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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 World and the Bo Tree

Helen Smith Bevington - 1991 - 211 pages
...five hundred churches ringing in unison when a new pope was declared; Gibbon's history that began when "the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started in my mind." "Come to Rome," Shelley said, whose ashes are buried in the Protestant Cemetery. Halfway...
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The Dream that Failed: Reflections on the Soviet Union

Walter Laqueur - 1996 - 248 pages
...recalls how one day in October 1764 as he was musing amid the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefoot friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, the idea of writing the decline and fall of Rome first started to his mind. There was a grandeur to the Capitoline Hill and the Forum Romanum even...
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James Joyce and the Language of History: Dedalus's Nightmare

Robert Spoo - 1994 - 208 pages
...ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted fryars 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.3 Gibbon speaks of an ironic overlap of the past and the present, of a communion in the...
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A Literary Companion to Rome: Including Ten Walking Tours

John Varriano - 1995 - 278 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 in my mind'/' Many are those of lesser talent and lesser ambition in whom Rome ignited a similar spark....
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The Education of Henry Adams

Henry Adams - 1995 - 566 pages
...more fascinating. Probably it was more vital in May, 1860, than it had been in October, 1764, when the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first ROME started to the mind of Gibbon, 'in the close of the evening, as I sat musing in the Church of...
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Italians

Luigi Barzini - 1996 - 352 pages
...remembered Gibbon, '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.' Only dead Italians were deemed worthy of attention, the longer dead the more worthy. The...
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The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Italies of British Travellers : an Annotated ...

Manfred Pfister - 1996 - 554 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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Writing Rome: Textual Approaches to the City

Catharine Edwards - 1996 - 146 pages
...ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed fryars 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.'1 Why should inspiration come to Gibbon on the Capitol? This was an area of Rome where,...
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Vintage Reading: From Plato to Bradbury, a Personal Tour of Some of the ...

Robert Kanigel - 1998 - 243 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." When the great project was finished twenty-four years later, it encompassed the whole...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: 28 Selected Chapters

Edward Gibbon - 1998 - 1089 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.' Before settling on the final choice for his life's work, however, he made several false...
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