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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 British Magazine, Volume 31

1847
...he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, whijfthj^ barefooted /riws were singing vespers, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind.' , ;" T,o the Romanist, oa the, contrary, this church derives its veneration from a miraculous...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 31

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, John Holmes Agnew, Kinahan Cornwallis, Timothy Flint - 1848
...sat musing amidst the ruins of the capítol, while the barefooted friars were singing Vespers, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind.' Why is Pompeii so full of thrilling associations to the thoughtful traveller? It is because...
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Orators of the American Revolution

Elias Lyman Magoon - 1848 - 456 pages
...he sat musing amid 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." Why is Pompeii so full of thrilling associations to the thoughtful traveller? It is because...
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Outlines of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - 1849 - 540 pages
...15th, 1764, and is immortalised in his own picturesque words : " 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." But so gigantic a task was not to be executed, or even begun, without immense preparatory...
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Outlines of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - 1849 - 435 pages
...barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of 286 OUTLINES or GENERAL LITERATURE. [CHAP. xv. Jupiter, the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to ray mind." But so gigantic a task was not to be executed, or even begun, without immense preparatory...
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Critical and miscellaneous essays, by an octogenarian (J. Roche).

James Roche - 1850
...after his arrival there, on the 15th of October, 1764, as he sat musing on the ruins of the capital, the idea of writing the " Decline and Fall of the city," first started to his mind. His original plan, he adds, was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than of...
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A Hand-book for Travellers in Central Italy: Including the Papal States ...

1850 - 684 pages
...sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind." In front of the church, facing the Campidoglio, are the 124 steps of Grecian marble said...
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Leisure Hours in a Country Parsonage; Or Strictures on Men, Manners, and Books

John Keefe Robinson - 1850
...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 entered my mind." Happy infirmity of purpose, which had such a noble termination in the immortal labours...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - 1851
...determined by an incident of a striking and romantic nature. ' As I sat musing,' he says, ' amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars...writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.' Many years, however, elapsed before ho carried his intentions into effect. On his return...
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The Literary Reader: For Academies and High Schools: Consisting of ...

Arethusa Hall - 1851 - 408 pages
...GIBBON'S ACCOUNT OF THE COMMENCEMENT AND CONCLUSION OF HIS GREAT WORK. IN Rome, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars...writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind. * * * * It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours...
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