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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. "
A Complete Manual of English Literature - Page 330
by Thomas Budd Shaw - 1867 - 540 pages
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The Powers of Genius, a poem. (Illustrations of Genius from authors ...

John Blair Linn - American poetry - 1804 - 155 pages
...to a minute investigation. 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." Gothic Darkness....
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Curiosities of Literature, Volume 1

Isaac Disraeli - Anecdotes - 1807
...their powers It was at Rome (says Gibbon) 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. Father Mallebranche...
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Geographical Delineations: Or, A Compendious View of the Natural and ...

John Aikin - Geography - 1807 - 416 pages
...impressive on the sensible mind. " It was (says Gibbon) as I sat musing amidst 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 this city first started into my mind." What, indeed,...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 15

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1814
...the source of his fame. " It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter (now the church of the Zoccolants, or Franciscan friarS) that the idea of writing the DECLINE and FALL...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1814 - 32 pages
...the source of his fame. " It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter (now the church of the Zoccolants, or Franciscan friars) that the idea of writing the DECLINE and FALL...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1816
...of framing my own panegyric. 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. But my original...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 66

England - 1849
...and minute investigation. It was at Rome, on the 15th October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruina of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing this Decline and Fall of tife city first started to my mind. But my original...
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Curiosities of Literature, Volume 1

Isaac Disraeli - English literature - 1824 - 472 pages
...powers. " It was at Rome," says Gibbon, " 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." Father Malebranche...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1825
...of framing my own panegyric. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 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...
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Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 14

Autobiographies - 1830
...of framing my own panegyric. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 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...
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