Quotation by Edward Gibbon

I sighed as a lover, I obeyed as a son.
Edward Gibbon (1737–1794), British historian. Memoirs of my Life, p. 55 (1796), published as Autobiography, Routledge (1971).

Of his father's refusal to accept Gibbon's attachment to Suzanne Curchod, daughter of a pastor in Lausanne.
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