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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 Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volumen57

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - 1861 - 790 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. But my original plan...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volumen52

1861 - 612 páginas
...theme before. "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, the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind." So too the history...
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A course of English reading

James Pycroft - 1861
...in directing it to suitable employment. Had not Gibbon sat " musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted 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 Spiritual Magazine, Volúmenes3-4

1862
...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, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city 'first started to my mind." How differently would...
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A manual of English literature

Thomas Arnold - 1862
...says : — "It was at Rome, on the 15th 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. But my original plan...
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A history of English literature, in a series of biographical sketches

William Francis Collier - 1862
...circumstances in which the great resolve was made : — " As I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted 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." The same man, Edward...
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Popular Biography: Embracing the Most Eminent Characters of Every Age ...

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1832 - 526 páginas
...zerland, and Italy; ting France, S\vitnd it was while he at 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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A History of English Literature in a Series of Biographical Sketches

William Francis Collier - 1862 - 550 páginas
...circumstances in which the great resolve was made : — "As I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted 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." The same man, Edward...
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Letters from Rome to Friends in England, Volumen1

John William Burgon - 1862 - 478 páginas
...One can quite understand Gibbon's statement, that " as he 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 his mind." That was in 1764,...
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Biographical outlines of English literature

David Pryde - 1862 - 142 páginas
...some great historical work, and as he sat one evening, amid the ruins of the City of the Csesars, " while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter," the subject of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was suggested. When all the volumes of the...
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