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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. "
1785-1824 - Page 192
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THE AMERICAN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL,CONFESSION ...

THOMAS H. PRESCOTT - 1856
...months at Lausanne, he proceeded to Home, where, as ' he sat musing amongst the ruins of the capital, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers...writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind.' He returned from Italy in 1765, and again entered the militia as lieutenantcolonel commandant...
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THE QUARTERLY REVIEW

john murray - 1856
...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.' The church of the Ara Celi, which now crowns the north-east height of the hill, was in...
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New Biographies of Illustrious Men

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1857 - 408 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." M. Suard fancifully attributes to the combination of circumstances under which the conception...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - 1858
...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 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 ..., Volume 6

Earl Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope - 1858
...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, 1 787, that he wrote the last lines of the last...
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The New American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General ..., Volume 8

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - 1859
...the ruins of the capitol, while 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. But my original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city, rather than of the empire...
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History of Independence Hall: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time ...

David W. Belisle - 1859 - 396 pages
...as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers, the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind." The thoughtful traveler, who perambulates the subterranean streets of Pompeii, is filled...
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Examination papers used at the examinations for admission to the Royal ...

Sandhurst roy. military coll - 1859 - 1869 pages
...Rome," says Gibbon, "on the loth of October, 1769, as I sat musing amidst the ruius of the Capitol, that the idea of writing the ' Decline and Fall of the City ' first started to my mind." — Newton, when a student at Cambridge, had retired for a time into the country. As he...
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Mosaics

Frederick Saunders - 1859 - 408 pages
...15th of October, 1764, 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. It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven...
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The works of Isaac Disraeli (ed. by B. Disraeli).

Isaac Disraeli - 1859
...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." Father Malebranche having completed his studies in philosophy and theology without any...
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