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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 history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with notes by ...

Edward Gibbon - History - 1854
...the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,7 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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Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature, Volumes 1-2

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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THE AMERICAN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL,CONFESSION ...

THOMAS H. PRESCOTT - 1856
...the ruins of the capital, 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 his mind.' He returned from Italy in 1765, and again entered the militia as lieutenantcolonel commandant ; but...
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THE QUARTERLY REVIEW

john murray - 1856
...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 church of the Ara Celi, which now crowns the north-east height of the hill, was in Gibbon's...
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The American Encyclopedia of History, Biography and Travel, Comprising ...

William O. Blake - World history - 1856 - 12 pages
...the capital, while die bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, the ideĽ of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind.' He returned from Italy in 1765, and again entered the militia as lieutenantcolonel commandant ; but...
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The Dublin Review, Volume 42

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1857
...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 his mind.* It is impossible to read a chapter of his history of Constantino without feeling that he had made that...
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New Biographies of Illustrious Men

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Biography - 1857 - 408 pages
...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." M. Suard fancifully attributes to the combination of circumstances under which the conception...
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History of England: From the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of ..., Volume 6

Earl Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope - Great Britain - 1858
...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, 1 787, that he wrote the last lines of the last page in the...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1858
...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 he carried his intentions into effect. On his return...
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History of Independence Hall: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time ...

David W. Belisle - 1859 - 396 pages
...as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers, the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind." The thoughtful traveler, who perambulates the subterranean streets of Pompeii, is filled with associations...
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