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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 Review, Volume 3

Richard Holt Hutton, Walter Bagehot - 1856
...familiar, are sufficiently beautiful to justify their re-transcription. " It was on the day," he writes, "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...
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Lives of Men of Letters of the Time of George III.

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1856 - 438 pages
...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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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1848 - 776 pages
...life, and complete his great work. The following are his remarks on THE COMPLETION OF 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 nen....
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New Biographies of Illustrious Men

1857 - 408 pages
...condition, so profoundly natural, which Gibbon has as naturally delineated. li I have presumed," says he, " 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 summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I...
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Gibbon's Solitude: The Inward World of the Historian

W. B. Carnochan - 1987 - 225 pages
...fulfillment in the almost equally familiar set piece that celebrates the completion of the Decline and Fall: "I have presumed to mark the moment of conception:...now commemorate the hour of my final deliverance" (M, 180). Conception had taken place at evening; delivery takes place just before midnight, and the...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: 28 Selected Chapters

Edward Gibbon - 1998 - 1089 pages
...another memorable passage in his Memoirs, he dramatically reinvokes the completion of his great work: 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 summerhouse in my garden. After laying down my pen I...
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John Franklin Jameson and the Development of Humanistic Scholarship in ...

John Franklin Jameson - 2000 - 440 pages
...the Slave Trade to America, 4 vols. (Washington, DC: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1931-35). 2. "I shall now commemorate the hour of my final deliverance. It was on the day or rather the night of 27th of June 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve that I wrote the last lines...
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The Romantic Subject in Autobiography: Rousseau and Goethe

Eugene L. Stelzig - 2000 - 279 pages
...completion registers the same admixture in a yet more affecting manner: 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 page in a summer house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns...
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Lectures on the Evidences of Christianity: In the Nineteenth Century ...

Albert Barnes - 1879 - 456 pages
...downfall of the empire to permit him to pass it by; and though the same facts might have been recorded * "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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Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy - 2007 - 613 pages
...closing his last page on the spot, as described in his Autobiography: 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 lines of the last page, in a summer house in my garden. After laying down my pen I...
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