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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 Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Band 2

1843
...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
...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 - 568 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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Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Band 5

1844
...forms us, on the 15th of October, in that year, as he sat musing among the ruins of the capital, " 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 Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Band 18

1849
...or enjoyed, before I could descend to a cool and 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 ol the city first started to my mind. But my original...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Band 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...choice was determined by an incident of a striking and romantic nature. 'As I sat musing,' he says, ' With screaming Horror's funeral cry, De=pa!r, and fell Disease, and ghastly the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.' Many years, however,...
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Tait's Edinburgh Magazine

William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1844
...in the mind of Gibbon, and induced him to write " The Decline and Fall of Rome :" for he writes — "It was at Rome on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amid the ruins of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter,...
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The Auto-biography of Edward Gibbon, Esq: Illustrated from His Letters, with ...

Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 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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Autobiography: Illus. from His Letters, with Occasional Notes and Narratives

Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 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 Christmas Holydays in Rome

William Ingraham Kip - 1846 - 334 Seiten
...Eternal City." 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 barefooted friars were singing Vespers, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind." To the Romanist,...
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