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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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Advanced Mathematical Economics

Rakesh V. Vohra - 2005 - 194 pages
...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 the city first started to my mind'. 71 chapters, 2,136 paragraphs, a million and a half words, 8,000 footnotes and one American...
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The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English

Dominic Head - 2006 - 1241 pages
...the ruins of the Capitol, while 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.' He had, meanwhile, been 434 producing a mass of miscellaneous reviews and exercises, including...
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The Roman Predicament: How the Rules of International Order Create the ...

Harold James - 2006 - 166 pages
...ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing Vespers in the temple of lupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the City first started to my mind.6 This retrospective account is wrong, however, not just pedantically (the modern church...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 pages
...ruins of the Capitol, while the barefoot friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that solved to combine our efforts to accomplish these aims. Charter of to my mind. Memoirs of My Life ch. 6 (1796) 11 My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages...
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Woman Behind the Painter: The Diaries of Rosalie, Mrs. James Clarke Hook

Rosalie Hook - 2006 - 246 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" (Gibbon 85). 52. santissimo Bamhino: Dickens irreverently called this sanctified object...
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Narcissus Leaves the Pool

Joseph Epstein - 2007 - 321 pages
...while the barefoot fryars [of the Franciscan Order] 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." Although it would take him nearly eight and a half years before he got down to the actual...
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The Pursuit of Glory: Europe, 1648-1815

T. C. W. Blanning - 2007 - 707 pages
...friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter [the Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli], that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.' If no other visitor responded on Gibbon's scale, there were plenty who came 'to admire...
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The Education of Henry Adams

Henry Adams - 2008 - 456 pages
...more fascinating. Probably it was more vital in May, 1 860, than it had been in October, 1 764, when the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to the mind of Gibbon, "in the close of the evening, as I sat musing in the Church of the Zoccolanti...
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