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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 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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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 - 290 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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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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Advanced Mathematical Economics

Rakesh V. Vohra - 2005 - 194 páginas
...at Rome, on the 15th October 1764', Gibbon writes, 'as I sat musing amid the ruins of the capital, 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'. 71 chapters, 2,136...
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Woman Behind the Painter: The Diaries of Rosalie, Mrs. James Clarke Hook

Rosalie Hook - 2006 - 246 páginas
...epiphany: "It was at Rome, on the i5th 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" (Gibbon 85). 52. santissimo...
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The Pursuit of Glory: Europe, 1648-1815

T. C. W. Blanning - 2007 - 707 páginas
...Memoirs: 'It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amid the ruins of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter [the Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli], that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city...
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