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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 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. "
Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham - Page 219
by Englishmen - 1836
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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 orators,...
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The Powers of Genius, a poem. (Illustrations of Genius from authors ...

John Blair Linn - 1804 - 155 pages
...descend to a minute investigation. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October,' 1764, as I sat musing amidst the 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." Gothic Darkness....
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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
...display their powers It was at Rome (says Gibbon) on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the 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...
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Geographical Delineations: Or, A Compendious View of the Natural and ...

John Aikin - 1807 - 416 pages
...impressive on the sensible mind. " It was (says Gibbon) as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the capital, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of this city first started into my mind." What, indeed,...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 15

Alexander Chalmers - 1814
...fixed the source of his fame. " It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars were 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...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1814 - 32 pages
...fixed the source of his fame. " It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars were 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...
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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 History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - 1816
...me of framing my own panegyric. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the 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. But my original...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 66

1849
...and minute investigation. It was at Rome, on the 15th October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruina of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing this Decline and Fall of tife city first started to my mind. But my original...
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