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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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Critical and miscellaneous essays, by an octogenarian (J. Roche).

James Roche - 1850
...after his arrival there, on the 15th of October, 1764, as he sat musing on the ruins of the capital, the idea of writing the " Decline and Fall of the city," first started to his mind. His original plan, he adds, was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than of the empire; and...
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Leisure hours in a country parsonage; or, Strictures on men, manners, and books

John Keefe Robinson - 1850
...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 entered my mind." Happy infirmity of purpose, which had such a noble termination in the immortal labours...
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History of England from the peace of Utrecht to the peace of Versailles ...

Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope (Earl) - Great Britain - 1851
...ruins of the Capitol, and 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 his mind. It was on the night of the 27th of June, 1787, that he wrote the last lines of the last page in the...
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The Literary Reader: For Academies and High Schools: Consisting of ...

Arethusa Hall - Readers - 1851 - 408 pages
...the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed 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. * * * * It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed 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.' Many years, however, elapsed before ho carried his intentions into effect. On his return...
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Handbook for travellers in central Italy [by O. Blewitt].

Octavian Blewitt, John Murray (publishers.) - 1853
...peculiar interest from its connexion with Gibbon. It was in this ch., 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." In front of the ch., facing the Campidoglio, are the 124 steps of Grecian marble said to have belonged...
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HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE PEACE OF UTRECHT TO THE PEACE OF VERSAILLES

LORD MAHON - 1853
...ruins of the Capitol, and 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 his mind. It was on the night of the 27th of June, 1787, that he wrote the last lines of the last page in the...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1853
...ruins of the Capitol, and 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 his mind. It was on the night of the 27th of June, 1787, that he wrote the last lines of the last page in the...
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Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature, Volume 1

James Hamilton - 1854
...bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter (then a church of the Franciscans), that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind." By-and-bye the decline and fall of the city expanded into the Decline and Fall of the Empire;...
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Cyclopędia of Literary and Scientific Anecdote: Illustrations of the ...

William Keddie - Literature - 1854 - 368 pages
...while the bare-footed friars were singing lEABJfDfG AND LABOURS. 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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