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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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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1837 - 848 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. But my original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than of the empire...
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The Gallery of Portraits: with Memoirs ...

1837
...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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Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volume 11

1838
...useless to the historian of the Roman Empire. During his visit to Rome in 1 764, ' as he sat musing amids the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars...writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind. Many years however elapsed before he began the composi noli of the ' Decline and Fall.'...
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Volume 11

1838
...to the historian of the Roman Empire. During his visit to Rome in 1 764, ' as he sat musing amidsi the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars...writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind. , Many years however elapsed before he began the composi1 lion of the ' Decline and Fall.'...
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The penny cyclopædia [ed. by G. Long].

Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge - 1838
...useless to the historian of the Roman Empire. During his visit to Rome in 17C4, 'as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars...the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city tirst started to his mind.' Many years however elapsed before he began the composition of the ' Decline...
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Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volumes 11-12

1838
...historian of the Roman Empire.' During his visit to Rome in 1 764, ' as he sat musing amidst the rums of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were...the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city f.rst started to his mind.' Many years however elapsed before he began the composition of the ' Decline...
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An Analytical and Comparative View of All Religions Now Extant Among Mankind ...

Josiah Conder - 1838 - 698 pages
...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." To a man destitute of the sound religious knowledge which is inseparable from true piety,...
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Distinguished Men of Modern Times ...: Gibbon to Wilberforce

1838
...ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were .tinging 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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The New-York review [ed. by F.L. Hawks]. Wanting

Francis Lister Hawks - 1838
...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."* In the same manner, we have often thought, every work which we call a work of genius...
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Italy: a poem. With historical and classical notes

John Edmund Reade - 1838
...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." XC. How much of life is lost ! The entire sentiment is from Pliny : while gazing on...
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