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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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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1837 - 848 pages
...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 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. But my original...
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Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

1838
...useless to the historian of the Roman Empire. During his visit to Rome in 1 764, ' as he sat musing amids the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars...decline and fall of the city first started to his mind. Many years however elapsed before he began the composi noli of the ' Decline and Fall.' On his return...
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Volume 11

1838
...to the historian of the Roman Empire. During his visit to Rome in 1 764, ' as he sat musing amidsi the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars...decline and fall of the city first started to his mind. , Many years however elapsed before he began the composi1 lion of the ' Decline and Fall.' On his return...
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The penny cyclopædia [ed. by G. Long]., Volume 11

Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge - 1838
...useless to the historian of the Roman Empire. During his visit to Rome in 17C4, 'as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars...the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city tirst started to his mind.' Many years however elapsed before he began the composition of the ' Decline...
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Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volumes 11-12

1838
...historian of the Roman Empire.' During his visit to Rome in 1 764, ' as he sat musing amidst the rums of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were...the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city f.rst started to his mind.' Many years however elapsed before he began the composition of the ' Decline...
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Distinguished Men of Modern Times ...: Gibbon to Wilberforce

1838
...trace the links which connected what he had read with what he saw ; and it was when he was musing in 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 his mind. This idea, once...
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An Analytical and Comparative View of All Religions Now Extant Among Mankind

Josiah Conder - 1838 - 80 pages
...worship."f " It was at Rome," says the great infidel Historian of Christianity, " when 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 city...
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A General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 2

John Gorton - 1838
...it was at Rome, as he himself informs us, on the loth October in that year, as he sat musing among the ruins of the capitol, " while the bare-footed...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 New-York review [ed. by F.L. Hawks]. Wanting no.6,8, Volume 2

Francis Lister Hawks - 1838
...choice of his subject and in the conduct of his work. " It was," says Gibbon, " 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."* In the same manner,...
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Distinguished Men of Modern Times ...: Gibbon to Wilberforce

1838
...ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were .tinging vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the City first started to his mind This idea, once suggested, was never abandoned ; and though other avocations prevented him from immediately...
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