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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 Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Difussion of Useful ..., Volume 11

1838
...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 his mind. , Many years however elapsed before he began the composi1 lion of the ' Decline and Fall.' On his return...
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The Penny Cyclopędia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volume 11

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1838
...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 his mind. Many years however elapsed before he began the composi noli of the ' Decline and Fall.' On his return...
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The New-York review [ed. by F.L. Hawks]. Wanting

Francis Lister Hawks - 1838
...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."* In the same manner, we have often thought, every work which we call a work of genius has...
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The New York Review, Volume 2

Francis Lister Hawks, Caleb Sprague Henry, Joseph Green Cogswell - Bibliography - 1838
...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."* In the same manner, we have often thought, every work which we call a work of genius has...
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Italy: a poem. With historical and classical notes

John Edmund Reade - 1838
...ruins of the Capitol, whilst 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." XC. How much of life is lost ! The entire sentiment is from Pliny : while gazing on the...
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An Analytical and Comparative View of All Religions Now Extant Among Mankind ...

Josiah Conder - Religions - 1838 - 698 pages
...bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, (now the church of the Franciscan friars,) that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to my mind." To a man destitute of the sound religious knowledge which is inseparable from true piety,...
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The life of Edward Gibbon, esq: with selections from his correspondence, and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1839 - 455 pages
...ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter3, 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 life of Edward Gibbon: with selections from his correspondence and ...

Edward Gibbon - Literature - 1840 - 357 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 life of Edward Gibbon [by himself] with selections from his ...

Edward Gibbon - 1840
...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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Sketches of Foreign Travel: And Life at Sea; Including a Cruise on Board a ...

Charles Rockwell - Europe, Southern - 1842
...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." Thus originated one of the most learned works that was ever written ; and when we consider...
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