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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 Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine - Page 513
by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, John Holmes Agnew, Kinahan Cornwallis, Timothy Flint - 1848
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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
...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 British Critic: A New Review, Volume 8

Theology - 1796
...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 Scots Magazine, Or, General Repository of Literature, History ..., Volume 58

Great Britain - 1796
...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 Universal Magazine, Volume 99

Literary Criticism - 1796
...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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Miscellaneous Works of Edw. Gibbon: With Memoirs of His Life and ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1796
...ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were fmging vefpers in. the Temple of Jupiter *f, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city firft ftartcd to my mind. But my original plan was circumfcribed to the decay of the city rather than...
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The Edinburgh magazine, or Literary miscellany

Literary Criticism - 1797
...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
...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 of the city first started to my mind." No more are heard the precepts of her sage ; Nor treads Euripides his moral stage; Her orators,...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805
...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 orignal plan was circumscribed to the dtcav of the city rather than of the empire :...
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Curiosities of literature, Volume 1

Isaac Disraeli - English literature - 1807
...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 having compleated his studies in philosophy, and theology, without any...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1813
...finging vefpers in the temple of Jupiter (now the church of the Zoccolants, or Francifcan friars), that the idea of writing the DECLINE and FALL of the city firft ftarted to his mind." But this appears to have been merely the effect of local emotion. His plan...
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