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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. "
The Quarterly Review - Page 282
1834
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Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon, John Holroyd Earl of Sheffield - English literature - 1796
...1764, as I fat mufingamidft the ruins of the Cartel, while the bare-footed fryars were fmging vefpers in the Temple of Jupiter*, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city firft flatted to my mind. But my original plan was circumfcribed to the decay of the city rather than...
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The Universal Magazine, Volume 99

Literary Criticism - 1796
...as I fat mufing a-mjd the ruins of the capítol, while the bare-footed fryars were finging vefpers in the temple of Jupiter», that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city firft ftarted to my mind. But my original plan was circumfcribed to the decay of the city rather than...
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The Scots Magazine, Or, General Repository of Literature, History ..., Volume 58

Great Britain - 1796
...as 1 fat muling amidft the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed fryars were finding vefpers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city ful} llarred to my mind. But my original plan was circumfcribed to the decay of the city rather than...
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The British Critic: A New Review, Volume 8

Theology - 1796
...as I fat muGng amidft the ruins of the capitol, while the bare- footed fryars were (inging vefpors in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city firft llared to my mind. But my original ylan was circumfcribed to the decay of the city rather than...
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The Edinburgh magazine, or Literary miscellany

Literary Criticism - 1797
...1764, as I fat mufing amid the ruins of the capitol, while the bare-footed fryars were ringing Vefpers in the temple of Jupiter*, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city firft ftarted to my mind. Bat my original plan was circumfcribed to the decay of the city rather than...
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The Powers of Genius: A Poem, in Three Parts

John Blair Linn - 1802 - 191 pages
...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 amidst the ruins 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...
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The powers of genius, a poem

John Blair Linn - 1804
...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 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...
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Geographical Delineations: Or, A Compendious View of the Natural and ...

John Aikin - Geography - 1807 - 416 pages
...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, could be a more speaking lesson of change than...
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Curiosities of literature, Volume 1

Isaac Disraeli - English literature - 1807
...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 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...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1816
...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 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...
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