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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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Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 14

1830
...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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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1829
...friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, (now the ' church of the Franciscan friars.) that the idea of writing the ' Decline and Fall of the City first started to my mind.' This idea, he afterwards extended to the Roman empire. Can there be a doubt as to the...
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The Tourist in Italy, Volume 1

Thomas Roscoe - 1831 - 271 pages
...ruins of the Capitol, whilst 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 Temple of Jupiter, to which the historian alludes, is the church of Aracaeli, where...
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The Georgian Era: Voyagers and travellers. Philosophers and men of science ...

---- Clarke - 1834
...months at Lausanne, he proceeded to Rome, where u " he sat musing amongst the ruins of the capítol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers...Temple of Jupiter, the idea of writing the decline and Tall of the city first started to his mind." He returned from Italy in 1765, and again entered the...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 50

1834
...ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted 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.' Miscellaneous Works, vol. ip 198. Perhaps' (observes M. Suard) ' it will not be...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 50

1834
...ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted 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.' Miscellaneous Works, vol. ip 198. ' Perhaps' (observes M. Suard) ' it will not be...
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Lives of Eminent and Illustrious Englishmen

George Godfrey Cunningham - 1836
...eleven months amongst his old friends, he proceeded to Italy. It was at Rome, as " he sat musing amongst the ruins of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars...writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind." He returned from Italy in 1765, and again entered the militia to please his father...
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The gallery of portraits: with memoirs [by A.T. Malkin].

Arthur Thomas Malkin - 1836
...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 his mind. This idea, once suggested, was never abandoned ; and though other avocations prevented...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1836
...of the Capitol, and 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 his mind. It. was on the night of the 27th of June, 1787, that he wrote the last lines of the last...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham

Englishmen - 1837
...eleven months amongst his old friends, he proceeded to Italy. It was at Rome, as "he sat musing amongst the ruins of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars...writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind." He returned from Italy in 1765, and again entered the militia to please his father...
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