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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 book of days, a miscellany of popular antiquities - Page 111
by Robert Chambers - 1862
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Miscellaneous Works of Edw. Gibbon: With Memoirs of His Life and ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1796
...ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were fmging vefpers in. the Temple of Jupiter *f, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city firft ftartcd to my mind. But my original plan was circumfcribed to the decay of the city rather than...
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The Powers of Genius: A Poem, in Three Parts

John Blair Linn - 1802 - 191 pages
...ruins of the capitol, while the bare-footed friars were tinging vespers in the temple of Jupiter, tb/at the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind." No more are heard the precepts of her sage ; Nor treads Euripides his moral stage; Her orators, her...
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The powers of genius, a poem

John Blair Linn - 1804
...intoxication were lost or enjoyed before I could descend to a minute investigation. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October,' 1764, as I sat musing amidst...decline and fall of the city first started to my mind." Gothic Darkness. While mournful wandering her eccentric way She lights the ruins with her trembling...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805
...15th of October 17C4, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed fryars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that...decline and fall of the city first started to my mind. But my orignal plan was circumscribed to the dtcav of the city rather than of the empire : and, though...
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Curiosities of literature, Volume 1

Isaac Disraeli - English literature - 1807
...frequently occasioned the most eminent geniuses to display their powers It was at Rome (says Gibbon) on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst...decline and fall of the City first started to my mind. Father Mallebranche having compleated his studies in philosophy, and theology, without any other intention...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1813
...finging vefpers in the temple of Jupiter (now the church of the Zoccolants, or Francifcan friars), that the idea of writing the DECLINE and FALL of the city firft ftarted to his mind." But this appears to have been merely the effect of local emotion. His plan...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - English literature - 1814
...15th of October 1?64, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed fryars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter*, that...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: and, though...
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The general biographical dictionary. Revised by A. Chalmers

New and general biographical dictionary - 1814
...were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter (now the church of the Zoccolants, or Franciscan friars) that the idea of writing the DECLINE and FALL of the city first started to his mind." But this appears to have been merely the effect of local emotion, for his plan wasi then...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 15

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1814
...were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter (now the church of the Zoccolants, or Franciscan friarS) that the idea of writing the DECLINE and FALL of the city first started to his mind." But this appears to have been merely the effect of local emotion, for his plan was then...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1816
...this sketch, those to whom I am known will not accuse me of framing my own panegyric. It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst...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 : and, though...
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