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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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The Gallery of Portraits:: With Memoirs ....

Biography - 1836
...trace the links which connected what he had read with what he saw ; and it was when he was musing in the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars...the Decline and Fall of the City first started to his mind. This idea, once suggested, was never abandoned ; and though other avocations prevented him...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1836
...says, at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, and while the barefooted friars were singing Vespers in...the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind. It. was on the night of the 27th of June, 1787, that he wrote the last lines of the last...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 1

Englishmen - 1836
...the ruins of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind." He returned from Italy in 1765, and again entered the militia — to please his father —...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1837 - 848 pages
...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 Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1837 - 848 pages
...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 : apd, though...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - English literature - 1837 - 848 pages
...will not accuse me of framing my own panegyric. It was at Rome, on the loth of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the...the decline and fall of the city first started to rny mind. But my original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than of the empire...
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The Gallery of Portraits: with Memoirs ...

Biography - 1837
...trace the links which connected what he had read with what he saw ; and it was when he was musing in the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars...the Decline and Fall of the City first started to his mind. This idea, once suggested, was never abandoned ; and though other avocations prevented him...
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The Gallery of Portraits: with Memoirs ...

Biography - 1837
...what he saw ; and it was when he was musing in the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friar a were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that...the Decline and Fall of the City first started to his mind. This idea, once suggested, was never abandoned ; and though other avocations prevented him...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 6

Englishmen - 1837
...the ruins of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind." He returned from Italy in 1765, and again entered the militia — to please his father —...
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The New-York Review, Volume 2

Caleb Sprague Henry, Joseph Green Cogswell - American periodicals - 1838
...muse, in the choice of his subject and in the conduct of his work. " It was." says Gibbon, " as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the...decline and fall of the city first started to my mind."* In the same manner, we have often thought, every work which we call a work of genius has been produced,...
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