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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 Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 31

1848
...as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the capítol, while the barefooted friars were singing Vespers, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind.' Why is Pompeii so full of thrilling associations to the thoughtful traveller? It is because...
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Orators of the American Revolution

Elias Lyman Magoon - 1848 - 456 páginas
...1764, as he sat musing amid the ruins of the capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing Vespers, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind." Why is Pompeii so full of thrilling associations to the thoughtful traveller? It is because...
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Outlines of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - 1849 - 540 páginas
...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." But so gigantic a task was not to be executed, or even begun, without immense preparatory labour, and...
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Outlines of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - 1849 - 435 páginas
...friars were singing vespers in the temple of 286 OUTLINES or GENERAL LITERATURE. [CHAP. xv. Jupiter, the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to ray mind." But so gigantic a task was not to be executed, or even begun, without immense preparatory...
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A Hand-book for Travellers in Central Italy: Including the Papal States ...

John Murray, Octavian Blewitt - 1850 - 684 páginas
...as he sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers, that the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to his mind." In front of the church, facing the Campidoglio, are the 124 steps of Grecian marble said...
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Critical and miscellaneous essays, by an octogenarian (J. Roche).

James Roche - 1850
...after his arrival there, on the 15th of October, 1764, as he sat musing on the ruins of the capital, the idea of writing the " Decline and Fall of the city," first started to his mind. His original plan, he adds, was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than of the...
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Leisure Hours in a Country Parsonage; Or Strictures on Men, Manners, and Books

John Keefe Robinson - 1850
...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 entered my mind." Happy infirmity of purpose, which had such a noble termination in the immortal labours...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - 1851
...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 my mind.' Many years, however, elapsed before ho carried his intentions into effect. On his return to England,...
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The Literary Reader: For Academies and High Schools: Consisting of ...

Arethusa Hall - 1851 - 408 páginas
...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 my mind. * * * * It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven...
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History of England Comprising the Reign of Queen Anne Until the ..., Volume 6

Earl Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope - 1851
...ruins of the Capitol, and 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 his mind. It was on the night of the 27th of June, 1787, that he wrote the last lines of the last page...
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