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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 IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, CONTRASTED WITH ITS PAST CONDITION IN THREE ...

JAMES WHITESIDE - 1848
...Bambino after such an avowal ? Gibbon informs us that it was here, 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 idea of writing the " Decline and Fall" first entered his mind. Supposing the historian to...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Band 31

1848
...the Capitoline Hill at Rome, as Gibbon himself tells us : ' On the fifteenth 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.' "Why is Pompeii...
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Orators of the American Revolution

Elias Lyman Magoon - 1848 - 456 Seiten
...Hill at Rome, as Gibbon himself tells us: " On the fifteenth of October, 1764, as he sat musing amid 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." Why is Pompeii...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Band 66

1849
...could descend to a cool and minute investigation. It was at Rome, on the 1 >(h October 1764, as I eat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the...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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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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