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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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Advanced Mathematical Economics

Rakesh V. Vohra - Business & Economics - 2005 - 194 pages
...caveat emptor. 14 'It was at Rome, on the 15th October 1764', Gibbon writes, 'as I sat musing amid the ruins of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars...decline and fall of the city first started to my mind'. 71 chapters, 2,136 paragraphs, a million and a half words, 8,000 footnotes and one American revolution...
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Advanced Mathematical Economics

Rakesh V. Vohra - Business & Economics - 2005 - 194 pages
...at Rome, on the 15th October 1764', Gibbon writes, 'as I sat musing amid the ruins of the capital, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers...decline and fall of the city first started to my mind'. 71 chapters, 2,136 paragraphs, a million and a half words, 8,000 footnotes and one American revolution...
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Woman Behind the Painter: The Diaries of Rosalie, Mrs. James Clarke Hook

Rosalie Hook - Art - 2006 - 246 pages
...Edward Gibbon records this moment of epiphany: "It was at Rome, on the i5th 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" (Gibbon 85). 52. santissimo Bamhino: Dickens irreverently called this sanctified object "a little wooden...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst 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. Memoirs of My Life ch. 6 (1796) 11 My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left...
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The Roman Predicament: How the Rules of International Order Create the ...

Harold James - Political Science - 2006 - 166 pages
...the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing Vespers in the temple of lupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the City first started to my mind.6 This retrospective account is wrong, however, not just pedantically (the modern church of Santa...
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Narcissus Leaves the Pool

Joseph Epstein - Literary Collections - 2007 - 336 pages
...1764, in Rome, "amidst the ruins of the Capitol while the barefoot fryars [of the Franciscan Order] were singing Vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that...decline and fall of the city first started to my mind." Although it would take him nearly eight and a half years before he got down to the actual composition...
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The Pursuit of Glory: Europe, 1648-1815

T. C. W. Blanning - History - 2007 - 707 pages
...bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter [the Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli], that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.' If no other visitor responded on Gibbon's scale, there were plenty who came 'to admire the past and...
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The Education of Henry Adams

Henry Adams - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 456 pages
...more fascinating. Probably it was more vital in May, 1 860, than it had been in October, 1 764, when the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to the mind of Gibbon, "in the close of the evening, as I sat musing in the Church of the Zoccolanti or...
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