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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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My Italian Notebook

Gough Whitlam - 2002 - 341 pages
...ruins of the Capitol, while the barefoot 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.' On Ash Wednesday in the following year James Boswell decided to keep explicit accounts,...
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The Health of Nations: Society and Law Beyond the State

Philip Allott - 2002 - 436 pages
...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.' J. Murray (ed.), The Autobiographies of Edward Gibbon (London, John Murray; 1896), p....
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America's First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735-1918

Richard Brookhiser - 2002 - 256 pages
...ruins of the Capitol, while the barefoot 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." Gibbon was inspired by Rome; Henry was inspired by Gibbon. "Our house," he wrote his brother,...
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A Traveller In Rome

H.v. Morton, v Morton - 2009 - 256 pages
...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.' In his time S. Maria in Aracoeli was believed to be standing on the site of the Temple...
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The Rough Guide History of Italy

Jonathan Keates, Rough Guides (Firm) - 2003 - 366 pages
...ruins of the CapitoI, while the barefoot 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.' This, as described by Edward Gibbon (1737-94) in his Autobiography, was the genesis of...
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Italy and the Grand Tour

Jeremy Black - 2003 - 255 pages
...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.'" 11. A Caprice Landscape with Ruins, in the style of Bernardo Bellotto. These popular...
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The Bibliophile Dictionary: A Biographical Record of the Great Authors

Nathan Haskell Dole - 2003 - 660 pages
...ruins of the capítol, while 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." Gibbon returned to his father's house in June, 1765, and soon began to occupy himself...
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The Cross Goes North: Processes of Conversion in Northern Europe, AD 300-1300

Martin Carver - 2005 - 588 pages
...ruins of the Capitol whilst the barefoot 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'.1 By the Temple of Jupiter', Gibbon meant the church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli on the...
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Flesh in the Age of Reason

Roy Porter - 2003 - 573 pages
...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.' Accident upon accident, yet something predestined too: 'my own religious folly, my father's...
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Architectures of Poetry

María Eugenia Díaz Sánchez, Craig Douglas Dworkin - 2004 - 142 pages
...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" (p. 305), 60 Rossi, p. 21. 61 Pound's own view of the fragment might he deduced from his...
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