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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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Blackwood's Magazine, Band 66

1849
...and minute investigation. It was at Rome, on the 15th October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruina of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing this Decline and Fall of tife city first started to my mind. But my original...
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The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical ..., Band 22

1840
...The moment of its conception is thus fixed hy himself: — It was at Rome, on the 15th of Octoher, 1764, as I Sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the hare- footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the Decline...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1

Edward Gibbon - 1821
...minute investigation." In another place he remarks, " It was at Rome, on the 15th of Octoher, 1764, as 1 sat musing amidst the ruins of the capitol, while...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." After devoting...
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Curiosities of Literature, Band 1

Isaac Disraeli - 1823 - 321 Seiten
...eminent geniuses to display their powers. It was at Rome, says Gibbon, on the 15th of October, I'll!. as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bars-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline...
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Curiosities of Literature, Band 1

Isaac Disraeli - 1824 - 472 Seiten
...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 Malebranche...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Band 1

Edward Gibbon - 1825
...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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Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Band 14

1830
...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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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 6

Edward Gibbon - 1826
...who:» I am known will not accuse me of framing my own panegyric. It was at Rome, on the 15th of 'Ytouer 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol,...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 Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Band 16

1830
...on the 15th of October (in the year following), as he sat musing among the ruins of the capítol, " while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter," that his idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the Roman empire entered his mind. Gibbon returned...
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Italy, Band 3

Josiah Conder - 1831
...rarest antique stones, and exceedingly uneven from age. It was in this church, ' as he sat musing amid the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,' that Gibbon first conceived, as he tells us, the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the City....
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