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academy acquired afterwards appeared appointed army attention became Biog bishop born called celebrated century character Charles church collection considerable continued court death Dict died distinguished divine duke earl early edition employed England English entered entitled father favour folio followed formed France French gave German Greek held Henry Hist Italy James John king known language Latin latter learned length literary lived London lord native natural Observations obtained original Oxford Paris period person philosopher physician pieces poems poet presented prince principal printed procured produced profession professor published received reign remained removed reputation resided retired Rome Royal sent Society soon studied subsequently succeeded success talents tion took translation treatise Univ various visited vols volume writer wrote
Strana 7 - It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst 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.
Strana 7 - Fables," written professedly for the instruction of the duke of Cumberland, and published with a dedication to that prince in 1726 ¡ but though they were popular, they failed to servo him at court. He thereupon wrote
Strana 10 - He composed a general history of England, from the earliest accounts to the death of king Stephen, in 1154, in eight books, which have been published by sir Henry Savilc.
Strana 11 - I had no sooner spoken these words but a loud though yet gentle noise came from the heavens, for it was like nothing on earth, which did so comfort and cheer me that I took my petition as granted, and that I had the sign I demanded, whereupon also I resolved to print my book.