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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 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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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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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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THE AMERICAN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL,CONFESSION ...

THOMAS H. PRESCOTT - 1856
...months at Lausanne, he proceeded to Home, where, as ' he sat musing amongst the ruins of the capital, 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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New Biographies of Illustrious Men

1857 - 408 páginas
...at Rome," says he, "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." M. Suard fancifully...
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1774-1780.-

Earl Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope - 1858
...says, at Rome, on (he 15th of October, 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, and 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 his mind. It was on the night...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volumen2

Abraham Mills - 1858
...of a striking and romantic nature. ' As I sat musing,' he says, ' 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." Many years, however,...
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Quarterly Journal of the American Unitarian Association, Volumen5

1858
...occurred to his mind as a thought, at Rome, one evening as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter. " I have presumed to mark the moment of conception ; I shall now commemorate the hour of my final deliverance....
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