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" It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind. "
Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham - Page 219
by Englishmen - 1836
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A General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 2

John Gorton - 1833
...himself informs us, on the lath October in that year, as he sat musing among the ruins of the capítol, " while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter," that his idea of writing the decline and fall of the Roman empire entered his mind. He had previously...
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The Georgian Era: Voyagers and travellers. Philosophers and men of science ...

1834
...months at Lausanne, he proceeded to Rome, where u " he sat musing amongst the ruins of the capítol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers...Temple of Jupiter, the idea of writing the decline and Tall of the city first started to his mind." He returned from Italy in 1765, and again entered the...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 50

1834
...ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted fryars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.' Miscellaneous Works, vol. ip 198. Perhaps' (observes M. Suard) ' it will not be difficult...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 50

1834
...ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted fryars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.' Miscellaneous Works, vol. ip 198. ' Perhaps' (observes M. Suard) ' it will not be difficult...
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The Printing machine (or, Companion to the library) [ed. by J.H.L. Hunt].

...sublime conception first entered the author's mind, he was sitting musing among the ruins of the capital, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter. But it was through a dark and dreary chaos that he had to work his way. No English work existed which...
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Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Volume 5

Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford - 1835
...was at Rome, as he himself informs us, on the 15th of October, in that year, as he sat musing among the ruins of the capitol, " while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter," that his idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire entered his mind. He had previously...
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The Gallery of Portraits:: With Memoirs ....

1836
...trace the links which connected what he had read with what he saw ; and it was when he was musing in the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the City first started to his mind. This idea, once...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1836
...says, at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, and while the barefooted friars were singing Vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind. It. was on the...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1837 - 848 pages
...me of framing my own panegyric. It was at Rome, on the loth of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,* that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to rny mind. But my original...
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The Gallery of Portraits: with Memoirs ...

1837
...trace the links which connected what he had read with what he saw ; and it was when he was musing in the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the City first started to his mind. This idea, once...
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