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" Whistling through hollows of this vaulted aisle. We'll listen— Leon. Hark! Aim 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... "
Lives of the English Poets: Smith-Savage - Page 230
by Samuel Johnson - 1905
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1889
...]Duodad,~ UOHHCOTK'S Life of Reynolds, vol. II, p. 189. > " How reverend b the face of this tall pile, . Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads, To bear aloft its arch'd and pond'roua roof, By its own weight made stedfast and unraoveable. Looking tranquillity ! — It strikes...
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The Complete Works of William Makepeace Thackeray: With Illustrations by the ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1889
...heads, To bear aloft its vast and ponderous roof, By Its own weight made steadfast and immovable ; Looking tranquillity. It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight' — et cretera — what do you think of a critic who says those lines are finer than anything Shakspeare...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1889
...it." 1 To bear aloft its arch'd and pond'rous roof, By its own weight made stedfast and unmoveable, Looking tranquillity ! — It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight." — Actii. sc. 1. 1 Mrs. Piozzi (Anecdotes, p. 58) says that Johnson boasted to her how he used to...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ... Comprising a Series of His Epistolary ...

James Boswell - English literature - 1890 - 526 pages
...height. The • Act it, sc. 3.— MALONE. • ""'• " How reverend is the face of this tall pile, x> x> pond'rons roof, By its own weight made steadfast and unmoveable, Looking tranquillity ! It strikes...
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The Essays of Elia

Charles Lamb - 1890 - 424 pages
...the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads To bear aloft its arched and ponderous roof, By its own weight made stedfast and immoveable, Looking tranquillity." The writings of John Woolman. — "A journal of the life, gospel labours, and Christian experiences...
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Thackeray's Works, Volume 13

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1891
...heads. To bear aloft its vast and ponderous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immovable ; Looking tranquillity. It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight ' — et csetera — what do you think of a critic who says those lines are finer than anything Shakspeare...
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The Waverley Novels, Issue 8

Walter Scott - 1893
...a house o' God in Scotland." Thus saying, Andrew led the way into the place of worship. CHAPTER in. It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight ; the tombs And monumental cares of death look cold, And shoot a dullness to the trembling heart. Mourning Bride, NOTWITHSTANDING...
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The Royal Readers

Thomas Nelson Publishers - Books and reading - 1893
...its arched and ponderous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immovable, Looking tranquillity 1 It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight ; the tombs And monumental cavea of death look cold, And shoot a chulness to my trembling heart. 3. I see the smoke of the furnaces...
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A Historical Description of Westminster Abbey, Its Monuments and Curiosities

Westminster (London, England) - 1893 - 132 pages
...dreadfull 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 immoveuble, Looking tranquillity 1 Its strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight;...
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Memoirs of Mrs. Siddons: Interspersed with Anecdotes of Authors and Actors

James Boaden - Actors - 1893 - 471 pages
...on the sensitive mind. Decies repetita placebit :— ' 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 immovable. Looking tranquillity. It strikes an...
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