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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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A manual of English literature

Thomas Arnold - 1862 - 423 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. But my original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than of the empire...
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The English Nation; Or, A History of England in the Lives of ..., Volume 4

George Godfrey Cunningham - 1863
...eleven months amongst his old friends, he proceeded to Italy. Jt 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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Literature, its rise, progress, fortunes and advantages, an address

1863
...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." Gay's " Beggars' Opera" originated in a remark made by Swift to Gay, " What an odd pretty...
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The book of days, a miscellany of popular antiquities, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1862
...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." It is to be observed that he thought only of the history of the city, not of the empire,...
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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers ..., Volume 18

1863
...seventh book in the second ehelf on the right hand aa you go in.' friars were singing vespers, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind.' Our visit to Ara Cœli was to appearance unavailing. In the silent basilica, there were...
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The Dublin Review, Volume 54

1864
...therefore, to find him add : One can quite understand Gibbon's statement, that aa he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars...the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city firs started to his mind. This is pretty good ; but what follows, if less broad, is more naive : ...
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A journey due east, the journal of a five-months trip to Lower Egypt [&c.].

1864
...bright sun, and returning from the Coliseum to the Capitol, where, as he sat " musing amidst its ruins, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in...Temple of Jupiter, the idea of writing the Decline and Pall of the city first started to the mind " of Gibbon. Afterwards I visited St. Luke's Academy, containing,...
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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, sir William Smith - 1864
...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. But my original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than of the empire...
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Curiosities of Literature, Volume 1

Isaac Disraeli - 1865
...ruins of the Capitol, while the hare-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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OUTLINES OF ENGLISH LITERATURE

THOMAS B. SHAW, B.A. - 1866
...October 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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