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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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Literature, its rise, progress, fortunes and advantages, an address

Charles Spence (of Liverpool.) - 1863
...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." Gay's " Beggars' Opera" originated in a remark made by Swift to Gay, " What...
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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers ..., Volumen18

Chambers's journal - 1863
...the seventh book in the second ehelf on the right hand aa you go in.' friars were singing vespers, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind.' Our visit to Ara Cœli was to appearance unavailing. In the silent basilica,...
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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, sir William Smith - 1864
...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. But my original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than...
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Curiosities of Literature, Volumen1

Isaac Disraeli - 1865
...as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the hare-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." Father Malebranche having completed his studies in philosophy and theology...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volumen5;Volumen68

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1867
...1764, as I sat musing among 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." He returned to his father's house on the 25th of June, 1765, and passed...
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The Autobiography and Correspondence of Edward Gibbon, the Historian

Edward Gibbon - 1869 - 356 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 I was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather...
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Smaller specimens of English literature, with notes. Ed. by W. Smith

sir William Smith - 1869
...as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars l were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first stnrted to my mind. But my original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than...
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CHOICE SPECIMENS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE

THOMAS B. SHAW - 1870
...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. But my original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than...
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Appleton's European guide book illustrated, Volumen1

Appleton D. and co - 1870 - 27 páginas
..."as lie sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol while the bare-footed monks were singing vespers, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind." S. Andrta delta Valle contains some of the most celebrated frescoes of...
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The Dublin review, Volumen16

1871
...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 entered into my mind." "It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between...
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