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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 Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction - Página 236
1830
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1829
...Home,' he tells us, 'on the 15th of October, 1764, as he sat •musing amid the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed ' friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, (now the ' church of the Franciscan friars.) that the idea of writing the ' Decline and Fall of the...
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Religious Magazine: Or, Spirit of the Foreign Theological Journals ..., Volumen4

1830 - 580 páginas
...Rome," he tells us, " on the 15th of October, 1764, as he sat musing amid the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, (now the church of the Franciscan friars,) that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the City...
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Italy, Volumen3

Josiah Conder - 1831
...exceedingly uneven from age. . It was in this church, ' as he sat musing amid the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,' that Gibbon first conceived, as he tells us, the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the City. To a...
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The Tourist in Italy

Thomas Roscoe - 1831 - 271 páginas
...It was at Rome, on the 15th October, 1764, as I sate musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, whilst 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 my mind." The Temple of Jupiter,...
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A Dictionary of Biography: Comprising the Most Eminent Characters of All ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - 1832 - 527 páginas
...France, Switzerland, and Italy; and it was while he sat musing among the ruins of the Capitol, and the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing a history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire first arose in his mind....
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The Georgian Era: Voyagers and travellers. Philosophers and men of science ...

1832
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The Georgian Era: Voyagers and travellers. Philosophers and men of science ...

1834 - 602 páginas
...circles. After a stay of eleven 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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The Gallery of Portraits:: With Memoirs ....

1836
...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 suggested,...
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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 night...
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