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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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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1854
...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...barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,7 that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind. But my...
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Cyclopædia of Literary and Scientific Anecdote: Illustrations of the ...

William Keddie - 1854 - 368 pages
...excellence of some kind or other. — (Beloe's Sexagenarian.) GIBBON'S ROMAN EMPIRE. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst...capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing lEABJfDfG AND LABOURS. vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of •writing the Decline and...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1854
...known will not accuse me of framing my own panegyric. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1704, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while...barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,7 that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind. But my...
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A Course of English Reading: Adapted to Every Taste and Capacity : with ...

James Pycroft - 1854 - 313 pages
...developes genius; but accident has much to do in directing it to suitable employments. Had not Gibbon sat " musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while...friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, the idea of the "decline and fall of the city" might not have " started in his mind." Many an author...
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The History of English Literature: With an Outline of the Origin and Growth ...

William Spalding - 1854 - 414 pages
...those quarters where he was inclined to lead us astray. His work was first conceived in Rome, " as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while...friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter : " and its prevalent tone might, with no very wide stretch of fancy, be supposed to retain symptoms...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 99

1856
...says Gibbon in the most interesting passage of his Memoirs, 'on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sate musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were sinking vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city...
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Curiosities of Literature: And, The Literary Character Illustrated

Isaac Disraeli - 1857 - 510 pages
...has frequently occasioned the most errment geniuses to display their powers. It was at Rome, ga ye Gibbon, on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the rums of the Capitol, while the bare-footed fnarn were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that...
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Quarterly Journal of the American Unitarian Association, Volume 5

1858
...feelings on completing what first had occurred to his mind as a thought, at Rome, one evening as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while...friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter. " I have presumed to mark the moment of conception ; I shall now commemorate the hour of my final deliverance....
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - 1858
...choice was determined by an incident of a striking and romantic nature. ' As I sat musing,' he says, ' amidst 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 my mind." Many years, however,...
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History of Independence Hall: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time ...

David W. Belisle - 1859 - 396 pages
...of St. Maria d'Ara Ccdi, on the Capitoline Hill, at Borne, on the fifteenth of October, 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers, the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind." The thoughtful traveler,...
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