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Quotation by Thomas Hobbes
The Papacy is no other than the Ghost of the deceased Roman Empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof; For so did the Papacy start up on a Sudden out of the Ruins of that Heathen Power.
Thomas Hobbes (1579–1688), British philosopher. Leviathan, ch. 47, par. 21 (1651).
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