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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
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1889
...UOHHCOTK'S Life of Reynolds, vol. II, p. 189. > " How reverend b the face of this tall pile, . Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads, To bear aloft its arch'd and pond'roua roof, By its own weight made stedfast and unraoveable. Looking tranquillity ! — It strikes...
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Johnson's Lives of the Poets

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1890
...hush'd, and still as death. — "Tin 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 stedfast and immoveable, Looking tranquillity ! It strikes an...
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Memoirs of Mrs. Siddons: Interspersed with Anecdotes of Authors and Actors

James Boaden - Actors - 1893 - 471 pages
...the sensitive mind. Decies repetita placebit :— ' 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 immovable. Looking tranquillity. It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight : the...
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Memoirs of Mrs. Siddons: Interspersed with Anecdotes of Authors and Actors

James Boaden - Actors - 1893 - 471 pages
...sensitive mind. Decies repetita placebit : — ' 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 immovable, Looking tranquillity. It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight : the...
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Dissertations: English drama

Dramatists, English - 1894
...is hnsh'd, and still ńs death — Tis dreadful ! 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 immovable, Looking tranquillity. It strikcs an awe And terror on my aching sight; the...
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Westminster

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare - Westminster (London, England) - 1894 - 120 pages
...makes the first impression.' — Horace Walpole. ' How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads, To bear aloft its arch'd and ponderous rooT, By its own weight made steadfast and immovable, Looking tranquillity [ ' — Congrevc....
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Quotations, English - 1895 - 715 pages
...Casting a dim religious light. Milton, II Pens. 157How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads. To bear aloft its arch'd and pond'rons roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immoveable, Looking tranquillity. Congreve, Mourning...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious ..., Volume 1873

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1896 - 772 pages
...dream, The crazed creation of misguided whim. BURNS. How reVrend is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads To bear aloft its arch'd and pond'rous roof! Ky it- own weight made steadfast and immovable ; Looking tranquillity ! It strikes an awe Aea terror...
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The Granite Monthly: A Magazine of Literature, History and State ..., Volume 20

Henry Harrison Metcalf, John Norris McClintock - Local history - 1896
..."All is hush'dand 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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The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Together with a Journal of a ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1900
...curtain fall ; And universal darkness buries all." s" 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 nnmovable, Looking tranquillity! — it strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight The...
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