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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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Social Science Quotations: Who Said What, When, and Where

David L. Sills, Robert King Merton - 2000 - 437 Seiten
...the folly of mankind. Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-1788) 1974: Vol. 7, chap. 65, 86. » It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amid the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefoot friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,...
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Dialogos: Hellenic Studies Review

David Ricks, Michael Silk - 2000 - 157 Seiten
...manuscript draft. is closer to the wording in the History: 'It was at Rome. on the l5th of October [ l764]. as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol. while the bare-footed fryars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter. that the idea of writing the decline and fall...
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Who's who in Early Hanoverian Britain, 1714-1789

G. R. R. Treasure - 2002 - 416 Seiten
...was in the ruins of the Forum, on October 15, 1764, that he felt inspired to write a historical epic: "As I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol,...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." Thorough and...
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A Traveller In Rome

H.v. Morton, v Morton - 2009 - 256 Seiten
...he dedicated himself to his life's work. 'It was at Rome, on the I5th of October, 1764,' he wrote, '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 his time S....
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The Health of Nations: Society and Law Beyond the State

Philip Allott, Professor of International Public Law University of Cambridge Fellow Philip Allott - 2002 - 436 Seiten
...we may say that its being was in its modest not-nothingness. 33 31 'It was at Rome, on the fifteenth of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted fryars were singing Vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall...
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America's First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735-1918

Richard Brookhiser - 2002 - 256 Seiten
...Gibbon decided to write the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: "It was at Rome, on the fifteenth of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefoot friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline...
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My Italian Notebook

Gough Whitlam - 2002 - 341 Seiten
...Rome, on the fifteenth of October, 1764,' wrote Edward Gibbon in the final version of his Memoirs, 'as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefoot fryars were singing Vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline...
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Italy and the Grand Tour

Jeremy Black - 2003 - 255 Seiten
...lasting effect, Edward Gibbon (1737-94) was inspired by the Antique: 'It was at Rome, on the fifteenth of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins...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.'" 11. A Caprice...
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Flesh in the Age of Reason

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - 2004 - 573 Seiten
...a chequered tale that led up to the historian's fateful decision: 'It was at Rome on the fifteenth of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol while the barefooted fryars were singing Vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall...
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Advanced Mathematical Economics

Rakesh V. Vohra - 2005 - 194 Seiten
...caveat emptor. 14 'It was at Rome, on the 15th October 1764', Gibbon writes, 'as I sat musing amid 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'. 71 chapters, 2,136...
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