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" It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns in a berccau, or covered... "
Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham - Page 220
by Englishmen - 1836
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 3

Half hours - 1856
...labour of Gibbon's life the ' History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire : ' " It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June,...that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summer house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns in a berceau, or covered...
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Lives of Men of Letters of the Time of George III.

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1856 - 438 pages
...to describe the conclusion of his arduous labours. " It was," he says, " on the day, or rather the night of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours...that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer house in my garden. After laying down my pen I took several walks in a berceau, or covered walk...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Rogers

Samuel Rogers - 1856 - 437 pages
...a very natural account of his feelings at the conclusion of his long labour there : " It was on the night of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last Hues of the last page in a summerhouse in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1848 - 776 pages
...to mark the moment of conception : I shall now commemorate the hour of my final deliverance. It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June,...a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my nen. I took several turns in a bercemt. or covered walk of acacias. which commands a prospect of the...
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Parliamentary Papers, Volume 25

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons - 1858
...*27th of " June 1787, that I wrote the last lines of the last page of my history " in a summer house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I ' took several turns in a covered walk which commands a prospect of 1 the country, the lake and the mountains. The air was temperate,...
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A Treasury of English Prose

Logan Pearsall Smith - 1920 - 237 pages
...any alterations in the moral or physical government of the world. Ibid. THE DECLINE AND FALL IT was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June,...hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last line of the last page, in a summer house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns...
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The Glory of English Prose: Letters to My Grandson

Stephen Coleridge - 1922 - 232 pages
...fulfilled. He recorded the event in a few pregnant sentences that are strangely memorable : ' ' It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June,...the last page, in a summer-house in my garden. After 1 First edition, 1794. 74 laying down my pen I took several turns in a berceau, or covered walk of...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20

1867
...of his sensations on accomplishing his great work. "It was on the day, or rather night, of June 27, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that...summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, 1 took several turns in a covered walk of acacias. I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on...
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John Franklin Jameson and the Development of Humanistic Scholarship in ...

John Franklin Jameson - 2000 - 440 pages
..."I shall now commemorate the hour of my final deliverance. It was on the day or rather the night of 27th of June 1787, between the hours of eleven and...lines of the last page in a summer-house in my garden. ... I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom and perhaps the establishment...
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The Romantic Subject in Autobiography: Rousseau and Goethe

Eugene L. Stelzig - 2000 - 279 pages
...completion registers the same admixture in a yet more affecting manner: It was on the day or rather the night of the 27th of June 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve that I wrote the last page in a summer house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns in a berceau or...
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