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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 works of Isaac Disraeli (ed. by B. Disraeli).

Isaac Disraeli - 1859
...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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Mosaics

Frederick Saunders - 1859 - 408 pages
...the 15th of October, 1764, 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. It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven...
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The New American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General ..., Volume 8

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1859
...amid the ruins of the capitol, while 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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Examination papers used at the examinations for admission to the Royal ...

Sandhurst roy. military coll - 1859 - 1869 pages
...Rome," says Gibbon, "on the loth of October, 1769, as I sat musing amidst the ruius of the Capitol, that the idea of writing the ' Decline and Fall of the City ' first started to my mind." — Newton, when a student at Cambridge, had retired for a time into the country. As he was...
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Curiosities of Literature

Isaac Disraeli, Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American literature - 1859 - 509 pages
...the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed fnara were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the City firat started to my mind. Father Malebranche having completed his itudies in philosophy and theology...
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The North British Review, Volumes 32-33

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1860
...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." The motive arising from the hope of LI 00 is not likely to act in the minds of the highest order. Writers...
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The new American cyclopædia, ed. by G. Ripley and C.A. Dana

American cyclopaedia - 1860
...amid the ruins of the capítol, while 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 North British review

1860
...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." So too the history of England was no novel subject to Macaulay. It had been his favourite...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 52

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1861
...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." So too the history of England was no novel subject to Macaulay. It had been his favorite...
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Something of Italy

William Chambers - Italy - 1862 - 133 pages
...design of writing his great work occurred to him. He says, that 'it was on the i$th of October 1 764, as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol,...Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind.' Our visit to Ara Cccli was to appearance unavailing. In the silent basilica, there were but two persons...
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