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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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Handbook for Travellers in Central Italy: Including the Papal States, Rome ...

John Murray (Firm) - Italy - 1843 - 568 pages
...musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers, that the idta of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind/' In front of the church, facing the Campidoglio, are the 124 steps of Grecian marble said to have belonged...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Carruthers - English literature - 1844
...the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, g Folly's idle brood, \Vilil Laughter, Noise, and thoughtless Joy, An my mind.' Many years, however, elapsed before he realised his intentions. On returning to England in...
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Tait's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 11

William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1844
...bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, now the Church of the Franciscans, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started in my mind. But my original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than the empire,...
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The Christmas holydays in Rome

William Ingraham Kip - Rome (Italy) - 1846 - 334 pages
...dwelling in " the Eternal City." It was in this Church — as he himself tells us — " on the 15th of October, 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins...Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind." To the Romanist, on the contrary, this Church derives its veneration from a miraculous wooden figure...
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Autobiography: Illus. from His Letters, with Occasional Notes and Narratives

Edward Gibbon - Biography & Autobiography - 1846 - 381 pages
...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 plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than of the empire...
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The auto-biography of Edward Gibbon, Esq

Edward Gibbon, John Holroyd Sheffield (Earl of) - 1846 - 381 pages
...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 plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than of the empire...
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The British Magazine, Volume 31

Hugh James Rose, Samuel Roffey Maitland - 1847
...lath of October, 1"G4, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, whijfthj^ barefooted /riws were singing vespers, that the idea of writing the...decline and fall of the city first started to his mind.' , ;" T,o the Romanist, oa the, contrary, this church derives its veneration from a miraculous wooden...
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Orators of the American Revolution

Elias Lyman Magoon - Orators - 1848 - 456 pages
...Hill at Rome, as Gibbon himself tells us: " On the fifteenth of October, 1764, as he sat musing amid the ruins of the capitol, while the barefooted friars...so full of thrilling associations to the thoughtful traveller? It is because he there views a city that was old when CHRIST was a babe, the well preserved...
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Outlines of English literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - 1849
...the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind." But so gigantic a task was not to be executed, or even begun, without immense preparatory...
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A hand-book for travellers in central Italy: including the Papal states ...

John Murray (Firm), Octavian Blewitt - Italy - 1850 - 684 pages
...interest from its connexior with Gihbon. It was in this church us he himself tells us, "on the 15tl of October, 1764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins...Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind." In front of the church, facing the Campidoglio, are the 124 steps of Grecian marble said to have belonged...
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