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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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Le culte des grands hommes au XVIIIe siècle: Entretiens de la Garenne Lemot ...

1998 - 243 páginas
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: 28 Selected Chapters

Edward Gibbon - 1998 - 1089 páginas
...in his Memoirs, 'on the fifteenth of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst 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 my mind.' Before settling on...
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Don't Open this Book!

Marvin Kaye - 1998 - 593 páginas
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Mystical Moments and Unitive Thinking

Daniel Merkur - 1999 - 188 páginas
...investigation. ... It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1794, as I sat musing amidst 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 my mind (pp. 122-24). The ancient...
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Impartial Stranger: History and Intertextuality in Gibbon's Decline and Fall ...

Peter Cosgrove - 1999 - 300 páginas
...death: "It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst 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 my mind." 47 Gibbon's later struggles...
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Fifty Key Thinkers on History

Marnie Hughes-Warrington - 2000 - 363 páginas
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The Mammoth Book of Literary Anecdotes

Philip Gooden - 2002 - 499 páginas
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A Traveller In Rome

H.v. Morton - 2009 - 256 páginas
...at Rome, on the I5th of October, 1764,' he wrote, 'as I sat musing amidst 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 my mind.' In his time S. Maria...
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Who's who in Early Hanoverian Britain, 1714-1789

G. R. R. Treasure - 2002 - 416 páginas
...that he felt inspired to write a historical epic: "As I sat musing amidst 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 my mind." Thorough and...
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Italy and the Grand Tour

Jeremy Black - 2003 - 255 páginas
...'It was at Rome, on 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 that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the City first started to my mind.'" 11. A Caprice Landscape...
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