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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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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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English Composition

John Nichol - English language - 1893 - 124 pages
...marble 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 etcetera what do you think of a critic who says those lines are finer than anything Shakespeare ever...
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Westminster

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare - Westminster (London, England) - 1894 - 120 pages
...place makes the first impression.' — Horace Walpole. ' How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads, To bear aloft its arch'd and ponderous rooT, By its own weight made steadfast and immovable, Looking tranquillity [ ' — Congrevc. They dreamed...
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Rob Roy

Walter Scott - Readers - 1894 - 507 pages
...satisfied, or self-complacent. Flaes: fleas. Kaimed: combed. A'body: everybody. CHAPTER TWENTIETH. - It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight ; the tombs And monumental cares of death look cold, And <hoot a dullness to the trembling heart. BRIDE. NOTWITHSTANDING the impatience...
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Dissertations: English drama

Dramatists, English - 1894
...No, all is hnsh'd, and still ńs 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 immovable, Looking tranquillity. It strikcs an...
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The Granite Monthly: A Magazine of Literature, History and State ..., Volume 20

Henry Harrison Metcalf, John Norris McClintock - Local history - 1896
...Front. "All is hush'dand still as death. 'T is dreadful ! How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads To bear...arch'd and ponderous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immovable, Looking tranquility ! It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight ; the...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious ..., Volume 1873

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1896 - 772 pages
...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 ! It strikes...
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Bridal of Triermain. Minor poems

Sir Walter Scott - 1900
...i 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...arch'd and ponderous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immovable, Looking tranquillity ! It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight. The...
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The Novels and Poems of Sir Walter Scott: Poems and ballads

Walter Scott - 1900
...╗ All is hush'd, and still as death — 'tis dreadful I How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads, To...arch'd 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...
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Westminster Abbey

Georgina E. Troutbeck - London (England) - 1900 - 278 pages
...throne." KLEANOR OF CASTIL CHAPTER V THE SACRARIUM AND CHOIR " How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads, To...arch'd and ponderous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immovable Looking tranquillity 1 " IF any visitor, entering the Abbey, wishes to obtain...
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