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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 book of days, a miscellany of popular antiquities, Volumen1

Robert Chambers - 1862
...at Home,' says he, ' 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." It is to be observed...
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Literature, its rise, progress, fortunes and advantages, an address

Charles Spence (of Liverpool.) - 1863
...work. " 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." Gay's " Beggars' Opera"...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volumen118

1863
...his immortal work presented itself to his mind as he sat ' musing amidst the ruins of the ' Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the ' Temple of Jupiter.' But his original plan, as he himself adds, ' was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than...
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The English Nation; Or, A History of England in the Lives of ..., Volumen4

George Godfrey Cunningham - 1863
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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, sir William Smith - 1864
...HISTORY. 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. But my original plan...
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The Two Worlds: The Natural and the Spiritual: Their Intimate Connexion and ...

Thomas Shorter - 1864 - 461 páginas
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A journey due east, the journal of a five-months trip to Lower Egypt [&c.].

Christopher Cooke - 1864
...bright sun, and returning from the Coliseum to the Capitol, where, as he sat " musing amidst its ruins, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, the idea of writing the Decline and Pall of the city first started to the mind " of Gibbon. Afterwards...
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The Contemporary Review, Volúmenes169-170

1946
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The Richmond Eclectic, Volumen2

1867 - 620 páginas
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Classics Revisited

Kenneth Rexroth - 1968 - 290 páginas
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