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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 Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 31

American periodicals - 1848
...as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the capítol, 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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Outlines of English literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - English literature - 1849 - 540 pages
...the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind." But so gigantic a task was not to be executed, or even begun, without immense preparatory labour, and...
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Outlines of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - English literature - 1849 - 435 pages
...friars were singing vespers in the temple of 286 OUTLINES or GENERAL LITERATURE. [CHAP. xv. Jupiter, the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to ray mind." But so gigantic a task was not to be executed, or even begun, without immense preparatory...
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Leisure Hours in a Country Parsonage; Or Strictures on Men, Manners, and Books

John Keefe Robinson - 1850
...after, that we find this memorable record :—" It was at Borne, on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the...of writing the Decline and Fall of the City first entered my mind." Happy infirmity of purpose, which had such a noble termination in the immortal labours...
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A Hand-book for Travellers in Central Italy: Including the Papal States ...

John Murray (Firm), Octavian Blewitt - Italy - 1850 - 684 pages
...as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers, that the idea 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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Critical and miscellaneous essays, by an octogenarian (J. Roche).

James Roche - 1850
...after his arrival there, on the 15th of October, 1764, as he sat musing on the ruins of the capital, the idea of writing the " Decline and Fall of the city," first started to his mind. His original plan, he adds, was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than of the...
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The Literary Reader: For Academies and High Schools: Consisting of ...

Arethusa Hall - Readers - 1851 - 408 pages
...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 my mind. * * * * It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...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 my mind.' Many years, however, elapsed before ho carried his intentions into effect. On his return to England,...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1853
...says, at Rome, on the 1 5th of October, 1 764, 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 page...
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HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE PEACE OF UTRECHT TO THE PEACE OF VERSAILLES

LORD MAHON - 1853
...says, at Rome, on the 1 5th of October, 1 764, 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 page...
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