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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 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. "
Curiosities of Literature - Page 134
by Isaac Disraeli - 1807
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 1

Englishmen - 1836
...eleven months amongst his old friends, he proceeded to Italy. It was at Rome, as " he sat musing amongst the ruins of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind." He returned from Italy...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 6

Englishmen - 1837
...eleven months amongst his old friends, he proceeded to Italy. It was at Rome, as "he sat musing amongst the ruins of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind." He returned from Italy...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 3

Edward Gibbon - 1837 - 1256 pages
...fixed the source of his fame. "It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as he sat musing umidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter (now the church of the Zoccolants, or Franciscan friars), that the idea of writing the DECUNE and FA...
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The penny cyclopædia [ed. by G. Long]., Volume 11

Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge - 1838
...own words, ' useless to the historian of the Roman Empire. During his visit to Rome in 17C4, 'as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while...friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city tirst started to his mind.' Many years however...
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An Analytical and Comparative View of All Religions Now Extant Among Mankind

Josiah Conder - 1838 - 80 pages
...worship."f " It was at Rome," says the great infidel Historian of Christianity, " when 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 Franciscan friars,) that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city...
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Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

1838
...useless to the historian of the Roman Empire. During his visit to Rome in 1 764, ' as he sat musing amids the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind. Many years however...
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Volume 11

1838
...to the historian of the Roman Empire. During his visit to Rome in 1 764, ' as he sat musing amidsi the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind. , Many years however...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1839
...were lost or enjoyed, before he could descend to a cool and minute investigaton. ' It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst...friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, now the church of the Zocolants, or Franciscans, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the...
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The Life of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Selections from His Correspondence, and ...

Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman - 1839 - 455 pages
...this sketch, those to whom I am known will not accuse me of framing my own panegyric. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst...bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter2, 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, Thomas Price, Josiah Conder, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1839
...were lost or enjoyed, before he could descend to a cool and minute investigaton. ' It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst...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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