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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 Port Folio, Volume 3

Philadelphia (Pa.) - 1810
...hush'd, and still as death— 'tis dreadful! How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose antient pillars rear their marble heads, To bear aloft its arch'd and pond'rous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immovable, Looking tranquillity, h strikes an awe And terror on my nking sight; the tombs...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...ALMERIA. No, all is hufli'd and ftill as death. — 'Tis dreadful ! How reverend is the face of this tail pile, Whofe ancient pillars rear their marble heads, To bear aloft its arch'd and ponderous roof, By its own weight made ftedfaft and immoveable, Looking tranquillity ! It ftrikes an...
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The Literary Magazine, and American Register, Volume 2

Charles Brockden Brown - 1804
...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 stedfast and immovable, Looking tranquillity ! it strikes an...
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The Lives of the Most Celebrated English Poets, with Criticisms. Extracted ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 312 pages
...is hush'd, and still as death — 'Tis dreadful ! How rev 'rend is the face of this tail 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! It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight ! The...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - English language - 1805
...immoveable. Sfaucr. How rev'rend is the face of this tall pile, Whose massy pillars rear their aged heidi To bear aloft its arch'd and pond'rous roof, By its own weight made ilttJftil and immortal)! e, Looking tranquillity; it strikes an awe And terrour on my ak ing sight....
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History of the City and Cathedral of Lichfield

John Jackson - Lichfield (England) - 1805 - 276 pages
...MONUMENTS, &c. OF THE CATHEDRAL OF LICHFIELD*. " 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 rnade stedfast and immoveable. Looking Tranquilhty, — it strikes...
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the lives of the most eminent english poets with critical observations on ...

samuel johnson, ll.d. - 1806
...'11 liften— " ' LEONORA, Park! ALMERIA. No, all is hufti'd and ftill as death.—'Tis dreadful J How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whofe...rear their marble heads, To bear aloft its arch'd and ponderous roof, By its own weight made ftedfaft and immoveable, Looking tranquillity ! it ftrikes an...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 380 pages
...ancient CA/IHEDRAL. (CONCRETE.) • -'Tis dreadful ! 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 stedfast, and immoveable. Looking tranquillity, it strikes an awe And terror to my aching sight ! The...
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The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1808
...most poetical of any in the English language : " How rev'rend is the face of this tall pile, " Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads, " To bear...arch'd and pond'rous roof, " By its own weight made stedfast and immoveable, " Looking tranquillity ! — It strikes an awe " And terror on my aching sight....
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Love for Love: A Comedy in Five Acts

William Congreve - 1808 - 90 pages
...most poetical of any in the English language: " How rev'rend is the face of this tall pile, " Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads, " To bear...arch'd and pond'rous roof, " By its own weight made stedfast and immoveable, " Looking tranquillity ! — It strikes an awe " And terror on my aching sight....
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