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" Looking tranquillity! It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight; the tombs And monumental caves of death look cold, And shoot a chilness to my trembling heart. "
The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal - Page 89
1781
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The Churchman's companion, Volume 6

1869
...ARCHITECTUEAL SKETCHES.— No. V. EXETEB OATHEDEAL. " How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads, To bear aloft its arch'd and ponderous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immovable, Looking tranquillity." EXETEE, the...
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Folia silvulae: sive, Eclogae poetarum Anglicorum in Latinum et ..., Volume 2

Hubert Ashton Holden - English poetry - 1870
...all is hush'd and still- as death — Tis dreadful ! how reverend is the face of this tall pile whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads, to bear aloft its arch'd and ponderous roof, by its own weight made steadfast and immoveable, looking tranquillity ! It strikes...
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A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: King Lear. 1880

William Shakespeare - 1880
...read ; he recollected none in Sh. equal to it, — " How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads, To bear aloft...arch'd and pond'rous roof; By its own weight made steadfast and immovcable, Looking tranquillity ! It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight. The...
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Longer English poems, with notes, ed. by J.W. Hales

John Wesley Hales - 1872
...widely popular passage of Congreve's Mournsng Bride: " How reverend is the face of this tall Pile, Whose ancient Pillars rear their marble heads To bear aloft...arch'd and pond'rous roof, By its own weight made stedfast and immoveable, Looking tranquillity." 158. massy, Milton and Shakspere do not use the form...
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Ecclesiastical Antiquities of London and Its Suburbs

Alexander Wood - London (England) - 1874 - 388 pages
...pp. 207-8. Ststb Malh. WESTMINSTEK AND LAMBETH. ' How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads To bear aloft its arch'd and ponderous roof; By its own weight made steadfast and immovable, Looking tranquillity. It strikes an...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1875 - 772 pages
...dream, The crazed creation of misguided whim. BURNS. How rev'rend is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads To bear aloft...arch'd and pond'rous roof! By its own weight made steadfast and immovable ; Looking tranquillity ! It strikes an awe And terror to my aching sight !...
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The Might and Mirth of Literature: A Treatise on Figurative Language. In ...

John Walker Vilant Macbeth - English language - 1875 - 542 pages
...All is hush'd and still as death. 'Tis dreadful ! How reverent is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads To bear aloft its arch'd and ponderous roof, Looking tranquillity. It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight. The tombs And...
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The biblical museum. Old Testament, Volume 9

James Comper Gray - 1876
...distance between the gates. Grandeur of an abbey. — How reverend is the face of this toll pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads To bear aloft...arch'd and pond'rous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immovable, Looking tranquillity I It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight ; the...
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The Granite Monthly: A New Hampshire Magazine Devoted to History ..., Volume 20

Henry Harrison Metcalf, John Norris McClintock - New Hampshire - 1896
..."All is hush'd and still as death. 'T is dreadful ! How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads To bear aloft its arch'd and ponderous roof. By its own weight made steadfast and immovable, Looking tranquility !' It strikes an...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1878 - 772 pages
...dream, The crazed creation of misguided whim. BURNS. How rev'rend is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads To bear aloft its arch'd and pond'rotis roof! By itsown weight made steadfast and immovable ; Looking tranquillity ! It strikes...
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