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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 Perennial Satirist: Essays in Honour of Bernfried Nugel, Presented on ...

Peter Edgerly Firchow, Hermann Josef Real - 2005 - 382 Seiten
...my thoughts turned to another man sitting in Rome on the 15th of October 1764: 'As I sat musing amid the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter.'"11 Do I need to inform you that I am quoting Edward Gibbon and referring to The Decline and...
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Advanced Mathematical Economics

Rakesh V. Vohra - 2005 - 194 Seiten
...at Rome, on the 15th October 1764', Gibbon writes, 'as I sat musing amid the ruins of the capital, 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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Woman Behind the Painter: The Diaries of Rosalie, Mrs. James Clarke Hook

Rosalie Hook - 2006 - 246 Seiten
...first published in 1796, Edward Gibbon records this moment of epiphany: "It was at Rome, on the i5th 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" (Gibbon 85). 52....
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The Roman Predicament: How the Rules of International Order Create the ...

Harold James - 2006 - 166 Seiten
...provided a famous account of how the idea of the Roman history came: it was at Rome on the fifteenth of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins...barefooted friars were singing Vespers in the temple of lupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the City first started to my mind.6 This...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 Seiten
...Empire ch. 65 (1776-1788) 9 I sighed as a lover, I obeyed as a son. Memoirs of My Life ch. 4 (1796) 10 edible it is th barefoot friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline...
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Comparative Literature in an Age of Globalization

American Comparative Literature Association - 2006 - 261 Seiten
...1:255-58. 10. According to Gibbon's Memoirs, the Decline and Fall was first conceived "[o]n the fifteenth 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" (see Decline and Fall, i: v). It...
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The Pursuit of Glory: Europe, 1648-1815

T. C. W. Blanning - 2007 - 707 Seiten
...historiographical and literary creations of the eighteenth century, as Edward Gibbon recorded in his Memoirs: '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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