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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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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volumen6

Englishmen - 1837
...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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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Edward Gibbon - 1837 - 1256 páginas
...fame. "It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as he sat musing umidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter (now the church of the Zoccolants, or Franciscan friars), that the idea of writing the DECUNE and FA...
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The New-York review [ed. by F.L. Hawks]. Wanting no.6,8, Volumen2

Francis Lister Hawks - 1838
...the conduct of his work. " It was," says Gibbon, " 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."* In the same manner,...
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Distinguished Men of Modern Times ...: Gibbon to Wilberforce

1838
...connected what he had read with what he saw ; and it was when he was musing in 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 his mind. This idea, once suggested,...
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The New-York Review, Volumen2

Caleb Sprague Henry, Joseph Green Cogswell - 1838
...the conduct of his work. " It was." says Gibbon, " 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."* In the same manner,...
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Volumen11

1838
...Roman Empire. During his visit to Rome in 1 764, ' as he sat musing amidsi 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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The penny cyclopædia [ed. by G. Long]., Volumen11

Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge - 1838
...Roman Empire. During his visit to Rome in 17C4, '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 tirst started to his mind.' Many years however...
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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
...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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