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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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Distinguished Men of Modern Times ...: Gibbon to Wilberforce

1838
...trace the links which connected what he had read with what he saw ; and it was when he was musing in 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 his mind. This idea, once...
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A General Biographical Dictionary, Band 2

John Gorton - 1838
...it was at Rome, as he himself informs us, on the loth October in that year, as he sat musing among the ruins of the capitol, " while the bare-footed...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. He had previously...
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The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Band 11

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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Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Bände 11-12

1838
...historian of the Roman Empire.' During his visit to Rome in 1 764, ' as he sat musing amidst the rums 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 f.rst started to his mind.' Many years however...
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The Eclectic Review, Band 6;Band 70

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1839
...' the ruins of the Forum, — each memorable spot, where Romulus 'stood, or Tully spoke, or Cassar fell.' Several days of mental intoxication, he says,...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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The Life of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Selections from His Correspondence, and ...

Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman - 1839 - 455 Seiten
...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...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 Life of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Selections from His Correspondence, and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1839 - 455 Seiten
...known will 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...bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter3, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind. But my...
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The Aldine Magazine of Biography, Bibliography, Criticism, and the ..., Band 1

1839 - 336 Seiten
...standing that he says, " he sat musing among the ruins of the Capitol on the 1 5th of October, 1764, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that his first idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire entered his mind." I am therefore...
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The Life of Edward Gibbon: With Selections from His Correspondence and ...

Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman - 1840 - 357 Seiten
...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 life of Edward Gibbon [by himself] with selections from his ...

Edward Gibbon - 1840
...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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