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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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The general biographical dictionary. Revised by A. Chalmers

New and general biographical dictionary - 1814
...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 of the city first started to his mind." But this appears to have been merely the effect of local emotion, for his plan wasi then confined to...
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The General biographical dictionary, Volume 15

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1814
...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 of the city first started to his mind." But this appears to have been merely the effect of local emotion, for his plan was then confined to...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon, John Holroyd Earl of Sheffield - English literature - 1814
...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 original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than of the empire:...
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An excursion to Windsor, in July 1810. Also A sail down the river Medway ...

John Evans, John Evans (M.A., Edinburgh.) - 1817
...eiBBON's WORKS. vespers in the Temple of Jupiter (DOW the Church of Tocculants or Franciscan Friars) that the idea of writing The Decline and Fall of the City first started into my mind!" Upon his return to England, the ensuing year, he felt regret that he was not occupied...
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The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical, ecclesiastical ...

Religion
...ruins of the Capitol, while the hare- footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the City first started into my mind. P. 184. And this, too, it has heen conjectured, was the moment which fixed him in...
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Curiosities of literature. (Repr. of the 7th ed.).

Isaac Disraeli - 1824
...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 having completed his studies in philosophy and theology without any other...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon, John Holroyd Earl of Sheffield - History - 1825
...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 plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than of the empire...
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Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 14

Autobiographies - 1830
...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 plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than of the empire...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1829
...friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, (now the ' church of the Franciscan friars.) that the idea of writing the ' Decline and Fall of the City first started to my mind.' This idea, he afterwards extended to the Roman empire. Can there be a doubt as to the nature...
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Religious Magazine: Or, Spirit of the Foreign Theological Journals ..., Volume 4

Religion - 1830
...bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, (now the church of the Franciscan friars,) that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the City first start* ed to my mind." This idea he afterwards ex826 227 tended to the Roman empire. Can there be a...
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