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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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An Analytical and Comparative View of All Religions Now Extant Among Mankind

Josiah Conder - 1838 - 80 páginas
...Rome," says the great infidel Historian of Christianity, " when 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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Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volúmenes11-12

1838
...Roman Empire.' During his visit to Rome in 1 764, ' as he sat musing amidst the rums 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 f.rst started to his mind.' Many years however...
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The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volumen11

1838 - 542 páginas
...Roman Empire. During his visit to Rome in 1 764, ' as he sat musing amids 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. Many years however...
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Italy: a poem. With historical and classical notes

John Edmund Reade - 1838
...Gibbon, " on the 15th of 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." XC. How much of...
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The Aldine Magazine of Biography, Bibliography, Criticism, and the ..., Volumen1

1839 - 366 páginas
...standing that he says, " he sat musing among the ruins of the Capitol on the 1 5th of October, 1764, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that his first idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire entered his mind." I am therefore not...
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The life of Edward Gibbon [by himself] with selections from his ...

Edward Gibbon - 1840
...panegyric. 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. But my original plan...
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The Life of Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon - 1840 - 357 páginas
...panegyric. 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. But my original plan...
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A Popular Cyclopedia of History, Ancient and Modern, Forming a Copious ...

Francis Alexander Durivage - 1841 - 796 páginas
...conceived the idea of hie great work, the Decline and fall of Ulf Raman Empire, at Home, as he sat amidst the ruins of the capítol, " while the barefooted...friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter." He died in England, on the 16th of January, 1794, in the 57th year of his age. GIBRALTAR, a rocky promontory,...
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Sketches of Foreign Travel: And Life at Sea; Including a Cruise on Board a ...

Charles Rockwell - 1842
...— " 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." Thus originated one...
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The Dublin Review, Parte1

1842
...things ! — scarce even amid the ruins of the Capitol itself, on the summit of Ara Coeli, where, " while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter," Gibbon first conceived the mighty project of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ! Indeed, we...
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