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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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Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature, Bände 1-2

James Hamilton - 1854
...the arrangements of a barrack and the contents of a vast magazine. " It was at Rome," says Gibbon, " on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst...friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter (then a church of the Franciscans), that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first...
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Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature, Band 1

1854
...the arrangements of a barrack and the contents of a vast magazine. " It was at Rome," says Gibbon, " on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst...friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter (then a church of the Franciscans), that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first...
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Cyclopædia of Literary and Scientific Anecdote: Illustrations of the ...

William Keddie - 1854 - 368 Seiten
...characterized by excellence of some kind or other. — (Beloe's Sexagenarian.) GIBBON'S ROMAN EMPIRE. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as I...capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing lEABJfDfG AND LABOURS. vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of •writing the Decline and...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with notes ..., Band 1

Edward Gibbon - 1854
...known will not accuse me of framing my own panegyric. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1704, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while...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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A Course of English Reading: Adapted to Every Taste and Capacity : with ...

James Pycroft - 1854 - 313 Seiten
...developes genius; but accident has much to do in directing it to suitable employments. Had not Gibbon sat " musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while...friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, the idea of the "decline and fall of the city" might not have " started in his mind." Many an author...
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The History of English Literature: With an Outline of the Origin and Growth ...

William Spalding - 1854 - 414 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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Behind the Scenes, Band 1

Baroness Rosina Bulwer Lytton Lytton - 1854 - 531 Seiten
...among those of Rome, pondering upon the great work upon which his future fame was to rest. It was amid the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the historian mused over the plan of his " Decline and Fall ; " and it was amid the destruction...
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A Course of English Reading: Adapted to Every Taste and Capacity : with ...

James Pycroft - 1854 - 313 Seiten
...much to do in directing it to suitable employments. Had not Gibbon sat " musing amidst the •uins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, the idea of the "decline and fall of the eity" might not have " started in his mind." Many an author...
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Society and the Holy in Late Antiquity

Peter Brown - 1989 - 347 Seiten
...Edward Gibbon published the f1rst volume of his Decline and Fall. It was twelve years before that, in 1764, 'as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol,...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." In January 1976,...
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