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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. "
Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature - Página 368
editado por - 1854
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The New-York review [ed. by F.L. Hawks]. Wanting no.6,8, Volume 2

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 been produced,...
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An Analytical and Comparative View of All Religions Now Extant Among Mankind

Josiah Conder - 1838 - 80 páginas
...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, who identified...
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The New-York Review, Volume 2

Caleb Sprague Henry, Joseph Green Cogswell - 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 been produced,...
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Distinguished Men of Modern Times ...: Gibbon to Wilberforce

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 his mind. This idea, once suggested, was never abandoned ; and though other avocations prevented him...
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Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

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...
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion 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.'...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 6;Volume 70

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Thomas Price, Josiah Conder, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1839
...bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jnpiter, now the church of the Zocolants. or Franciscans, 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 ; and though...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1839
...bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, now the church of the Zocolants, or Franciscans, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind. Bnt my original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city, rather than of the empire ; and though...
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The Life of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Selections from His Correspondence, and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1839 - 455 páginas
...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 ; and though...
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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 ; and though...
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