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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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Life and works of William Cowper, Volume 3

William Cowper - 1836
...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 Life and Works of William Cowper: The works of William Cowper. His life ...

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 lasUpage, in a summerhouse in my garden. After laying down my pen, I...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 1

Englishmen - 1836
...he should return to his native country. In four years he completed his task. " It was," he says, " 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 Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1837 - 848 pages
...pleasures of Lausanne. I could now wish that a pause, an interval, had been allowed for a serious revisal. I have presumed to mark the moment of conception :...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 3

Edward Gibbon - 1837 - 1256 pages
...would be absurd to change, because it is personally characteristic, and of which no change could bean improvement. "I have presumed to mark the moment...was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June 1 787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summer-house...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 6

Englishmen - 1837
...he should return to his native country. In four years he completed his task. " It was," he says, " 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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A Hand-book for Travellers in Switzerland and the Alps of Savory and ...

John Murray (Firm) - 1838 - 367 pages
...removed. He alludes to them in the following remarkable passage: " It was on the day ot 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 summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen I took...
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A hand-book for travellers in Switzerland and the Alps of Savoy and Piedmont ...

John Murray - 1838
...removed. He alludes to them in the following remarkable passage : " It was 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 summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen I took...
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The Metropolitan, Volume 22

1838
...striking and picturesque sentence in which the histoVian records the completion of his great task. "It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 17S7, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summer-house...
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The Life of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Selections from His Correspondence, and ...

Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman - 1839 - 455 pages
...pleasures of Lausanne. I could now wish that a pause, an interval, had been allowed for a serious revisal. I have presumed to mark the moment of conception :...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...
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