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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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...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 pond'rnus roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immoveablc, Looking tranquillity ! it strikes...
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The enthusiasts

Robert Plumer Ward - 1839
...and feels himself, as Johnson says he will, a poet, when he contemplates its ancient pillars rearing their marble heads, " To bear aloft its arch'd and pond'rous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immoveable, Looking tranquillity." Such a man will revel by the hour, and think 'it too...
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The Dramatic Works of Wycherley, Congreve, Vanbrugh, and Farquhar: With ...

William Wycherley, Leigh Hunt - Bookbinders - 1840 - 668 pages
...is hnsh'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 itnmoveable, Looking tranquillity ! It strikes...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1840 - 502 pages
...all is hush'd and still as death.— Tts 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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The Dramatic Works of Wycherley, Congreve, Vanbrugh, and Farquhar: With ...

William Wycherley, Leigh Hunt - Bookbinders - 1840 - 668 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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1843
...all Is hush'd and Mill as 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 immoveable, Looking tranquillity ! it strikes ал awe And terror on my aching si´ht...
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Results of Reading

James Stamford Caldwell - Literature and morals - 1843 - 351 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 immovable, Looking tranquillity. It strikes an...
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The amnesty: or the Duke of Alba in Flanders

Charles F. Ellerman - 1843
...certain hidalgo ! " CHAPTER III. -" Tis dreadful : How rev'rend 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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The Poetical Works of Charles Churchill: Life. Letters to Wilkes. Will ...

Charles Churchill, William Tooke - 1844
...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...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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The Duke of Alba in Flanders: Or, The Amnesty. An Historical Novel of the ...

Charles F. Ellerman - 1844
...certain hidalgo ! " • . CHAPTER III. " Tis dreadful : How rev'rend 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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