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" It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns in a berceau, or covered... "
The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical ... - Page 457
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The National magazine and general review

James Lyon (of Fairhaven, Vermont)
...yet we find he wrote the last words of his history between the hours of eleven and twelve at night. " It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of...1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summer house in my garden. After laying down my pen,...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - 1826
...of Laua.nne. I could now wish that a pause, an interval, had been allowed for a serious e^rieal. I have presumed to mark the moment of conception : I shall now commemorate the i our of my final deliverance. It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, l 7Ä7, between...
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Letters from an Absent Brother: Containing Some Account of the ..., Volume 2

Daniel Wilson - 1827
...vanity, and extreme selraised in the Christian's mind could be separated from the recollection of it. "It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of...1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last line of the last page, in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I...
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Travels on the Continent, Sicily, and the Lipari Islands

Richard Duppa - 1829 - 494 pages
...flowerpots and rubbish. Here he finished his history, and in his Memoirs has thus commemorated the event. " It was on the day or rather night, of the 27th of...June 1787 between the hours of eleven and twelve that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen,...
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 16

1830
...and the event, for euch its completion deserves to be called, is thus noted in his Memoirs : " I have presumed to mark the moment of conception ;...1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the lost lines of the last page, in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen,...
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Chambers - 1830
...society which had gathered in that city and ;hbourhood. The completion of the history he thus describes: ple of the sky, In adoration join ; and ardent raise One general song ! To Him, ye vocal gales, I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer-house in ray garden. After laying down my pen,...
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The anniversary calendar, natal book, and universal mirror, Volume 1

Anniversary calendar - 1832
...Gibhon concludes his great work at Lausanne ; the sixth volume, which he began the 18th of May, 1786. " It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of...1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen,...
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Atkinson's Casket, Volume 8

1833
...great historian completed his lengthened labours may still be seen. " It was on the day," says he, " or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wroic the last lines of the last page in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I...
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The Works of William Cowper: His Life and Letters, Volume 3

William Cowper - 1835
...Roman Empire," with feelings of a mingled and impressive character. " I have presumed," he says, " to mark the moment of conception : I shall now commemorate...1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summerhouse in my garden. After laying down my pen, I...
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The Student: A Series of Papers, Volume 1

Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton - 1835
...alter, when I compared my recollection with the page. " It was," said he, " on the day or rather the night of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last line of the last page in a summerhouse in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took...
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