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" After a sleepless night, I trod, with a lofty step, the ruins of the Forum; each memorable spot where Romulus stood, or Tully spoke, or Caesar fell, was at once present to my eye; and several days of intoxication were lost or enjoyed before I could descend... "
The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ... - Page 194
by Edward Gibbon - 1814
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An Account of Corsica, the Journal of a Tour to That Island; and Memoirs of ...

James Boswell - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 302 pages
...imprisoned.'8 The excitement is reminiscent of Edward Gibbon's response to Rome just five months earlier: After a sleepless night I trod with a lofty step the...Forum; each memorable spot where Romulus stood, or Tully spoke, or Caesar fell . . . and several days of intoxication were lost or enjoyed before I could...
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Are We Rome?: The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America

Cullen Murphy - History - 2007 - 262 pages
...that moment to undertake the great project he would call The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. "I can neither forget nor express the strong emotions which agitated my mind as I first trod, with lofty step, the ruins of the Forum," he later wrote. A decade after this twilight epiphany...
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