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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 North British review, Volume 33

1860
...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." So too the history of England was no novel subject to Macaulay. It had been his favourite study from...
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The North British Review, Volumes 32-33

1860
...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 his mind." The motive arising from the hope of LI 00 is not likely to act in the minds of the highest...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 57

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - 1861
...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. 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 Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 52

1861
...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." So too the history of England was no novel subject to Macaulay. It had been his favorite study from...
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The Spiritual Magazine, Volumes 3-4

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 in lofty...
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A manual of English literature

Thomas Arnold - 1862
...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 ; and . ....
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A History of English Literature in a Series of Biographical Sketches

William Francis Collier - 1862 - 538 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." The same man, Edward Gibbon, has thus described the completion of his great work at Lausanne, when...
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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, when...
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Something of Italy

William Chambers - 1862 - 133 páginas
...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.' Our visit to Ara Cccli was to appearance unavailing. In the silent basilica, there were...
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Letters from Rome to Friends in England, Volume 1

John William Burgon - 1862 - 420 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 his mind." That was in 1764, — a hundred years ago: but a hundred years are as nothing when you stand...
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