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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 dullness to my trembling heart. "
The British drama - Page 276
by British drama - 1804
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

1806 - 380 pages
...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 - 1808
...aisle. We'll listen No, all is hush'd, and still as death — '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 ! —...
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Love for Love: A Comedy in Five Acts

William Congreve - 1808 - 90 pages
...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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The Literary panorama, Volume 5, Issue 1809

1809
...much investigation, I shall avail myself of the poet's words, and exclaim : How reverend is the face of this tall pile» Whose ancient 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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Hughes, Sheffield, Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Fenton, Gay

Alexander Chalmers - 1810
...LEONORA. Mark! ALMERIA. No, 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 ponderous roof, By its uwn weight made stedfast and imniovcable, Looking tram|iiillity !...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: Prior. Congreve. Blackmore ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...LEONORA. Hark! ALMERIA. No, 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 areh'd and pond'rous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immoveable, Looking tranquillity !...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...LEONORA. Harkl ALMERIA. No, 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 ponderous roof, By its own weight made stedfast and immoveable, Looking tranquillity ! It...
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Prior. Congreve. Blackmore. Fenton. Gay. Granville. Yalden. Tickell. Hammond ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...rear their marble heads, To bear aloft its arch'd and pond'rous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immoveable, Looking tranquillity ! it strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight ; th e tombt , iJ And monumental caves of death look cold, /O 'And shoot a chilness to my trembling...
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The Modern British Drama: In Five Volumes, Volume 1

1811
...Leon. Hark! Aim. No, all is hushed, and still as death— 'tis dreadful ! How reverend is the face . By our bloods ! Will you quite both undo us, brother...are his megrims, firks, and mclanchoues. Hem. Well stcdfast and immovable, Looking tranquillity. It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight ; the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...LEONORA. Hark ! ALMERIA. No, 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'rous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immoveable, Looking tranquillity !...
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