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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 Universal Magazine - Página 32
1796
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Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1796 - 726 páginas
...October 1764, as I fat mufingamidft the ruins of the Cartel, while the bare-footed fryars were fmging vefpers in the Temple of Jupiter*, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city firft flatted to my mind. But my original plan was circumfcribed to the decay of the city rather than of...
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The British Critic: A New Review, Volumen8

1796
...as I fat muGng amidft the ruins of the capitol, while the bare- footed fryars were (inging vefpors in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city firft llared to my mind. But my original ylan was circumfcribed to the decay of the city rather than ot the...
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The Scots Magazine, Or, General Repository of Literature, History ..., Volumen58

1796
...Aober 1764, as 1 fat muling amidft the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed fryars were finding vefpers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city ful} llarred to my mind. But my original plan was circumfcribed to the decay of the city rather than...
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Miscellaneous Works of Edw. Gibbon: With Memoirs of His Life and ..., Volumen1

Edward Gibbon - 1796
...ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were fmging vefpers in. the Temple of Jupiter *f, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city firft ftartcd to my mind. But my original plan was circumfcribed to the decay of the city rather than of...
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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volumen8

1797
...October 1764, as I fat mufing amid the ruins of the capitol, while the bare-footed fryars were ringing Vefpers in the temple of Jupiter*, that the idea of...decline and fall of the city firft ftarted to my mind. Bat my original plan was circumfcribed to the decay of the city rather than of the empire ; and, though...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volumen8

Edward Gibbon - 1805
...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 of the city first started to my mind. But my orignal plan was circumscribed to the dtcav of the city rather than...
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Curiosities of Literature, Volumen1

Isaac Disraeli - 1807
...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 Mallebranche having compleated his studies in philosophy, and theology,...
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Geographical Delineations: Or, A Compendious View of the Natural and ...

John Aikin - 1807 - 416 páginas
...as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the capital, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of this city first started into my mind." What, indeed, could be a more speaking lesson of change than...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volumen1

Edward Gibbon - 1813
...finging vefpers in the temple of Jupiter (now the church of the Zoccolants, or Francifcan friars), that the idea of writing the DECLINE and FALL of the city firft ftarted to his mind." But this appears to have been merely the effect of local emotion. His plan was then confined...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volumen1

Edward Gibbon - 1814
...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 of the city first started to my mind. But my original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than...
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