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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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Masters of Achievement: The World's Greatest Leaders in Literature, Art ...

Press Company Frontier Press Company - 2004 - 528 pages
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Universal Pronouncing Dictionary Of Biography And Mythology Part Two

J. Thomas - 2005 - 800 pages
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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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An Introduction to the Humanities - Resource Book 2

Open University Course Team - 2006 - 110 pages
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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 Age of Reason

R. B. Mowat - 2006 - 352 pages
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