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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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Flesh in the Age of Reason

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - 2004 - 573 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.' Accident upon accident, yet something predestined too: 'my own religious folly, my father's...
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Architectures of Poetry

María Eugenia Díaz Sánchez, Craig Douglas Dworkin - 2004 - 142 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" (p. 305), 60 Rossi, p. 21. 61 Pound's own view of the fragment might he deduced from his own...
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Advanced Mathematical Economics

Rakesh V. Vohra - 2005 - 194 pages
...caveat emptor. 14 'It was at Rome, on the 15th October 1764', Gibbon writes, 'as I sat musing amid 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'. 71 chapters, 2,136...
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The Perennial Satirist: Essays in Honour of Bernfried Nugel, Presented on ...

Peter Edgerly Firchow, Hermann Josef Real - 2005 - 382 pages
...my thoughts turned to another man sitting in Rome on the 15th of October 1764: 'As I sat musing amid the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter.'"11 Do I need to inform you that I am quoting Edward Gibbon and referring to The Decline and...
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Advanced Mathematical Economics

Rakesh V. Vohra - 2005 - 194 pages
...at Rome, on the 15th October 1764', Gibbon writes, 'as I sat musing amid the ruins of the capital, 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'. 71 chapters, 2,136...
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Woman Behind the Painter: The Diaries of Rosalie, Mrs. James Clarke Hook

Rosalie Hook - 2006 - 246 pages
...records this moment of epiphany: "It was at Rome, on the i5th 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" (Gibbon 85). 52....
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The Roman Predicament: How the Rules of International Order Create the ...

Harold James - 2006 - 166 pages
...of the Roman history came: 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 lupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the City first started to my mind.6 This...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 pages
...ruins of the Capitol, while the barefoot friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that solved to combine our efforts to accomplish these aims. Charter of th my mind. Memoirs of My Life ch. 6 (1796) 11 My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages...
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The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English

Dominic Head - 2006 - 1241 pages
...the ruins of the Capitol, while 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.' He had, meanwhile, been 434 producing a mass of miscellaneous reviews and exercises, including...
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The Pursuit of Glory: Europe, 1648-1815

T. C. W. Blanning - 2007 - 707 pages
...Gibbon recorded in his Memoirs: 'It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amid the ruins of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars...were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter [the Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli], that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first...
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