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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 amnesty: or the Duke of Alba in Flanders

Charles F. Ellerman - 1843
...Dolores is very like the daughter of a 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 ;...
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Chronicles of saint Mungo: or, Antiquities and traditions of Glasgow

Kentigern (st.) - 1843
...such an one to be seen in England or Scotland." CHAPTER III. REMARKABLE OLD HOUSES STILL EXTANT. " How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble head To bear aloft its arch'd and ponderous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immoveable,...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 15

Literature - 1844
...full tide of emotion rushing from the heart, and quivering in ecstacy upon the lip : "How venerable is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars...own weight made steadfast and immoveable, Looking tranquillity ! It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight. The tombs And monumental caves of death...
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The Poetical Works of Charles Churchill: Life. Letters to Wilkes. Will ...

Charles Churchill, William Tooke - 1844
...speech of Almeiia in the Cathedral of Valencia: " 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 arch'd and pond'rous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immovable, Looking tranquillity ! It...
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English Prose (1137-1890)

John Matthews Manly - English poetry - 1909 - 544 pages
...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 an awe And terror on my aching sight; the tombs And monumental caves of death...
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How to Judge a Book: A Handy Method of Criticism for the General Reader

Edwin Llewellyn Shuman - Books and reading - 1910 - 237 pages
...declared by Dr. Johnson (somewhat extravagantly) to be the finest poetical passage he had ever read: — How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose...ponderous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immovable, Looking tranquillity! It strikes an awe And terror to my aching sight. The reader must have...
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Selected Essays of Lamb

Charles Lamb - Essays - 1910 - 285 pages
...recollection of a passage. The lines he had in his mind are from Congreve's ' Mourning Bride,' II, 1 : ' How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose...ponderous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immovable, Looking tranquillity.' " — Ainger. 66:19-20.— Fox and Dewesbury. George Fox (1624-1690)...
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William Congreve

William Congreve - 1912 - 466 pages
...Aim. No, all is hushed, and still as death dreadful ! How reverend is the face of this tall pile, sc Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads, To...own weight made steadfast and immoveable, Looking tranquillity! It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight; the tombs And monumental caves of death...
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Methodist Review, Volume 66

1884
...the great cathedral on the awe-struck beholder : " All is hushed and still as death. 'Tis dreadful I How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble beads To bear aloft its arched and ponderous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immovable,...
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The Technic of the Speaking Voice: Its Development, Training, and Artistic ...

John Rutledge Scott - Elocution - 1915 - 660 pages
...Increasing Tremor of Fright through the last six lines. Now all is hushed and still as death! 'Tis dreadful! How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose...heads, To bear aloft its arched and ponderous roof, Looking tranquillity. It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight! The tombs And monumental caves...
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