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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 and Letters: A. R. Orage, Beatrice Hastings, Katherine Mansfield, John ...

John Carswell - 1978 - 306 páginas
...even1 'It was at Rome, on the 1sth of October, 1764, as I sat musing among 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' (Gibbon, Memoirs of...
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A Critical History of English Literature: The Restoration to 1800, Volumen3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 páginas
...... 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. He enlarged his scheme...
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The Past is a Foreign Country

David Lowenthal, Professor Emeritus David Lowenthal, Lowenthal David - 1985 - 489 páginas
...crucial inspiration: '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.'350 The effigies...
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Society and the Holy in Late Antiquity

Peter Brown - 1989 - 347 páginas
...and Fall. It was twelve years before that, in 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." In January 1976, with...
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The Legacy of Rome: A New Appraisal

Reader in Classical Languages and Literature Fellow Richard Jenkyns - 1992 - 479 páginas
...claimed to have conceived the idea of his history as he sat 'musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol while the barefooted friars were singing Vespers in the temple of Jupiter', and his last chapter, which begins by quoting Poggio, is a meditation upon Rome's remains. More than...
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Niebuhrs Forschung

Gerrit Walther - 1993 - 638 páginas
...lautet: „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" (S. 127). 17 Letters...
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A Literary Companion to Rome: Including Ten Walking Tours

John Varriano - 1995 - 278 páginas
...that 'it was at Rome, on the 1jth 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 in my mind'/' Many are those of...
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Italians

Luigi Barzini - 1996 - 352 páginas
...on the i5th of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol,' remembered Gibbon, '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.' Only dead Italians...
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The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Italies of British Travellers : an Annotated ...

Manfred Pfister - 1996 - 554 páginas
...EMPIRE 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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Vintage Reading: From Plato to Bradbury, a Personal Tour of Some of the ...

Robert Kanigel - 1998 - 243 páginas
..."It was at Rome, 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." When the great project...
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