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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 Life of Edward Gibbon: With Selections from His Correspondence and ...

Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman - 1840 - 390 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: With Selections from His Correspondence and ...

Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman - 1840 - 388 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 Jupiter3, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind. But my...
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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1

Edward Gibbon - 1840 - 564 Seiten
...«rise, which caused his reputation and occupied a great part of his life. " It was at Rome," says he, " the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the capitol, while the barefooted monks were chanting vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that for the first time I was struck with the...
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A Popular Cyclopedia of History, Ancient and Modern, Forming a Copious ...

Francis Alexander Durivage - 1841 - 796 Seiten
...work, the Decline and fall of Ulf Raman Empire, at Home, as he sat amidst the ruins of the capítol, " while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter." He died in England, on the 16th of January, 1794, in the 57th year of his age. GIBRALTAR, a rocky promontory,...
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Sketches of Foreign Travel: And Life at Sea; Including a Cruise on Board a ...

Charles Rockwell - 1842 - 442 Seiten
...in place of that of the former deity. It is this church of which Gibbon speaks, when he says, — " 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." Thus originated...
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The Dublin Review, Band 12

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1842 - 652 Seiten
...things ! — scarce even amid the ruins of the Capitol itself, on the summit of Ara Coeli, where, " while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter," Gibbon first conceived the mighty project of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ! Indeed, we...
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The Eclectic Museum of Foreign Literature, Science and Art, Band 2

John Holmes Agnew, Eliakim Littell - 1843 - 614 Seiten
...the Roman Empire, can forget that, whilst — " It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while...friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing that work first started to his mind ;" it was in the garden at Lausanne just...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Band 2

1843 - 602 Seiten
...the Roman Empire, can forget that, whilst — _" It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while...friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing that work first started to his mind ;" it was in the garden at Lausanne just...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1

Edward Gibbon - 1843 - 588 Seiten
...enjoyed before I could descend to a cool and minute investigation." In another place he remarks, " It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the rums of the capital, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that...
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Handbook for Travellers in Central Italy: Including the Papal States, Rome ...

John Murray (Firm) - 1843 - 616 Seiten
...connexion with Gibbon. It was in this church, as he himself tells us, " on the 15th of October, 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers, that the idta of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind/' In front of the...
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