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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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Books and Authors: Curious Facts and Characteristic Sketches

Books - 1868 - 156 páginas
...record of the completion of his great labour is very impressive. " 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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Miscellaneous prose works, Volumen2

Edward George E.L. Bulwer- Lytton (1st baron.) - 1868
...alter, when I compared my recollection with the page. " It was," said he, " 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 summerhouse in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns...
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Lectures on the Evidences of Christianity in the Nineteenth Century ...

Albert Barnes - 1868 - 451 páginas
...downfall of the empire to permit him to pass it by ; and though the same facts might have been recorded * "It was on the day, or rather night of the 27th of Jnne, 1787, between the hoars of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in...
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Wanderings in France and Switzerland

Fergus Ferguson - 1869
...Gibbon made in his diary there, on concluding his magnum opus. " 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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Appleton's European guide book illustrated, Parte2

Appleton D. and co - 1870 - 27 páginas
...historian experienced that tender melancholy which he so aff ectingly confesses in his autobiography : — "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. After laying...
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The Lands of Scott

James Frothingham Hunnewell - 1871 - 508 páginas
...Lausanne, lived and wrote Gibbon. There, he has informed us, "in a summer-house in my garden," on "the night of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve ... I wrote the last line of the last page" of the " History of Rome, in her Decline and Fall." Yet...
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Works of Henry Lord Brougham: Men of letters of the time of George III

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1872
...to describe the conclusion of his arduous labours. " It was," he says, " on the day, or rather the night of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours...that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer house in my garden. After laying down my pen I took several walks in a berceau, or covered walk...
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A Manual of English Literature: A Text Book for Schools and Colleges

John Seely Hart - 1872 - 636 páginas
...remaining volumes of his history, and he thus commemorates the conclusion of his labor» : "It was ou the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the honra of elovrn and twelve, that I wrote the last line« of the hut page iu а bummer-house in my garden....
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1872 - 776 páginas
...are his remark« on THE COMPLETION OP HIS HISTORY. I have presumed to mark the moment of conception : I shall now commemorate the hour of my final deliverance. It was jn the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that...
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A Manual of English Literature: A Text Book for Schools and Colleges

John Seely Hart - 1872 - 636 páginas
...wrote the remaining volumes of his history, and he thus commemorates the conclusion of his labors: "It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of Jane, 1787, between the honre of eleven and twelve, that I wrote th« last linca of the ladt page in...
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