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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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Report of Her Majesty's Civil Service Commissioners: Together with ..., Volume 3

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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Beeton's Dictionary of universal information, comprising geography ..., Volume 2

Samuel Orchart Beeton - 1859
...he thus beautifully describes his emotions : " It was on the day, or rather night, of the 37th 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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Gibbon's Solitude: The Inward World of the Historian

W. B. Carnochan - 1987 - 225 pages
...moon.28 The mood combines relief and a sense of loss: It was on the day or rather the night of the 2jth 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 History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: 28 Selected Chapters

Edward Gibbon - 1998 - 1089 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 summerhouse in my garden. After laying down my pen I took several turns...
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The Romantic Subject in Autobiography: Rousseau and Goethe

Eugene L. Stelzig - 2000 - 279 pages
...recording of the moment of completion registers the same admixture in a yet more affecting manner: It was on the day or rather the night of the 27th...the hours of eleven and twelve that I wrote the last page in a summer house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns in a berceau or...
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John Franklin Jameson and the Development of Humanistic Scholarship in ...

John Franklin Jameson - 2000 - 440 pages
..."I shall now commemorate the hour of my final deliverance. It was on the day or rather the night of 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. ... I will not dissemble the first emotions...
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Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City': The Historian and His Reputation ...

David Womersley, Thomas Warton Professor of English David Womersley - 2002 - 452 pages
...passage of draft 8E' of the 'Memoirs': It was on the day, or rather the night, of the ayth ofJune, 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 Traveller In Rome

H.v. Morton, v Morton - 2009 - 256 pages
...Lausanne, and he described 'the final hour of my deliverance'. It was the day, or rather night, of June 27, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that 'I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer house of my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns...
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Lectures on the Evidences of Christianity: In the Nineteenth Century ...

Albert Barnes - 1879 - 456 pages
...him to pass it by; and though the same facts might have been recorded * "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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Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy - 2007 - 613 pages
...27, and imagined the historian closing his last page on the spot, as described in his Autobiography: It was on the day, or rather the night, of the 27th...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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