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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 Auto-biography of Edward Gibbon, Esq: Illustrated from His Letters, with ...

Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 pages
...consider the barbarian conquerors as a more worthy subject of his narrative. " Fas est et abhoste doceri." I shall now commemorate the hour of my final deliverance....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 Auto-biography of Edward Gibbon, Esq: Illustrated from His Letters, with ...

Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 pages
...narrative. " Fas est et ebhoete doceri." I shall now commemorate the hour of my final deliverance. Jt 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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Autobiography: Illus. from His Letters, with Occasional Notes and Narratives

Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 pages
...narrative. " Fas est et ab hosts doceri." I shall now commemorate the hour of my final deliverance. Jt 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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Historical Pictures of the Middle Ages, in Black and White

Alicia Moore, A wandering artist - 1846
...legacy of admiration, bequeathed to the scenes which inspired them. " 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...
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Lives of men of letters and science who flourished in the time of ..., Volume 2

Henry Peter Brougham (1st baron Brougham and Vaux.) - 1846
...to describe the conclusion of his arduous labours. " It was," he says, " 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 lines of the last page in a summer house in my garden. After laying down my pen I...
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Recollections of a Tour: A Summer Ramble in Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland

James William Massie - 1846 - 548 pages
...of his great work. 1 quote his own words, describing the event. " 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, 1...
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Historical Pictures of the Middle Ages, in Black and White: Made on the Spot ...

Mrs Robert Moore - 1846
...legacy of admiration, bequeathed to the scenes which inspired them. " 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...
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Lives of Men of Letters and Science: Who Flourished in the Time of ..., Volume 2

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1846 - 301 pages
...allowed to describe the conclusion of his arduous labours. "It was," he says, " 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 lines of the last page in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen I...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 3

Half hours - 1847
...great labour of Gibbon's life the ' History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire : ' " 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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Notes of a Tour in Switzerland in the Summer of 1847

Baptist Wriothesley Noel - 1848 - 308 pages
...sneering at religion. There is something affecting in his record of the completion of his great work. " 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, I...
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