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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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Essays: Political, Historical, and Miscellaneous

Archibald Alison - 1850
...or enjoyed, before I could descend to a cool aud 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 of the city first started to my mind. But my original...
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The Literary Reader: For Academies and High Schools: Consisting of ...

Arethusa Hall - 1851 - 408 Seiten
...on closing the work. GIBBON'S ACCOUNT OF THE COMMENCEMENT AND CONCLUSION OF HIS GREAT WORK. IN Rome, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while...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. * * * * It was on the...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Band 2

Abraham Mills - 1851
...choice was determined by an incident of a striking and romantic nature. ' As I sat musing,' he says, ' amidst 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 my mind.' Many years, however,...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Band 2

Abraham Mills - 1851
...of a striking and romantic nature. ' As I sat musing,' he says, ' amidst the ruins of the Capital, 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 my mind.' Many years, however,...
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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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