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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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Mackey's National Freemason, October 1873 to September 1874

Albert G. MacKey - 2003 - 676 pages
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Italy and the Grand Tour

Jeremy Black - 2003 - 255 pages
...inspired by the Antique: 'It was at Rome, on the fifteenth 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.'" 11. A Caprice...
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Jefferson's Demons: Portrait of a Restless Mind

Michael Knox Beran - 2003 - 265 pages
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The Cross Goes North: Processes of Conversion in Northern Europe, AD 300-1300

Martin Carver - 2005 - 588 pages
...ruins of the Capitol whilst 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'.1 By the Temple of Jupiter', Gibbon meant the church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli on the Capitoline,...
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The Bibliophile Dictionary: A Biographical Record of the Great Authors

Nathan Haskell Dole - 2003 - 660 pages
...ruins of the capítol, while 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 returned to his father's house in June, 1765, and soon began to occupy himself in...
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Flesh in the Age of Reason

Roy Porter - 2003 - 573 pages
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Multicultural American Literature: Comparative Black, Native, Latino/a and ...

A. Robert Lee - 2003 - 307 pages
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The Rough Guide History of Italy

Jonathan Keates, Rough Guides (Firm) - 2003 - 366 pages
...ruins of the CapitoI, 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.' This, as described by Edward Gibbon (1737-94) in his Autobiography, was the genesis of the...
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The Value of Solitude: The Ethics and Spirituality of Aloneness in Autobiography

John D. Barbour - 2004 - 237 pages
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