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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. "
The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th] - Seite 150
1839
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The Powers of Genius: A Poem, in Three Parts

John Blair Linn - 1802 - 191 Seiten
...several days of intoxication were lost or enjoyed before I could descend to a minute investigation. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as I...of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars were tinging vespers in the temple of Jupiter, tb/at the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city...
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The Powers of Genius, a poem. (Illustrations of Genius from authors ...

John Blair Linn - 1804 - 155 Seiten
...several days of intoxication were lost or enjoyed before I could descend to a minute investigation. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October,' 1764, as...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." Gothic Darkness....
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 8

Edward Gibbon - 1805
...known will not accuse me of framing my own panegyric. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 17C4, 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...
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Curiosities of Literature, Band 1

Isaac Disraeli - 1807
...frequently occasioned the most eminent geniuses to display their powers It was at Rome (says Gibbon) on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst...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. Father Mallebranche...
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Geographical Delineations: Or, A Compendious View of the Natural and ...

John Aikin - 1807 - 416 Seiten
...impressive on the sensible mind. " It was (says Gibbon) as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the capital, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of this city first started into my mind." What, indeed,...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

1814
...apathy, and at once fixed the source of his fame. " It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the capitol, while...vespers in the temple of Jupiter (now the church of the Zoccolants, or Franciscan friars) that the idea of writing the DECLINE and FALL of the city first started...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Band 15

Alexander Chalmers - 1814
...apathy, and at once fixed the source of his fame. " It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the capitol, while...vespers in the temple of Jupiter (now the church of the Zoccolants, or Franciscan friarS) that the idea of writing the DECLINE and FALL of the city first started...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Band 1

Edward Gibbon - 1814
...known Avill not accuse me of framing my own panegyric. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1?64, 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...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 8

Edward Gibbon - 1816
...qualifications : but in 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...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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An excursion to Windsor, in July 1810. Also A sail down the river Medway ...

John Evans - 1817
...Roman Empire. This latter circumstance produced the germ of his future celebrity. " It was," says he, " at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing...CAPITOL, while the bare-footed friars were singing •20 eiBBON's WORKS. vespers in the Temple of Jupiter (DOW the Church of Tocculants or Franciscan...
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