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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 Works of Lord Byron - Page 447
by George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1904
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An historical, topographical and descriptive view of the county ..., Volume 2

Eneas Mackenzie - 1834 - 502 pages
...whole precludes, for some time at least, every idea of examining the parts of which it is composed. " How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose...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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An Historical, Topographical, and Descriptive View of the County ..., Volume 2

Eneas Mackenzie, Marvin Ross - 1834 - 482 pages
...whole precludes, for some time at least, every idea of examining the parts of which it is composed. " How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose...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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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1835 - 346 pages
...simply a description of material objects, without any intermixture of moral notions ( 2 ), which (1) [" 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 stedfast and unmoveable, Looking tranquillity!.—...
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Progressive Exercises in Rhetorical Reading: Particularly Designed to ...

Richard Green Parker - 1835 - 158 pages
...manage the emphasis, slur, and expression, in the manner in which he has heretofore been directed. 752. How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose...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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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1835 - 348 pages
...simply a description of material objects, without any intermixture of moral notions (2), which (1) [" 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 stedfast and unmoveable, Looking tranquillity ! —...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

1895 - 768 pages
...massy proof, And storied windows, richly dight, Casting a dim religious light. Milton, II Pens. 157How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient...pillars rear their marble heads. To bear aloft its arch'd and pond'rons roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immoveable, Looking tranquillity. Congreve,...
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The Granite Monthly: A Magazine of Literature, History and State ..., Volume 20

Henry Harrison Metcalf, John Norris McClintock - 1896 - 438 pages
...with Britain's growth for Westminster Abbey — North Front. "All is hush'dand still as death. 'T is dreadful ! How reverend is the face of this tall pile,...pillars rear their marble heads To bear aloft its arch'd and ponderous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immovable, Looking tranquility ! It...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious ..., Volume 1873

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1896 - 794 pages
...forms like some bedlam statuary's dream, The crazed creation of misguided whim. BURNS. How reVrend is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads To bear aloft its arch'd and pond'rous roof! Ky it- own weight made steadfast and immovable ; Looking tranquillity !...
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The Newcomes

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1896 - 496 pages
...Warrington, " who says those lines of Mr. Congreve, about a church, — ' How reverend is the face of yon tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads. To bear aloft it» vast and ponderous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immovable ; Looking tranquillity....
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The Cathedrals of England ...: 1st[-2d] Series

William Charles Edmund Newbolt - 1899 - 362 pages
...we must have the mind and emotions of the poet, such as Congreve. when he says, — " How reverent is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads To bear aloft its arched ponderous roof, *****» Looking tranquillity ! It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight. The...
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