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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 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. "
Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century - Page 545
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The Powers of Genius: A Poem, in Three Parts

John Blair Linn - 1802 - 191 pages
...days of intoxication were lost or enjoyed before I could descend to a minute investigation. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing...of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars were tinging vespers in the temple of Jupiter, tb/at the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city...
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The powers of genius, a poem

John Blair Linn - 1804
...days of intoxication were lost or enjoyed before I could descend to a minute investigation. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October,' 1764, as I sat musing...decline and fall of the city first started to my mind." Gothic Darkness. While mournful wandering her eccentric way She lights the ruins with her trembling...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805
...15th of October 17C4, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed fryars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that...fall of the city first started to my mind. But my orignal plan was circumscribed to the dtcav of the city rather than of the empire : and, though my...
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Curiosities of literature, Volume 1

Isaac Disraeli - English literature - 1807
...frequently occasioned the most eminent geniuses to display their powers It was at Rome (says Gibbon) on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst...decline and fall of the City first started to my mind. Father Mallebranche having compleated his studies in philosophy, and theology, without any other intention...
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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...Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of this city first started into my mind." What, indeed, could be a more speaking lesson of change than...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - English literature - 1814
...15th of October 1?64, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed fryars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter*, that...circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than of the empire: and, though my reading and reflections began to point towards that object, some years....
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The general biographical dictionary. Revised by A. Chalmers

New and general biographical dictionary - 1814
...apathy, and at once fixed 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...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, Volume 15

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1814
...apathy, and at once fixed 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...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
...but in this sketch, those to whom I am known will not accuse me of framing my own panegyric. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing...circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than of the empire : and, though my reading and reflections began to point towards that object, some years...
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An excursion to Windsor, in July 1810. Also A sail down the river Medway ...

John Evans - 1817
...Roman Empire. This latter circumstance produced the germ of his future celebrity. " It was," says he, " at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing...CAPITOL, while the bare-footed friars were singing •20 eiBBON's WORKS. vespers in the Temple of Jupiter (DOW the Church of Tocculants or Franciscan...
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