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" I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summer house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns in a berceau, or covered walk of acacias, which commands a prospect of the country, the lake, and the mountains. "
Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq - Página 241
por Edward Gibbon - 1825
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The North British review, Volumen33

1860
...have a companion to that passage in which Gibbon describes a yet happier moment of his life, when, " on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer-house in my garden." The "establishment of fame...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1860 - 762 páginas
...on TIIK COMPLETION OK HIS HISTORY. I have presumed to mark the moment of conception : I shall nnvv commemorate the hour of my final deliverance. It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of Jun^, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in...
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The new American cyclopædia, ed. by G. Ripley and C.A. Dana, Volumen8

American cyclopaedia - 1860
...discovered and enlivened his Swiss retreat. He wrote steadily and rapidly till he completed his work. " It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of 11 and 12, that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer house in my garden. . . . The air...
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THE MOUNT VERNON PAPERS

EDWARD EVERETT - 1860
...far from being tasteful. It was in this summer-house, as he informs us in his autobiography, that, on the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, he wrote the last lines of the last page of his great work. " After laying down my pen," he adds, "...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volúmenes51-52

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1861
...have a companion to that passage in which Gibbon describes a yet happier moment of his life, when, " on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summerbouse in my garden." The " establishment of fame,"...
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The Travels of a Sugar Planter: Or, Six Months in Europe

Henry Watkins Allen - 1861 - 249 páginas
...immortal. After finishing his great work he wrote these lines : " It was on the day, or rather the night of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last line of the last page in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns...
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Adventures with My Alpen-stock and Carpetbag, Or, A Three Weeks' Trip to ...

William Smith (F.S.A.S.) - 1864 - 120 páginas
..." in the garden behind the dining-room of the hotel. Gibbon says, "It was on the day or rather the night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last line of the last page, in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen I took several turns...
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Outlines of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - 1865 - 489 páginas
...left us an equally minute and not less interesting record of his feelings at its conclusion : — " It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of...that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a Bummer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took 'aiveral turns in a berceau or covered...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volumen5;Volumen68

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1867
...1787. Perhaps the best passage in his Memoirs is the well-known one in which this is described : " It was on the day, or rather night of the 27th of...hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last line of the last page, in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen I took several turns...
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Notes, critical, explanatory, and practical, on the Book of psalms ..., Volumen3

Albert Barnes - 1868
...and Fall of the Roman Empire." "I have presumed," he says, "to mark the moment of conception : — I shall now commemorate the hour of my final deliverance....the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven anu twelve, that I wrote the last * Life of Cotcper, vol. iii. London, 1835. lines of the last page,...
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