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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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Autobiography: Illus. from His Letters, with Occasional Notes and Narratives

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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The Christmas Holydays in Rome

William Ingraham Kip - 1846 - 334 pages
...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 barefooted friars were singing Vespers, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind." To the Romanist,...
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The British Magazine, Volume 31

1847
...he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, whijfthj^ barefooted /riws were singing vespers, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind.' , ;" T,o the Romanist, oa the, contrary, this church derives its veneration from a miraculous wooden...
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Orators of the American Revolution

Elias Lyman Magoon - 1848 - 456 pages
...he sat musing amid the ruins of the capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing Vespers, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind." Why is Pompeii so full of thrilling associations to the thoughtful traveller? It is because he there...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 31

1848
...sat musing amidst the ruins of the capítol, while the barefooted friars were singing Vespers, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind.' Why is Pompeii so full of thrilling associations to the thoughtful traveller? It is because he there...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 31

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Timothy Flint, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - 1848
...at Rome, as Gibbon himself tells us : ' On the fifteenth of October, 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing Vespers, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind.' "Why is Pompeii...
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Orators of the American Revolution

Elias Lyman Magoon - 1848 - 456 pages
...Hill at Rome, as Gibbon himself tells us: " On the fifteenth of October, 1764, as he sat musing amid the ruins of the capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing Vespers, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind." Why is Pompeii...
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ITALY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, CONTRASTED WITH ITS PAST CONDITION IN THREE ...

JAMES WHITESIDE - 1848
...avowal ? Gibbon informs us that it was here, 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 idea of writing the " Decline and Fall" first entered his mind. Supposing the historian to...
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Outlines of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - 1849 - 540 pages
...15th, 1764, and is immortalised in his own picturesque words : " As I sat musing," he says, " amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars...the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind." But so gigantic a task was not to be executed, or even begun, without immense preparatory...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 18

1849
...to a cool and minute investigation. It was at Rome on the 15th October, 1764, as I sat miihingamids nclined to take umbrage at it, we hope they will permit us to remind them that it is the silly slan that the idea of writing this Decline and Fall ol the city first started to my mind. But my original...
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