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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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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith (sir) - History - 1864
...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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Niebuhrs Forschung

Gerrit Walther - History - 1993 - 638 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" (S. 127). 17 Letters on the Study and Use of History, S. 325. Die folgende Bemerkung zu Tacitus...
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James Joyce and the Language of History : Dedalus's Nightmare: Dedalus's ...

Department of English University of Tulsa Robert Spoo Associate Professor - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 208 pages
...14 ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted 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.3 Gibbon speaks of an ironic overlap of the past and the present, of a communion in the midst...
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A Literary Companion to Rome: Including Ten Walking Tours

John Varriano - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 278 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 in my mind'/' Many are those of lesser talent and lesser ambition in whom Rome ignited a similar spark....
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The Education of Henry Adams

Henry Adams - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 566 pages
...more fascinating. Probably it was more vital in May, 1860, than it had been in October, 1764, when the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first ROME started to the mind of Gibbon, 'in the close of the evening, as I sat musing in the Church of...
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Writing Rome: Textual Approaches to the City

Catharine Edwards - History - 1996 - 146 pages
...the 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.'1 Why should inspiration come to Gibbon on the Capitol? This was an area of Rome where, by...
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Italians

Luigi Barzini - History - 1964 - 352 pages
...Capitol,' remembered Gibbon, '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.' Only dead Italians were deemed worthy of attention, the longer dead the more worthy. The...
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The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Italies of British Travellers : an Annotated ...

Manfred Pfister - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 554 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. But my original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than of the empire;...
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Vintage Reading: From Plato to Bradbury, a Personal Tour of Some of the ...

Robert Kanigel - Literary Collections - 1998 - 243 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." When the great project was finished twenty-four years later, it encompassed the whole Roman...
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Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Edward Gibbon - Fiction - 1998 - 1089 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.' Before settling on the final choice for his life's work, however, he made several false starts,...
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