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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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Woman Behind the Painter: The Diaries of Rosalie, Mrs. James Clarke Hook

Rosalie Hook - 2006 - 246 páginas
...1764, 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" (Gibbon 85). 52. santissimo Bamhino: Dickens irreverently called this sanctified...
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The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English

Dominic Head - 2006 - 1241 páginas
...Rome ... as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while 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.' He had, meanwhile, been 434 producing a mass of miscellaneous reviews and...
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The Roman Predicament: How the Rules of International Order Create the ...

Harold James - 2006 - 166 páginas
...the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing Vespers in the temple of lupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the City first started to my mind.6 This retrospective account is wrong, however, not just pedantically (the...
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Contemporary Poetics

Louis Armand - 2007 - 396 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." Edward Gibbon, Memoirs of my Life and Writings, ed. Henry Morley (London:...
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Narcissus Leaves the Pool

Joseph Epstein - 2007 - 321 páginas
..."amidst the ruins of the Capitol while the barefoot fryars [of the Franciscan Order] 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." Although it would take him nearly eight and a half years before he got down...
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The Pursuit of Glory: Europe, 1648-1815

T. C. W. Blanning - 2007 - 707 páginas
...bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter [the Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli], that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.' If no other visitor responded on Gibbon's scale, there were plenty who came...
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