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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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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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The Legacy of Rome: A New Appraisal

Reader in Classical Languages and Literature Fellow Richard Jenkyns - 1992 - 479 Seiten
...taste for ruins and 'pleasing decay'. Gibbon claimed to have conceived the idea of his history as he sat 'musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol while...friars were singing Vespers in the temple of Jupiter', and his last chapter, which begins by quoting Poggio, is a meditation upon Rome's remains. More than...
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Niebuhrs Forschung

Gerrit Walther - 1993 - 638 Seiten
...reichen Stoff geben werden" (AF 11,152). 16 Die berühmte Stelle aus seiner Autobiographie lautet: „It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as...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" (S. 127). 17 Letters...
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A Literary Companion to Rome: Including Ten Walking Tours

John Varriano - 1995 - 278 Seiten
...Autobiography (1796), the great historian matter-offactly relates that 'it was at Rome, on the 1jth 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 in my mind'/' Many are those...
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The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Italies of British Travellers : an Annotated ...

Manfred Pfister - 1996 - 554 Seiten
...better of everything else among them. 5.3.4 Edward Gibbon THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I...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. But my original...
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Writing Rome: Textual Approaches to the City

Catharine Edwards, Reader in Classics and Ancient History Catharine Edwards - 1996 - 146 Seiten
...Empire (1776-88) is one of the best known of any work of literature: 'It was at Rome, on the fifteenth of October, 1764, 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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