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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 Principles of History: And Other Writings in Philosophy of History

Robin George Collingwood, R. G. Collingwood - 1999 - 293 páginas
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Impartial Stranger: History and Intertextuality in Gibbon's Decline and Fall ...

Peter Cosgrove - 1999 - 290 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." 47 Gibbon's later struggles to refine and mount the revelation of his calling...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - 1999 - 1136 páginas
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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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Fifty Key Thinkers on History

Marnie Hughes-Warrington - 2000 - 363 páginas
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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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The Elsewhere Community

Hugh Kenner - 2000 - 163 páginas
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