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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 Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - 1851
...of a striking and romantic nature. ' As I sat musing,' he says, ' amidst the ruins of the Capital, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers...writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.' Many years, however, elapsed before he carried his intentions into effect. On his return...
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History of England from the peace of Utrecht to the peace of Versailles ...

Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope (Earl) - 1851
...of the Capitol, and 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. It was on the night of the 27th of June, 1787, that he wrote the last lines of the last...
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A history of England in the lives of Englishmen, Volume 6

George Godfrey Cunningham - 1853
...eleven months amongst his old friends, he proceeded to Italy. It was at Rome, as " he sat musing amongst the ruins of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars...writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind." He returned from Italy in 1765, and again entered the militia — to please his father...
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Handbook for travellers in central Italy [by O. Blewitt].

Octavian Blewitt, John Murray (publishers.) - 1853
...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." In front of the ch., facing the Campidoglio, are the 124 steps of Grecian marble said...
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HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE PEACE OF UTRECHT TO THE PEACE OF VERSAILLES

LORD MAHON - 1853
...of the Capitol, and 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. It was on the night of the 27th of June, 1787, that he wrote the last lines of the last...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1853
...of the Capitol, and 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. It was on the night of the 27th of June, 1787, that he wrote the last lines of the last...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with notes by ...

Edward Gibbon - 1854
...ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,7 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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Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature, Volumes 1-2

James Hamilton - 1854
...bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter (then a church of the Franciscans), that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind." By-and-bye the decline and fall of the city expanded into the Decline and Fall of the...
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Cyclopædia of Literary and Scientific Anecdote: Illustrations of the ...

William Keddie - 1854 - 368 pages
...while the bare-footed friars were singing lEABJfDfG AND LABOURS. 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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Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature, Volume 1

James Hamilton - 1854
...bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter (then a church of the Franciscans), that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind." By-and-bye the decline and fall of the city expanded into the Decline and Fall of the...
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