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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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Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Band 5

Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford, Henry Vethake - 1831
...was at Rome, as he himself informs us, on the 15th of October, in that year, as he sat musing among the ruins of the capitol, " while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter," that his idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire entered his mind. He had previously...
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A General Biographical Dictionary, Band 2

John Gorton - 1833
...himself informs us, on the lath October in that year, as he sat musing among the ruins of the capítol, " while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter," that his idea of writing the decline and fall of the Roman empire entered his mind. He had previously...
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The Quarterly Review, Band 50

1834
...being — coloured the whole character of his future work. ' It was,' he says, ' at Rome, on the loth 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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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1834
...being — coloured the whole character of his future work. ' It was,' he says, 'at Rome, on the loth 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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The Georgian Era: Voyagers and travellers. Philosophers and men of science ...

1834
...months at Lausanne, he proceeded to Rome, where u " he sat musing amongst the ruins of the capítol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, the idea of writing the decline and Tall of the city first started to his mind." He returned from Italy...
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The Printing machine (or, Companion to the library) [ed. by J.H.L. Hunt].

...sublime conception first entered the author's mind, he was sitting musing among the ruins of the capital, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter. But it was through a dark and dreary chaos that he had to work his way. No English work existed which...
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Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Band 5

Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford - 1835
...was at Rome, as he himself informs us, on the 15th of October, in that year, as he sat musing among the ruins of the capitol, " while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter," that his idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire entered his mind. He had previously...
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The Gallery of Portraits:: With Memoirs ....

1836
...trace the links which connected what he had read with what he saw ; and it was when he was musing in the ruins of the Capitol, 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. This idea, once...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Band 1

Englishmen - 1836
...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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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1836
...says, at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, 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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