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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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Mystical Moments and Unitive Thinking

Daniel Merkur - 1999 - 188 páginas
...1794, 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 (pp. 122-24). The ancient history of Rome gave meaning to Gibbons experience...
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Roman Presences: Receptions of Rome in European Culture, 1789-1945

Duncan F. Kennedy, Stephen Bann, Valérie Huet, Javed Majeed, Norman Vance, Chloe Chard, John Lyon, Charles Martindale, Elizabeth Prettejohn, Frank M. Turner, Maria Wyke, Marla Stone, Volker Losemann - 1999 - 279 páginas
...1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol while the barefooted 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. The friars are still there, though the references to their order and their...
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Romanticism and Colonial Disease

Alan Bewell - 2003 - 373 páginas
...Gibbon records, "on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol . . . that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind" (170). Like Gibbon's history, Shelley's is a critical elegy: both display...
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The Romantic Subject in Autobiography: Rousseau and Goethe

Eugene L. Stelzig - 2000 - 279 páginas
...1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol while the barefooted 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" (136). If this is a rudimentary Wordsworthian "spot of time," with its powerful...
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Barbarism and Religion, Volumen1

J. G. A. Pocock - 2001 - 356 páginas
...1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted 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." Because the journal breaks off on 2 October, and contains no account of...
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Social Science Quotations: Who Said What, When, and Where

David L. Sills, Robert King Merton - 2000 - 437 páginas
...1764, as I sat musing amid the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefoot 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 (1796) 1961:154. 10 I am at a loss how to describe the success...
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Dialogos: Hellenic Studies Review

David Ricks, Michael Silk - 2000 - 157 páginas
...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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America's First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735-1918

Richard Brookhiser - 2002 - 256 páginas
...1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefoot 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 was inspired by Rome; Henry was inspired by Gibbon. "Our house,"...
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A Traveller In Rome

H.v. Morton, v Morton - 2009 - 256 páginas
...'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 his time S. Maria in Aracoeli was believed to be standing on the site...
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My Italian Notebook

Gough Whitlam - 2002 - 341 páginas
...Memoirs, 'as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefoot 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.' On Ash Wednesday in the following year James Boswell decided to keep explicit...
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