, or Book of God, they are useless " and need not be preserved;...they disagree, " they are pernicious and ought to be de" stroyed." The sentence of destruction was executed with blind obedience : the volumes of paper...
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Universal History Americanised, Or, An Historical View of the World from the ...

David Ramsay - 1819
...to alienate the minutest object, without the consent of the caliph. To this request, Omar answered, "if these writings of the Greeks agree with the book...disagree, they are pernicious, and ought to be destroyed." This sentence was executed with blind obedience; the volumes of paper or parchment were distributed...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 9

Edward Gibbon - 1820
...refused to alienate the minutest object without the consent of the caliph; and the well-known answer o( Omar was inspired by the ignorance of a fanatic. "...need not " be preserved : if they disagree, they are per" nicious and ought to be destroyed." The sentence was executed with blind obedience : the volumes...
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Sketches of the Earth and Its Inhabitants: With One Hundred Engravings, Volume 2

Joseph Emerson Worcester - 1823
...Omar, who said, with regard to the library ; " if these writings of the Greeks agree with the Koran, they are .useless, and need not be preserved ; if...disagree, they are pernicious, and ought to be destroyed." Alexandria is divided into old and new town. The latter extends along the coast, and is the centre...
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Gibbon's History of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, repr ..., Volume 4

Edward Gibbon - 1826
...integrity refused to alienate the minutest object without the consent of the Caliph, and the well known answer of Omar was inspired by the ignorance of a...need not be preserved; if they disagree, " they are pei'nicious, and ought to be destroyed." The sentence was executed with blind obedience: the volumes...
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