Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Books Books
" 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
Full view - About this book

Vintage Reading: From Plato to Bradbury, a Personal Tour of Some of the ...

Robert Kanigel - 1998 - 243 pages
...between 1 776 and 1 788 "It was at Rome, on the fifteenth 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." When the great...
Limited preview - About this book

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: 28 Selected Chapters

Edward Gibbon - 1998 - 1089 pages
...states in a famous passage in his Memoirs, 'on the fifteenth 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.' Before settling...
Limited preview - About this book

Intertextual Pursuits: Literary Mediations in Modern Spanish Narrative

Hal L. Boudreau - 1998 - 273 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. (Gibbon 1896, 302; Memoir E) 3 The memory of the event is thinner and fainter than Gibbon...
Limited preview - About this book

Mystical Moments and Unitive Thinking

Daniel Merkur - 1999 - 188 pages
...cool and minute investigation. ... It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1794, 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 (pp. 122-24). The...
Limited preview - About this book

Impartial Stranger: History and Intertextuality in Gibbon's Decline and Fall ...

Peter Cosgrove - 1999 - 290 pages
...after the historian's death: "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." 47 Gibbon's later...
Limited preview - About this book

Barbarism and Religion: Volume 1, The Enlightenments of Edward Gibbon, 17371764

J. G. A. Pocock - 1999
...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.25 Because the journal breaks offon 2 October, and contains no account of this or any other...
Limited preview - About this book

Romanticism and Colonial Disease

Alan Bewell - 2003 - 373 pages
...Gibbon records, "on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol . . . that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind" (170). Like Gibbon's history, Shelley's is a critical elegy: both display admiration for an...
Limited preview - About this book

Roman Presences: Receptions of Rome in European Culture, 1789-1945

Duncan F. Kennedy, Stephen Bann, Valérie Huet, Javed Majeed, Norman Vance, Chloe Chard, John Lyon, Elizabeth Prettejohn, Frank M. Turner, Maria Wyke, Marla Stone, Volker Losemann, Charles Martindale - 1999 - 279 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.1 The scene is one which we may at the present day have some difficulty in recapturing, since...
Limited preview - About this book

Social Science Quotations: Who Said What, When, and Where

David L. Sills, Robert King Merton - 2000 - 437 pages
...ruins of the Capitol, while the barefoot 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. Autobiography (1796) 1961:154. 10 I am at a loss how to describe the success of the work without...
Limited preview - About this book

Dialogos: Hellenic Studies Review

David Ricks, Michael Silk - 2000 - 157 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. But my original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than the empire. ....
Limited preview - About this book




  1. My library
  2. Help
  3. Advanced Book Search
  4. Download EPUB
  5. Download PDF