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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 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. "
Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing Lives Ever ... - Página 195
1830
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The Powers of Genius: A Poem, in Three Parts

John Blair Linn - 1802 - 191 páginas
...several days of intoxication were lost or enjoyed before I could descend to a minute investigation. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as I...of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars were tinging vespers in the temple of Jupiter, tb/at the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volumen8

Edward Gibbon - 1805
...known will not accuse me of framing my own panegyric. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 17C4, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed fryars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volumen15

Alexander Chalmers - 1814
...apathy, and at once fixed the source of his fame. " It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the capitol, while...friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter (now the church of the Zoccolants, or Franciscan friarS) that the idea of writing the DECLINE and FALL...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

1814
...apathy, and at once fixed the source of his fame. " It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the capitol, while...friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter (now the church of the Zoccolants, or Franciscan friars) that the idea of writing the DECLINE and FALL...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volumen1

Edward Gibbon - 1814
...known Avill not accuse me of framing my own panegyric. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1?64, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed fryars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter*, that the idea of writing the decline and fall...
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An excursion to Windsor, in July 1810. Also A sail down the river Medway ...

John Evans - 1817
...Roman Empire. This latter circumstance produced the germ of his future celebrity. " It was," says he, " at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing...CAPITOL, while the bare-footed friars were singing •20 eiBBON's WORKS. vespers in the Temple of Jupiter (DOW the Church of Tocculants or Franciscan...
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Blackwood's Magazine

1849
...and minute investigation. It was at Rome, on the 15th October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruina of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing...in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing this Decline and Fall of tife city first started to my mind. But my original plan was circumscribed...
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The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical ..., Volumen22

1840
...The moment of its conception is thus fixed hy himself: — It was at Rome, on the 15th of Octoher, 1764, as I Sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the hare- footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the Decline...
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Curiosities of Literature, Volumen1

Isaac Disraeli - 1823 - 321 páginas
...eminent geniuses to display their powers. It was at Rome, says Gibbon, on the 15th of October, I'll!. as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bars-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1829
...continental travels. ' It was at Home,' he tells us, 'on the 15th of October, 1764, as he sat •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...
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