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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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A Handbook for Travellers in Central Italy ...: Rome and its environs

John Murray (Firm), Octavian Blewitt - Italy - 1853
...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." In front of the ch., facing the Campidoglio, are the 124 steps of Grecian marble said to...
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Cyclopędia of Literary and Scientific Anecdote: Illustrations of the ...

William Keddie - Literature - 1854 - 368 pages
...musing amidst the ruins of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing lEABJfDfG AND LABOURS. vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of...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 History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1854
...the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,7 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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Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature, Volume 1

1854
...bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter (then a church of the Franciscans), that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind." By-and-bye the decline and fall of the city expanded into the Decline and Fall of the Empire; and,...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1854
...the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,7 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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Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature, Volumes 1-2

James Hamilton - 1854
...bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter (then a church of the Franciscans), that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind." By-and-bye the decline and fall of the city expanded into the Decline and Fall of the Empire ; and,...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 99

English literature - 1856
...than the legitimate citadel by its side. Hence we shall not be surprised to find the temple itself called sometimes the Arx Capitolii, nor be perplexed...supposed accordingly to stand upon the rival summit. All respect to the error, if error it be, to which we may possibly owe the greatest monument of historical...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 99

English literature - 1856
...October, 1764, as I sate musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were sinking vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of...supposed accordingly to stand upon the rival summit. All respect to the error, if error it be, to which we may possibly owe the greatest monument of historical...
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THE AMERICAN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL,CONFESSION ...

THOMAS H. PRESCOTT - 1856
...the ruins of the capital, 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 as lieutenantcolonel commandant...
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The American Encyclopedia of History, Biography and Travel, Comprising ...

William O. Blake - Biography - 1856 - 1007 pages
...the capital, while die bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, the ide» 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 as lieutenantcolonel commandant...
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