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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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Outlines of English literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - 1849 - 540 Seiten
...October 15th, 1764, and is immortalised in his own picturesque words : " As I sat musing," he says, " amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted...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." But so gigantic a task...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Band 18

1849
...to a cool and minute investigation. It was at Rome on the 15th October, 1764, as I sat miihingamids nclined to take umbrage at it, we hope they will permit us to remind them that it is the silly slan that the idea of writing this Decline and Fall ol the city first started to my mind. But my original...
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Outlines of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - 1849 - 435 Seiten
...Rome, October 15th, 1764, and is immortalised in his own picturesque words: "As I sat musing," he says, "amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of 286 OUTLINES or GENERAL LITERATURE. [CHAP. xv. Jupiter, the idea of writing the decline and fall of...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Band 66

1849
...and minute investigation. It was at Rome, on the 15th October 1764, ns I sat musing amidst the ruina of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that tho idea of writing this Decline and Fall of the city first started to my mind. But my original...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Band 66

1849
...investigation. It was at Rome, on the 15th October 1764, as I eat musing amidst the ruins of the Capítol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing this Decline and Fall of the city first started to my mind. But my original...
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Leisure Hours in a Country Parsonage; Or Strictures on Men, Manners, and Books

John Keefe Robinson - 1850
...succession. And it was not until some years after, that we find this memorable record :—" It was at Borne, 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 entered my mind." Happy infirmity of...
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Essays, Political, Historical, and Miscellaneous, Band 3

Archibald Alison - 1850
...or enjoyed, before I could descend to a cool aud minute investigation. It was at Rome, on the 15th October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of...friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing this Decline and Fall of the city first started to my mind. But my original...
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The Literary Reader: For Academies and High Schools: Consisting of ...

Arethusa Hall - 1851 - 408 Seiten
...on closing the work. GIBBON'S ACCOUNT OF THE COMMENCEMENT AND CONCLUSION OF HIS GREAT WORK. IN Rome, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while...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. * * * * It was on the...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Band 2

Abraham Mills - 1851
...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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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Band 2

Abraham Mills - 1851
...of a striking and romantic nature. ' As I sat musing,' he says, ' amidst the ruins of the Capital, 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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