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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 works of Isaac Disraeli (ed. by B. Disraeli).

Isaac Disraeli - 1859
...Bome," says Gibbon, " on the 15th of October, 176-1, 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." Father Malebranche...
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Mosaics

Frederick Saunders - 1859 - 408 páginas
...: " It was at Rome, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, on the 15th of October, 1764, 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. It was on the day,...
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The North British Review, Volúmenes32-33

1860
...interesting it is to be told by Gibbon, that " it was when he was mus ing in 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 his mind." The motive arising...
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The North British review

1860
...theme before. " At Home, 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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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volumen57

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - 1861
...'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
...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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