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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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The Eclectic Museum of Foreign Literature, Science and Art, Volume 2

John Holmes Agnew, Eliakim Littell - 1843
...can forget that, whilst " It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing that work first started to his mind ;" it was in the garden at Lausanne just...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 2

1843
...can forget that, whilst _" It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing that work first started to his mind ;" it was in the garden at Lausanne just...
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Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Volume 5

1844
...forms us, on the 15th of October, in that year, as he sat musing among the ruins of the capital, " 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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Handbook for Travellers in Central Italy: Including the Papal States, Rome ...

John Murray (Firm) - 1843 - 568 pages
...was in this church, as he himself tells us, " on the 15th of October, 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers, that the idta of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind/' In front of the...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...was determined by an incident of a striking and romantic nature. 'As I sat musing,' he says, ' amidst creaming Horror's funeral cry, De=pa!r, and fell Disease, and ghastly my mind.' Many years, however, elapsed before he realised his intentions. On returning to England in...
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Cyclopædia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...was determined by an incident of striking and romantic nature. 'As I sat musing,' he says, 'amidst les through my mind.' Many years, however, elapsed before he realised his intentions. On returning to England in...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 18

1849
...a cool and minute investigation. It was at Rome, on the 15th October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing this Decline and Fall ol the city first started to my mind. But my original...
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Tait's Edinburgh Magazine

William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1844
...Fall of Rome :" for he writes "It was at Rome on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amid the ruins of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, now the Church of the Franciscans, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first...
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Tait's Edinburgh magazine, Volume 11

1844
...bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, now the Church of the Franciscang, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started in my mind. But uiy original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than the empire,...
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The Auto-biography of Edward Gibbon, Esq: Illustrated from His Letters, with ...

Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 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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