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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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New Biographies of Illustrious Men

Biography - 1857 - 408 pages
...sketch of Gibbon, however brief:— " It was at Rome," says he, "on the loth 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." M. Suard fancifully attributes to the combination of circumstances under which the conception of the...
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New Biographies of Illustrious Men

Biography - 1857 - 408 pages
...Gibbon, however brief: — "It was at Rome," says he, "on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat rousing amidst the ruins of the capitol, while the barefooted...decline and fall of the city first started to my mind." M. Suard fancifully attributes to the combination of circumstances under which the conception of the...
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The Dublin Review, Volume 42

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1857
...speculations as to the subsequent history stretch back to this as a starting-point. It was as Gibbon " sat musing amidst the ruins of the capitol, while the...the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind.* It is impossible to read a chapter of his history of Constantino without feeling that he...
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1774-1780.-

Earl Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope - Great Britain - 1858
...says, at Rome, on (he 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, 1 787, that he wrote the last lines of the last...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1858
...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 he carried his intentions into effect. On his return to England,...
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The works of Isaac Disraeli (ed. by B. Disraeli).

Isaac Disraeli - 1859
...to display their powers. " It was at Bome," says Gibbon, " on the 15th of October, 176-1, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the...Decline and Fall of the City first started to my mind." Father Malebranche having completed his studies in philosophy and theology without any other intention...
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Mosaics

Frederick Saunders - Essays - 1859 - 408 pages
...: " It was at Rome, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, on the 15th of October, 1764, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in...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 or twelve,...
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The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General ..., Volume 8

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1859
...Rome," he writes, " on the 15th of Oct. 1764-, as I sat musing amid the ruins of the capítol, while barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple...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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Examination papers used at the examinations for admission to the Royal ...

Sandhurst roy. military coll - 1859 - 1869 pages
...Rome," says Gibbon, "on the loth of October, 1769, as I sat musing amidst the ruius of the Capitol, that the idea of writing the ' Decline and Fall of the City ' first started to my mind." — Newton, when a student at Cambridge, had retired for a time into the country. As he was reading...
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History of Independence Hall: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time ...

David W. Belisle - 1859 - 396 pages
...as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers, the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind." The thoughtful traveler, who perambulates the subterranean streets of Pompeii, is filled...
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