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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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Bridal of Triermain. Minor poems

Sir Walter Scott - 1900
...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 immovable, Looking tranquillity ! It strikes an...
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The Novels and Poems of Sir Walter Scott: Poems and ballads

Walter Scott - 1900
...is hush'd, and still as death — 'tis dreadful I 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 1 It strikes an...
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Westminster Abbey

Georgina E. Troutbeck - London (England) - 1900 - 278 pages
...KLEANOR OF CASTIL CHAPTER V THE SACRARIUM AND CHOIR " 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 1 " IF any visitor,...
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A Historical Description of Westminster Abbey: Its Monuments and Curiosities

Westminster Abbey - Cathedrals - 1901 - 132 pages
...All is hush'd and still as death.— 'Tfs dreadful! How reverend is the face of thia 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 I It3 strikes...
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English Literature: From Milton to Johnson, by Edmund Goose

Richard Garnett - English literature - 1903
...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 immovable, Looking tranquillity. It strikes an...
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Chats on Writers and Books, Volume 1

John N. Crawford - Authors, English - 1903
...had ever read. It is a description of a temple. 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 immovable, Looking tranquillity ! It strikes an...
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Lives of the English Poets: Smith-Savage

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1905
...' John. Misc. and so may have a finer piece than i. 1 86. a man who has ten thousand pounds : 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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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Including A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1852
...MALONE. " How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heada, To bear aloft its arch'd and pond'rous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and unmoveable, Looking tranquillity ! It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight."...
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English Prose (1137-1890)

John Matthews Manly - English prose literature - 1909 - 544 pages
...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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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 pages
...is hush'd and still as death. — 'Tis dreadful! How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose and love. In spite of difference of soil and climate, of language and ponderous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immoveable, Looking tranquillity ! It strikes...
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