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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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Italy: a poem. With historical and classical notes

John Edmund Reade - 1838
...of the Capitol, whilst 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 my " mind." XC. How much of life is lost ! The entire sentiment is from Pliny : while gazing on the...
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The Life of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Selections from His Correspondence, and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1839 - 455 pages
...me of framing my own panegyric. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1?64, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter3, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind. But my...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 6; Volume 70

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1839
...cool and minute investigaton. ' 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 Jnpiter, now the church of the Zocolants. or Franciscans, that the idea of writing the decline and...
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The Aldine Magazine of Biography, Bibliography, Criticism, and the ..., Volume 1

1839 - 336 pages
...standing that he says, " he sat musing among the ruins of the Capitol on the 1 5th of October, 1764, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that his first idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire entered his mind." I am therefore...
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The life of Edward Gibbon [by himself] with selections from his ...

Edward Gibbon - 1840
...me of framing my own panegyric. 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. But my original...
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The Life of Edward Gibbon: With Selections from His Correspondence and ...

Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman - 1840 - 357 pages
...me of framing my own panegyric. 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. But my original...
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The Life of Edward Gibbon: With Selections from His Correspondence, and ...

Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman (historien).) - 1840 - 357 pages
...me of framing my own panegyric. 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 Jupiter3, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind. But my...
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A Popular Cyclopedia of History, Ancient and Modern, Forming a Copious ...

Francis Alexander Durivage - 1841 - 717 pages
...work, the Decline and fall of Ulf Raman Empire, at Home, as he sat amidst the ruins of the capítol, " while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter." He died in England, on the 16th of January, 1794, in the 57th year of his age. GIBRALTAR, a rocky promontory,...
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Sketches of Foreign Travel: And Life at Sea; Including a Cruise on Board a ...

Charles Rockwell - 1842 - 869 pages
...Gibbon speaks, when he says, " 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." Thus originated...
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The Dublin Review, Part 1

1842
...things ! scarce even amid the ruins of the Capitol itself, on the summit of Ara Coeli, where, " while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter," Gibbon first conceived the mighty project of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ! Indeed, we...
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