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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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Switzerland and Savoy

David Bogue - 1852 - 343 pages
...that tender melancholy of a liberal mind, which he so affectingly confesses in his autobiography: " 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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HOME AUTHORS AND HOME ARTISTS

1852
...his vast undertaking: " I have presumed to mark the moment of conception, (amid the ruins of Eome) ; I shall now commemorate the hour of my final deliverance. It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th June, 178Y, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in...
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A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen, Volume 6

George Godfrey Cunningham - 1853
...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 history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1854
...pleasures of Lausanne. I could now wish that a pause, an interval, had been allowed for a serious révisai. 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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THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF SAMUEL ROGERS

EPES SARGENT - 1854
...a very natural account of his feelings at the conclusion of his long labor there : " It was on 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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Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature, Volume 1

1854
...well-known passage of his autobiography, the author records its memorable conclusion: " It was on 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,...
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Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature, Volumes 1-2

James Hamilton - 1854
...well-known passage of his autobiography, the author records its memorable conclusion: " It was on 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,...
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The Popular Educator, Volume 6

1855
...moment of conception ; I shall now comaemorate the hour of my final deliverance. It was on the day, jr rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of leven and twelve, that I wrote the last Une of the last page, in i summer-house in my garden. After...
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A compendium of English literature: chronologically arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1856 - 776 pages
...life, and complete his great work. The following are liis remarks on THE COMPLETION 0V HIS HISTORY. 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 AMERICAN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL,CONFESSION ...

THOMAS H. PRESCOTT - 1856
...the close of his literary labors with mingled feelings of regret and delight. 6 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 page9 in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen,...
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