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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 Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - 1851
...of a striking and romantic nature. ' As I sat musing,' he says, ' amidst the ruins of the Capital, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers...the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.' Many years, however, elapsed before he carried his intentions into effect. On his return...
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History of England Comprising the Reign of Queen Anne Until the ..., Volume 6

Earl Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope - 1851
...of the Capitol, and 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 his mind. It was on the night of the 27th of June, 1787, that he wrote the last lines of the last page in the...
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The History of English Literature: With an Outline of the Origin and Growth ...

William Spalding - 1853 - 413 pages
...he was inclined to lead us astray. His work was first conceived in Rome, " as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter : " and its prevalent tone might, with no very wide stretch of fancy, be supposed to retain symptoms...
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HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE PEACE OF UTRECHT TO THE PEACE OF VERSAILLES

LORD MAHON - 1853
...says, at Rome, on the 1 5th of October, 1 764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, and 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 his mind. It was on the...
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Handbook for travellers in central Italy [by O. Blewitt].

John Murray (publishers.), Octavian Blewitt - 1853
...It was in this ch., as he himself tells us, "on the 15th of October, 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind." In front of the...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1853
...says, at Rome, on the 1 5th of October, 1 764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, and 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 his mind. It was on the...
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The Boyhood of Great Men: Intended as an Example to Youth ...

John George Edgar - 1851 - 385 pages
...long been his cherished ambition to produce some great historical work ; and as he "sat musing among the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars...decline and fall of the city first started to his mind." It was not, however, carried out in haste ; he again undertook the duties of a militia officer ; and...
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A Course of English Reading: Adapted to Every Taste and Capacity : with ...

James Pycroft - 1854 - 313 pages
...accident has much to do in directing it to suitable employments. Had not Gibbon sat " musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars...singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, the idea of the "decline and fall of the city" might not have " started in his mind." Many an author who has enlightened...
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A Course of English Reading: Adapted to Every Taste and Capacity: with ...

James Pycroft - 1854 - 313 pages
...much to do in directing it to suitable employments. Had not Gibbon sat " musing amidst the •uins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, the idea of the "decline and fall of the eity" might not have " started in his mind." Many an author who has enlightened...
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Behind the Scenes, Volume 1

Baroness Rosina Bulwer Lytton Lytton - 1854 - 531 pages
...among those of Rome, pondering upon the great work upon which his future fame was to rest. It was amid the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the historian mused over the plan of his " Decline and Fall ; " and it was amid the destruction...
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