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" It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns in a berceau, or covered... "
Atkinson's Casket - Page 26
1833
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Outlines of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - 1849 - 540 pages
...day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer-house...and the mountains. The air was temperate, the sky was serene, the silver orb of the moon was reflected from the waters, and all nature was silent. I...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 66

1849
...of the 27th June 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last linea of th« last page, in a summer-house in my garden. After laying...commands a prospect of the country, the lake, and mountains. The air was temperate, the aky was serene, the silver orb of the moon was reflected from...
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Gibbon's Solitude: The Inward World of the Historian

W. B. Carnochan - 1987 - 225 pages
...day or rather the night of the 2jth of June 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer-house...and the mountains. The air was temperate, the sky 19 was serene; the silver orb of the moon was reflected from the waters, and all Nature was silent....
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: 28 Selected Chapters

Edward Gibbon - 1998 - 1089 pages
...day, or rather night, of the 27th of June 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summerhouse...and the mountains. The air was temperate, the sky was serene, the silver orb of the moon was reflected from the waters, and .ill nature was silent. I...
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The Romantic Subject in Autobiography: Rousseau and Goethe

Eugene L. Stelzig - 2000 - 279 pages
...27th of June 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve that I wrote the last page in a summer house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several...and the mountains. The air was temperate, the sky was serene; the silver orb of the moon was reflected from the waters, and all Nature was silent. I...
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John Franklin Jameson and the Development of Humanistic Scholarship in ...

John Franklin Jameson - 2000 - 440 pages
...the day or rather the night of 27th of June 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer-house in my garden. ... I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom and perhaps the establishment...
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A Traveller In Rome

H.v. Morton, v Morton - 2009 - 256 pages
...the hours of eleven and twelve, that 'I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer house of my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several...and the mountains. The air was temperate, the sky was serene, the silver orb of the moon was reflected from the waters, and all nature was silent. 1...
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Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City': The Historian and His Reputation ...

David Womersley, Thomas Warton Professor of English David Womersley - 2002 - 452 pages
...or rather the night, of the ayth ofJune, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer-house...After laying down my pen I took several turns in a batrau, or covered walk of Acacias, which commands a prospect of the country, the lake, and the mountains....
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Lectures on the Evidences of Christianity: In the Nineteenth Century ...

Albert Barnes - 1879 - 456 pages
...day, or rather night of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summer-house...and the mountains. The air was temperate, the sky was serene, the silver orb of the moon was reflected from the waters, and all nature was silent. I...
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Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy - 2007 - 613 pages
...between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summer house in my garden. After laying down my pen I took several...prospect of the country, the lake, and the mountains. It is uncertain whether Hardy chose that particular evening for sitting out in the garden because he...
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