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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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HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE PEACE OF UTRECHT TO THE PEACE OF VERSAILLES

LORD MAHON - 1853
...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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Handbook for travellers in central Italy [by O. Blewitt].

John Murray (publishers.), Octavian Blewitt - 1853
...as he sat musing amidst 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." In front of the ch., facing the Campidoglio, are the 124 steps of Grecian marble said to...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1853
...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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Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature, Volume 1

1854
...purpose, gave a delightful occupation to his days, and secured for his name a deathless celebrity. book looked noble, and all of a sudden we felt a respect...himself to its execution with a deepening devotion. He purchased the Theodosian Code, and. with a gold-finder's eagerness, from mountains of folios, —from...
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Cyclopædia of Literary and Scientific Anecdote: Illustrations of the ...

William Keddie - 1854 - 368 páginas
...while the bare-footed friars were singing lEABJfDfG AND LABOURS. 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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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1854
...the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,7 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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Quarterly Review, Volume 99

1856
...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 church of the Ara Celi, which now crowns the north-east height of the hill, was in Gibbon's eyes,...
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THE AMERICAN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL,CONFESSION ...

THOMAS H. PRESCOTT - 1856
...the ruins of the capital, 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 as lieutenantcolonel commandant...
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The American Encyclopedia of History, Biography and Travel, Comprising ...

William O. Blake - 1856 - 12 páginas
...the capital, while die bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, the ide» 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 as lieutenantcolonel commandant...
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New Biographies of Illustrious Men

1857 - 408 páginas
...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." M. Suard fancifully attributes to the combination of circumstances under which the conception of the...
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