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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 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. "
A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen - Page 219
by George Godfrey Cunningham - 1853
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An excursion to Windsor, in July 1810. Also A sail down the river Medway ...

John Evans - 1817
...eiBBON's WORKS. vespers in the Temple of Jupiter (DOW the Church of Tocculants or Franciscan Friars) that the idea of writing The Decline and Fall of the City first started into my mind!" Upon his return to England, the ensuing year, he felt regret that he was not occupied...
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The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical ..., Volume 22

1840
...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 into my mind. — P. 184. And this, too, it has heen conjectured, was the moment which fixed him in...
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Curiosities of Literature, Volume 1

Isaac Disraeli - 1824 - 472 pages
...their powers. " It was at Rome," says Gibbon, " on the 15th of October, 1764), as I sat musing amidst the 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...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1825
...me of framing my own panegyric. 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. But my original...
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Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 14

1830
...me of framing my own panegyric. 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. But my original...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1829
...continental travels. ' It was at Home,' he tells us, 'on the 15th of October, 1764, as he sat •musing amid the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed '...friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, (now the ' church of the Franciscan friars.) that the idea of writing the ' Decline and Fall of the...
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 16

1830
...on the 15th of October (in the year following), as he sat musing among the ruins of the capítol, " while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter," that his idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the Roman empire entered his mind. Gibbon returned...
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Italy, Volume 3

Josiah Conder - 1831
...rarest antique stones, and exceedingly uneven from age. It was in this church, ' as he sat musing amid the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,' that Gibbon first conceived, as he tells us, the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the City....
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Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Volume 5

Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford - 1831
...was at Rome, as he himself informs us, on the 15th of October, in that year, as he sat musing among the ruins of the capitol, " while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter," that his idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire entered his mind. He had previously...
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The Tourist in Italy

Thomas Roscoe - 1831
...ruins of the Capitol, whilst 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 Temple of Jupiter, to which the historian alludes, is the church of Aracaeli, where Marc...
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