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" I have always observed that the visitors to the abbey remained longest about them. A kinder and fonder feeling takes place of that cold curiosity or vague admiration with which they gaze on the splendid monuments of the great and the heroic. They linger... "
The Kaleidoscope: or, Literary and scientific mirror - Page 138
1821
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Complete Works, Volume 9

Washington Irving - 1882
...the abbey remained longest about them. A kinder and fonder feeling takes place of that cold curiosity or vague admiration with which they gaze on the splendid...friends and companions ; for indeed there is something ot' companionship between the author and the reader. Other men are known to posterity only through...
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Development of English Literature and Language

Alfred Hix Welsh - English language - 1882
...ever Love, as poets sing, delights to visit a cottage, it must be the cottage of an English peasant.'4 'Other men are known to posterity only through the medium of history, which is continually growing faint and obscure: but the intercourse between the author and his fellow men in ever new, active,...
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The Standard authors reader, arranged and annotated by the editor of 'Poetry ...

Griffith, Farran, Browne and co - 1883
...cold curiosity of vague admiration with which they gaze upon the splendid monuments of the great and heroic. They linger about these as about the tombs...through the medium of history, which is continually growing faint and obscure ; but the intercourse between the author and his fellow-men is ever new,...
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The Methodist Review, Volume 36; Volume 44; Volume 66

Methodist Church - 1884
...simple memorials in Poets' Corner. A kinder and fonder feeling takes the place of that cold curiosity or vague admiration with which they gaze on the splendid...these as about the tombs of friends and companions.* The great Chaucer died (October 25, liOO) in a house standing on what is now a part of the Abbey ;...
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John Heywood's Paragon readers

John Heywood (ltd.) - 1884
...visitors remained longest about them. A kinder and fonder feeling takes the place of that cold curiosity or vague admiration with which they gaze on the splendid monuments of the great and heroic. They linger about these as about the tombs of friends and companions; for indeed there is something...
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Studies in English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - American literature - 1886 - 638 pages
...abbey remained longest ahout them. A kinder and fonder feeling takes the place of that cold curiosity or vague admiration with which they gaze on the splendid...these as about the tombs of friends and companions *iA for indeed there is something of companionship between the 84. Poeti' Coraer. Poets' Corner occupies...
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Studies in English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - English literature - 1888 - 638 pages
...abbey remained longest about them. A kinder and fonder feeling takes the place of that cold curiosity or vague admiration with which they gaze on the splendid...indeed there is something of companionship between the 84. Poets' Corner. Poets' Corner occupies nearly a half of the south transept. It is so called from...
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Essays from The Sketch Book

Washington Irving - American essays - 1891 - 246 pages
...the abbey remain longest about them. A kinder and fonder feeling takes place of that cold curiosity or vague admiration with which they gaze on the splendid...through the medium of history, which is continually growing faint and obscure; but the intercourse between the author and his fellow-men is ever new, active,...
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The Voyage, and Other English Essays from The Sketch Book

Washington Irving - 1891 - 107 pages
...the abbey remain longest about them. A kinder and fonder feeling takes place of that cold curiosity or vague admiration with which they gaze on the splendid...heroic. They linger about these as about the tombs of frie1ids and companions; for indeed there is something of companionship between the author and the...
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Collections of the Maine Historical Society

JOHN CHAMBERLAIN - Maine - 1890
...abbey are most likely to linger. " A kinder and fonder feeling takes the place of that cold curiosity or vague admiration with which they gaze on the splendid monuments of the great and heroic. They linger about these as about the tombs of friends and companions." Many a name commemorated...
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