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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 Quarterly Review, Volumen50

1834
...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.' — Miscellaneous Works, vol. ip 198. ' Perhaps' (observes M. Suard) ' it...
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Curiosities of Literature, Volumen1

Isaac Disraeli - 1835
...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 faU of the City first started to my mind. Father Malebranche having completed his studies in philosophy...
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The Gallery of Portraits:: With Memoirs ....

1836
...was when he was musing in 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 his mind. This idea, once suggested, was never abandoned ; and though other avocations...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1836
...he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, and 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 his mind. It. was on the night of the 27th of June, 1787, that he wrote the last lines...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1837 - 848 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. But my original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than...
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Distinguished Men of Modern Times ...: Gibbon to Wilberforce

1838
...was when he was musing in 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 his mind. This idea, once suggested, was never abandoned ; and though other avocations...
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The New-York review [ed. by F.L. Hawks]. Wanting no.6,8, Volumen2

Francis Lister Hawks - 1838
...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."* In the same manner, we have often thought, every work which we call a work...
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Italy: A Poem, in Six Parts: with Historical and Classical Notes

John Edmund Reade - 1838 - 550 páginas
...sate musing amidst " the ruins of the Capitol, whilst 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." XC. How much of life is lost ! The entire sentiment is from Pliny : while...
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An Analytical and Comparative View of All Religions Now Extant Among Mankind

Josiah Conder - 1838 - 80 páginas
...bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, (now the church of the Franciscan friars,) that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to my mind." To a man destitute of the sound religious knowledge which is inseparable...
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The Life of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Selections from His Correspondence, and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1839 - 455 páginas
...ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter3, 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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