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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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Letters from Rome to Friends in England

John William Burgon - Codex Vaticanus - 1862 - 420 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 his mind." That was in 1764, — a hundred years ago: but a hundred years are as nothing when you stand among...
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Letters from Rome to friends in England

Burgon John William - 1862
...bare-footed friars were singing vespers in 44 THE VIA CRUCIS IN THE COLISEUM. the temple of Jupiter, the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to his mind." That was in 1 764, — a hundred years ago : but a hundred years are as nothing when you stand among...
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A manual of English literature

Thomas Arnold - English literature - 1862 - 423 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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The Spiritual Magazine

Spiritualism - 1862
...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." How differently would this have -been described by an old Hebrew prophet. After describing...
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A history of English literature, in a series of biographical sketches

William Francis Collier - 1862
...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." The same man, Edward Gibbon, has thus described the completion of his great work at Lausanne,...
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A History of English Literature in a Series of Biographical Sketches

William Francis Collier - American literature - 1862 - 538 pages
...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." The same man, Edward Gibbon, has thus described the completion of his great work at Lausanne,...
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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers. [Continued as ...

Chambers's journal - 1863
...library at ConHtantinople, and is the seventh book in the second ehelf on the right hand aa you go in.' friars were singing vespers, that the idea of writing...Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind.' Our visit to Ara Cœli was to appearance unavailing. In the silent basilica, there were but two persons...
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The English nation; or, A history of England in the lives of Englishmen

George Godfrey Cunningham - 1863
...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." He returned from Italy in 1765, and again entered the militia — to please his father — as lieutenant-colonel...
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The book of days, a miscellany of popular antiquities

Robert Chambers - 1862
...the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, make them five!' ' My Lady Rochford,' writes Horace Walpolo, ' my mind." It is to be observed that he thought only of the history of the city, not of the empire,...
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Literature, its rise, progress, fortunes and advantages, an address

Charles Spence (of Liverpool.) - 1863
...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." Gay's " Beggars' Opera" originated in a remark made by Swift to Gay, " What an odd pretty...
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