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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 Life of Edward Gibbon: With Selections from His Correspondence, and ...

Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman (historien).) - Literature - 1840 - 357 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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Sketches of Foreign Travel: And Life at Sea; Including a Cruise on Board a ...

Charles Rockwell - Europe, Southern - 1842 - 869 pages
...of which Gibbon speaks, when he says, — " 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." Thus originated one of the most learned works that was ever written ; and when we consider that it...
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Handbook for Travellers in Central Italy: Including the Papal States, Rome ...

John Murray (Firm) - Italy - 1843 - 568 pages
...musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers, that the idta of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind/' In front of the church, facing the Campidoglio, are the 124 steps of Grecian marble said...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, g Folly's idle brood, \Vilil Laughter, Noise, and thoughtless Joy, And leave us Many years, however, elapsed before he realised his intentions. On returning to England in 1765, he...
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Tait's Edinburgh Magazine

William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1844
...bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, now the Church of the Franciscans, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started in my mind. But my original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than the empire,...
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Autobiography: Illus. from His Letters, with Occasional Notes and Narratives

Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 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 Auto-biography of Edward Gibbon, Esq: Illustrated from His Letters, with ...

Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 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 Christmas Holydays in Rome

William Ingraham Kip - Rome (Italy) - 1846 - 334 pages
...as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing Vespers, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind." To the Romanist, on the contrary, this Church derives its veneration from a miraculous wooden...
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The British Magazine, Volume 31

1847
...as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, whijfthj^ barefooted /riws were singing vespers, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind.' , ;" T,o the Romanist, oa the, contrary, this church derives its veneration from a miraculous...
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Orators of the American Revolution

Elias Lyman Magoon - Orators - 1848 - 456 pages
...1764, as he sat musing amid the ruins of the capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing Vespers, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind." Why is Pompeii so full of thrilling associations to the thoughtful traveller? It is because...
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