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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 New-York review [ed. by F.L. Hawks]. Wanting no.6,8, Volume 2

Francis Lister Hawks - 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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Distinguished Men of Modern Times ...: Gibbon to Wilberforce

Biography - 1838
...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 bare-footed 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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Italy: a poem. With historical and classical notes

John Edmund Reade - 1838
...Gibbon, " on the 15th of 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." XC. How much of life is lost ! The entire sentiment is from Pliny : while gazing on the same scenes...
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Distinguished Men of Modern Times ...: Gibbon to Wilberforce

Biography - 1838
...and it was when he was musing in the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were .tinging vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of...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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An Analytical and Comparative View of All Religions Now Extant Among Mankind

Josiah Conder - 1838 - 80 pages
...bare-footed 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." To a man destitute of the sound religious knowledge which is inseparable from true piety, who identified...
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Volume 11

1838
...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. , Many years however elapsed before he began the composi1 lion of the ' Decline and Fall.'...
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The Penny Cyclopędia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volume 11

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1838
...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. Many years however elapsed before he began the composi noli of the ' Decline and Fall.' On...
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The Life of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Selections from His Correspondence, and ...

Edward Gibbon - Historians - 1839 - 455 pages
...ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter3, that the idea of writing 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 Life of Edward Gibbon: With Selections from His Correspondence and ...

Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman - Literature - 1840 - 357 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 life of Edward Gibbon [by himself] with selections from his ...

Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman - 1840 - 357 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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