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" It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,* that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind. "
The Quarterly Review - Page 422
1856
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An excursion to Windsor, in July 1810. Also A sail down the river Medway ...

John Evans - 1817
...eiBBON's WORKS. vespers in the Temple of Jupiter (DOW the Church of Tocculants or Franciscan Friars) that the idea of writing The Decline and Fall of the City first started into my mind!" Upon his return to England, the ensuing year, he felt regret that he was not occupied...
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The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical ..., Volume 22

1840
...the 15th of Octoher, 1764, as I Sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the hare- footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter,...writing the Decline and Fall of the City first started into my mind. — P. 184. And this, too, it has heen conjectured, was the moment which fixed him in...
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Curiosities of Literature, Volume 1

Isaac Disraeli - English literature - 1823 - 321 pages
...the 15th of October, I'll!. as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bars-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter,...decline and fall of the City first started to my mind. Father Malebranche having completed his studies in philosophy and theology without any other intention...
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Curiosities of Literature, Volume 1

Isaac Disraeli - Culture in literature - 1824 - 472 pages
...to display their powers. " It was at Rome," says Gibbon, " on the 15th of October, 1764), as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the...decline and fall of the City first started to my mind." Father Malebranche having completed his studies in philosophy and theology without any other intention...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1825
...will not accuse me of framing my own panegyric. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the...decline and fall of the city first started to my mind. But my original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than of the empire : and, though...
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Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 14

Autobiographies - 1830
...will not accuse me of framing my own panegyric. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the...decline and fall of the city first started to my mind. But my original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than of the empire : and, though...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1829
...friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, (now the ' church of the Franciscan friars.) that the idea of writing the ' Decline and Fall of the City first started to my mind.' This idea, he afterwards extended to the Roman empire. Can there be a doubt as to the nature of the...
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The Tourist in Italy, Volume 1

Thomas Roscoe - Engraving - 1831 - 271 pages
...It was at Rome, on the 15th October, 1764, as I sate musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, whilst the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the...and Fall of the city first started to my mind." The Temple of Jupiter, to which the historian alludes, is the church of Aracaeli, where Marc Anthony Colonna...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 50

English literature - 1834
...loth of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted fryars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that...decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.' — Miscellaneous Works, vol. ip 198. ' Perhaps' (observes M. Suard) ' it will not be difficult to...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 50

English literature - 1834
...loth of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted fryars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that...decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.' — Miscellaneous Works, vol. ip 198. • Perhaps' (observes M. Suard) ' it will not be difficult to...
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