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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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Italy, Band 3

Josiah Conder - 1831 - 532 Seiten
...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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Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Band 5

Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford - 1831 - 652 Seiten
...was at Rome, as he himself informs us, on the 15th of October, in that year, as he sat musing among the ruins of the capitol, " 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. He had previously...
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A General Biographical Dictionary, Band 2

John Gorton - 1833 - 818 Seiten
...himself informs us, on the lath October in that year, as he sat musing among the ruins of the capítol, " 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 Quarterly Review, Band 50

1834 - 600 Seiten
...being — coloured the whole character of his future work. ' It was,' he says, ' at Rome, on the loth of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted fryars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall...
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The Quarterly Review, Band 50

1834 - 590 Seiten
...being — coloured the whole character of his future work. ' It was,' he says, 'at Rome, on the loth of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted fryars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall...
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The Georgian Era: Voyagers and travellers. Philosophers and men of science ...

1834 - 602 Seiten
...months at Lausanne, he proceeded to Rome, where u " he sat musing amongst the ruins of the capítol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, the idea of writing the decline and Tall of the city first started to his mind." He returned from Italy...
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The Printing machine (or, Companion to the library) [ed. by J.H.L. Hunt].

576 Seiten
...sublime conception first entered the author's mind, he was sitting musing among the ruins of the capital, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter. But it was through a dark and dreary chaos that he had to work his way. No English work existed which...
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Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Band 5

Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth - 1835 - 630 Seiten
...was at Rome, as he himself informs us, on the 15th of October, in that year, as he sat musing among the ruins of the capitol, " 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. He had previously...
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The Gallery of Portraits:: With Memoirs ....

1836 - 502 Seiten
...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 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. This idea, once...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Band 1

Englishmen - 1836 - 262 Seiten
...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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