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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 History of English Literature: With an Outline of the Origin and Growth ...

William Spalding - 1853 - 413 Seiten
...those quarters where he was inclined to lead us astray. His work was first conceived in Rome, " as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while...friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter : " and its prevalent tone might, with no very wide stretch of fancy, be supposed to retain symptoms...
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A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen, Band 6

George Godfrey Cunningham - 1853
...eleven months amongst his old friends, he proceeded to Italy. It was at Rome, as " he sat musing amongst 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." He returned from Italy...
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A Handbook for Travellers in Central Italy ...: Rome and its environs

John Murray (Firm), Octavian Blewitt - 1853
...connexion with Gibbon. It was in this ch., as he himself tells us, "on the 15th of October, 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind." In front of the...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1853
...says, at Rome, on the 1 5th of October, 1 764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, and while the barefooted 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. It was on the...
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HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE PEACE OF UTRECHT TO THE PEACE OF VERSAILLES

LORD MAHON - 1853
...says, at Rome, on the 1 5th of October, 1 764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, and while the barefooted 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. It was on the...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1

Edward Gibbon - 1854
...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...barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,7 that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind. But my...
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Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature, Bände 1-2

James Hamilton - 1854
...the arrangements of a barrack and the contents of a vast magazine. " 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 (then a church of the Franciscans), that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first...
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Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature, Band 1

1854
...the arrangements of a barrack and the contents of a vast magazine. " 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 (then a church of the Franciscans), that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first...
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Cyclopædia of Literary and Scientific Anecdote: Illustrations of the ...

William Keddie - 1854 - 368 Seiten
...characterized by excellence of some kind or other. — (Beloe's Sexagenarian.) GIBBON'S ROMAN EMPIRE. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as I...capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing lEABJfDfG AND LABOURS. vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of •writing the Decline and...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with notes ..., Band 1

Edward Gibbon - 1854
...known will not accuse me of framing my own panegyric. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1704, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while...barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,7 that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind. But my...
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