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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 chillness to my trembling heart. "
The Sonning parish magazine
1869
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The Lives of the Most Celebrated English Poets, with Criticisms. Extracted ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 312 pages
...No — all 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 its arch'd and pond'rous roof, By its own weight made stedfast and immoveable ! Looking tranquillity! It...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 380 pages
...he made a lord. DESCRIPTION of an 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 its arch'd and pond'rous roof! By its own weight made stedfast, and immoveable. Looking tranquillity, it...
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The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1808
...behold the tomb of Anselmo), an image the 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 aloft its arch'd and pond'rous roof, " By its own weight made stedfast and immoveable, " Looking tranquillity...
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Love for Love: A Comedy in Five Acts

William Congreve, Mrs. Inchbald - Authors, English - 1808 - 90 pages
...vaulted aisle. We'll listen No, all is hush'd, and still as death — 'tis dreadfijl ! How rev'rend is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads, To boar aloft its arch'd and pond'rous roof, By its own weight made stedfast and immoveable, Looking tranquillity...
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The Literary panorama, Volume 5, Issue 1809

1809
...my fancy, and occasioned much investigation, I shall avail myself of the poet's words, and exclaim : How reverend is the face of this tall pileĽ Whose...pillars rear their marble heads To bear aloft its arch'dand pond'rous roof. By its own weight made stedfast and immovable* Looking tranquillity! Co NO...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: Prior. Congreve. Blackmore ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...aisle; We'll listen— LEONORA. Hark! ALMERIA. No, all is hush'd and still as death. "Tis dreadful ' How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose...pillars rear their marble heads, To bear aloft its areh'd and pond'rous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immoveable, Looking tranquillity !...
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Prior. Congreve. Blackmore. Fenton. Gay. Granville. Yalden. Tickell. Hammond ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...LEONORA. Hark ! ALMKRIA. No, all is hush'd and nil! as death. ' I , . dreadful ! How reverend is the fuce of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads, To bear aloft its arch'd and pond'rous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immoveable, Looking tranquillity !...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...listen— LEONORA. Hark! ALMERIA. No, all is hush'd and still as death.— Tis dreadful I How reverend n the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads. To bi-ar aloft its arch'd and ponderous roof. By its own weight mude stedfaat and immoveable, Looking...
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The modern British drama, Volume 1

British drama - 1811
...vaulted aisle. We'll listen Leon. Hark ! Aim. No, all is hushed, and still as death — 'tis dreadful ! How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose...arched and ponderous 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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The Modern British Drama: In Five Volumes, Volume 1

English drama - 1811
...vaulted aisk. We'll listen Leon. Hark! Aim. No, all is hushed, and still as death— 'tis dreadful ! a slav stcdfast and immovable, Looking tranquillity. It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight ; the...
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