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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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A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen, Volumen6

George Godfrey Cunningham - 1853
...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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Behind the Scenes, Volumen1

Baroness Rosina Bulwer Lytton Lytton - 1854 - 540 páginas
...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 of...
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A Course of English Reading, Adapted to Every Taste and Capacity: With ...

James Pycroft - 1854 - 614 páginas
...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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Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature, Volúmenes1-2

James Hamilton - 1854 - 988 páginas
...Rome," says Gibbon, " 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 (then a church of the Franciscans), that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first...
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The History of English Literature: With an Outline of the Origin and Growth ...

William Spalding - 1854 - 414 páginas
...us astray. His work was first conceived in Rome, " as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted 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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Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature, Volumen1

1854
...Rome," says Gibbon, " 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 (then a church of the Franciscans), that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first...
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Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and ..., Volumen7;Volumen19

Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire - 1866 - 292 páginas
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The Popular Educator, Volumen6

1855
...was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1761, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, vrhile the bare-footed friars were singing Vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fell of the city first started to my muid. But my original plan...
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The Quarterly Review, Volumen99

1856
...passage of his Memoirs, 'on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sate 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.' The church of the Ara...
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Quarterly Review, Volumen99

1856 - 590 páginas
...passage of his Memoirs, 'on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sate 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.' The church of the Ara...
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