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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. "
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The Powers of Genius: A Poem, in Three Parts

John Blair Linn - 1802 - 191 pages
...ruins of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars were tinging vespers in the temple of Jupiter, tb/at the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind." No more are heard the precepts of her sage ; Nor treads Euripides his moral stage; Her...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - 1805
...ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed fryars 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. But my orignal plan was circumscribed to the dtcav of the city rather than of the empire...
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Curiosities of literature, Volume 1

Isaac Disraeli - 1807
...ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed 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. Father Mallebranche having compleated his studies in philosophy, and theology, without...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 15

Alexander Chalmers - 1814
...singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter (now the church of the Zoccolants, or Franciscan friarS) that the idea of writing the DECLINE and FALL of the city first started to his mind." But this appears to have been merely the effect of local emotion, for his plan was then...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1814
...ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed fryars 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. But my original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than of the empire:...
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The general biographical dictionary. Revised by A. Chalmers

New and general biographical dictionary - 1814
...singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter (now the church of the Zoccolants, or Franciscan friars) that the idea of writing the DECLINE and FALL of the city first started to his mind." But this appears to have been merely the effect of local emotion, for his plan wasi then...
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An excursion to Windsor, in July 1810. Also A sail down the river Medway ...

John Evans, John Evans (M.A., Edinburgh.) - 1817
...eiBBON's WORKS. vespers in the Temple of Jupiter (DOW the Church of Tocculants or Franciscan Friars) that the idea of writing The Decline and Fall of the City first started into my mind!" Upon his return to England, the ensuing year, he felt regret that he was not occupied...
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The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical ..., Volume 22

1840
...ruins of the Capitol, while the hare- footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the City first started into my mind. P. 184. And this, too, it has heen conjectured, was the moment which fixed him in...
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Curiosities of literature. (Repr. of the 7th ed.).

Isaac Disraeli - 1824
...ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed 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." Father Malebranche having completed his studies in philosophy and theology without any...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1825
...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. But my original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than of the empire...
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