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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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The Health of Nations: Society and Law Beyond the State

Philip Allott, Professor of International Public Law University of Cambridge Fellow Philip Allott - 2002 - 436 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.' J. Murray (ed.), The Autobiographies of Edward Gibbon (London, John Murray;...
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The Cross Goes North: Processes of Conversion in Northern Europe, AD 300-1300

Martin Carver - 2005 - 588 páginas
...1764, as I sat musing amid the ruins of the Capitol whilst 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'.1 By the Temple of Jupiter', Gibbon meant the church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli...
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The Rough Guide History of Italy

Jonathan Keates, Rough Guides (Firm) - 2003 - 366 páginas
...1754, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the CapitoI, 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.' This, as described by Edward Gibbon (1737-94) in his Autobiography, was...
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Italy and the Grand Tour

Jeremy Black - 2003 - 255 páginas
...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.'" 11. A Caprice Landscape with Ruins, in the style of Bernardo Bellotto....
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The Bibliophile Dictionary: A Biographical Record of the Great Authors

Nathan Haskell Dole - 2003 - 660 páginas
...1764, as I sat musing amid the ruins of the capítol, while 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." Gibbon returned to his father's house in June, 1765, and soon began to occupy...
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Flesh in the Age of Reason

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - 2004 - 573 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.' Accident upon accident, yet something predestined too: 'my own religious...
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Architectures of Poetry

María Eugenia Díaz Sánchez, Craig Douglas Dworkin - 2004 - 142 páginas
...1764, as I sat musing midst 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" (p. 305), 60 Rossi, p. 21. 61 Pound's own view of the fragment might he deduced...
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Advanced Mathematical Economics

Rakesh V. Vohra - 2005 - 194 páginas
...writes, 'as I sat musing amid 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 the city first started to my mind'. 71 chapters, 2,136 paragraphs, a million and a half words, 8,000 footnotes...
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Twentieth Century British History: A Teaching Resource Book

William Simpson - 2005 - 355 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 that city first started to my mind.' Whether it be Charlemagne or Mary Queen of Scots, the bodyline...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 páginas
...1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefoot friars were singing vespers eace and security . . . Have resolved to combine our efforts to accomplish these ai first started to my mind. Memoirs of My Life ch. 6 (1796) 11 My English text is chaste, and all licentious...
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