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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 North British Review, Volumes 32-33

1860
...of form and beauty. How interesting it is to be told by Gibbon, that " it was when he was mus ing in the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars...the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind." The motive arising from the hope of LI 00 is not likely to act in the minds of the highest...
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The new American cyclopædia, ed. by G. Ripley and C.A. Dana, Volume 8

American cyclopaedia - 1860
...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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The North British review

1860
...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." So too the history of England was no novel subject to Macaulay. It had been his favourite study from...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 57

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - American periodicals - 1861
...quoting it : 'It was at Rome, on the fifteenth of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of^the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing...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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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volumes 51-52

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1861
...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." So too the history of England was no novel subject to Macaulay. It had been his favorite study from...
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The Spiritual Magazine, Volumes 3-4

Spiritualism - 1862
...distinctly this difference. " It was at Rome, (says Gibbon) 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." How differently would this have -been described by an old Hebrew prophet. After describing in lofty...
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A manual of English literature

Thomas Arnold - 1862
...the origin of his celebrated work, he says : — "It was at Rome, on the 15th 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 . ....
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A history of English literature, in a series of biographical sketches

William Francis Collier - 1862
...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." The same man, Edward Gibbon, has thus described the completion of his great work at Lausanne, when he had...
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A History of English Literature in a Series of Biographical Sketches

William Francis Collier - American literature - 1862 - 538 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." The same man, Edward Gibbon, has thus described the completion of his great work at Lausanne, when he had...
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Something of Italy

William Chambers - Italy - 1862 - 133 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.' Our visit to Ara Cccli was to appearance unavailing. In the silent basilica, there were...
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