"That is a man's sentence; behind it one can see Johnson, Gibbon, and the rest"
Edward Gibbon
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EDWARD GIBBON (1737-1794) was an English member of parliament and historian.

He is renowned for a work in 6 volumes, published between 1776 and 1788, entitled The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.