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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. "
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Intertextual Pursuits: Literary Mediations in Modern Spanish Narrative

Hal L. Boudreau - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 273 pages
...fifteenth 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. (Gibbon 1896, 302; Memoir E) 3 The memory of the event is thinner and fainter than Gibbon would desire....
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Mystical Moments and Unitive Thinking

Daniel Merkur - Psychology - 1999 - 188 pages
...descend to a cool and minute investigation. ... It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1794, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the...decline and fall of the city first started to my mind (pp. 122-24). The ancient history of Rome gave meaning to Gibbons experience of the city of 1794 because...
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Impartial Stranger: History and Intertextuality in Gibbon's Decline and Fall ...

Peter Cosgrove - History - 1999 - 290 pages
...Lord Sheffield, after the historian's death: "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." 47 Gibbon's later struggles to refine and mount the revelation of his calling at the center of his...
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Barbarism and Religion: Volume 1, The Enlightenments of Edward Gibbon, 1737–1764

J. G. A. Pocock - Political Science - 1999
...fifteenth 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...the decline and fall of the City first started to my mind.25 Because the journal breaks offon 2 October, and contains no account of this or any other Roman...
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Roman Presences: Receptions of Rome in European Culture, 1789-1945

Duncan F. Kennedy, Stephen Bann, Valérie Huet, Javed Majeed, Norman Vance, Chloe Chard, John Lyon, Charles Martindale, Elizabeth Prettejohn, Frank M. Turner, Maria Wyke, Marla Stone, Volker Losemann - History - 1999 - 279 pages
...fifteenth 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...the decline and fall of the City first started to my mind.1 The scene is one which we may at the present day have some difficulty in recapturing, since...
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Romanticism and Colonial Disease

Alan Bewell - History - 2003 - 373 pages
...Gibbon records, "on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol . . . that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind" (170). Like Gibbon's history, Shelley's is a critical elegy: both display admiration for an imperial...
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Social Science Quotations: Who Said What, When, and Where

David L. Sills, Robert King Merton - Social Science - 2000 - 437 pages
...Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amid the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefoot friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,...decline and fall of the city first started to my mind. Autobiography (1796) 1961:154. 10 I am at a loss how to describe the success of the work without betraying...
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The Romantic Subject in Autobiography: Rousseau and Goethe

Eugene L. Stelzig - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 279 pages
...fifteenth 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" (136). If this is a rudimentary Wordsworthian "spot of time," with its powerful mixture of circumstantial...
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Barbarism and Religion, Volume 1

J. G. A. Pocock - History - 2001 - 356 pages
...fifteenth 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." Because the journal breaks off on 2 October, and contains no account of this or any other Roman experience,...
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Dialogos: Hellenic Studies Review

David Ricks, Michael Silk - Social Science - 2000 - 157 pages
...l5th of October [ l764]. as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol. while the bare-footed fryars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter. that...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 the empire. . .' ift Note...
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