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" It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns in a berceau, or covered... "
A hand-book for travellers in Switzerland and the Alps of Savoy and Piedmont ... - Page 141
by John Murray - 1838
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Lives of the Illustrious: (the Biographical Magazine)., Volume 7

1855
...his history is too remarkable to be omitted : " It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th June, 1787 between the hours of eleven and twelve that I wrote the last lines of the las page in a summer-house in my garden After Jaying down my pen, I took severa turns...
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Lives of Men of Letters of the Time of George III.

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1856 - 438 pages
...He must be himself allowed to describe the conclusion of his arduous labours. " It was," he says, " on the day, or rather the night of the 27th of June,...hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer house in my garden. After laying down my pen I took several walks...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1856 - 776 pages
...conception: I shall now commemorate the hour of my final deliverance. It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns...
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The American Encyclopedia of History, Biography and Travel, Comprising ...

William O. Blake - 1856 - 1007 pages
...literary labors with mingled feelings of regret and delight. ' It was,' he says, ' on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns...
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The National Review, Volume 3

Richard Holt Hutton, Walter Bagehot - 1856
...sufficiently beautiful to justify theiir re-transcription. " It was on the day," he writes, "or rather night of the 27th of June 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns...
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New Biographies of Illustrious Men

1857 - 408 pages
...conception ; I shall now commemorate the hour of my final deliverance. It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1848 - 776 pages
...conception : I shall now commemorate the hour of my final deliverance. It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my nen. I took several turns...
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Quarterly Journal of the American Unitarian Association, Volume 5

1858
...conception ; I shall now commemorate the hour of my final deliverance. It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - 1858
...task. Of this event he himself h.ts left us the following account : ' It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns...
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Parliamentary Papers, Volume 25

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons - 1858
...quote the beautiful passage in which Gibbon has perpetuated the memory of the event "it was here, on the day or rather the night of the *27th of " June 1787, that I wrote the last lines of the last page of my history " in a summer house in my garden. After...
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