A General Biographical Dictionary, Zväzok 2

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Whittaker and Company, 1838

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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 11 - Veritate; if it be for Thy glory, I beseech Thee give me some sign from heaven ; if not, I shall suppress it.
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.

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