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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 Life of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Selections from His Correspondence, and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1839 - 455 pages
...ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter3, 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 Life of Edward Gibbon: With Selections from His Correspondence, and ...

Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman - 1840 - 357 pages
...ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter3, 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 life of Edward Gibbon [by himself] with selections from his ...

Edward Gibbon - 1840
...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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Sketches of Foreign Travel: And Life at Sea; Including a Cruise on Board a ...

Charles Rockwell - 1842
...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." Thus originated one of the most learned works that was ever written ; and when we consider...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...was determined by an incident of striking and romantic nature. 'As I sat musing,' he says, 'amidst les through to my mind.' Many years, however, elapsed before he realised his intentions. On returning to England...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...was determined by an incident of a striking and romantic nature. 'As I sat musing,' he says, ' amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars...writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.' Many years, however, elapsed before he realised his intentions. On returning to England...
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Tait's Edinburgh magazine, Volume 11

1844
...bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, now the Church of the Franciscang, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started in my mind. But uiy original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than the empire, which...
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The Auto-biography of Edward Gibbon, Esq: Illustrated from His Letters, with ...

Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 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 Christmas Holydays in Rome

William Ingraham Kip - 1846 - 334 pages
...sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing Vespers, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind." To the Romanist, on the contrary, this Church derives its veneration from a miraculous...
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Autobiography: Illus. from His Letters, with Occasional Notes and Narratives

Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 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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