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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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English & American Literature, Studies in Literary Criticism ..., Volume 8

Charles Herbert Sylvester - 1903
...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,...
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Heath Readers: Primer [-sixth] Reader, Book 6

D.C. Heath and Company - Readers - 1903
...the Abbey remain longest about them. A kinder and fonder feeling takes place of the 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 there is something...
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The Heath Readers: Primer, [First-sixth reader]

Readers - 1903 - 352 pages
...the Abbey remain longest about them. A kinder and fonder feeling takes place of the 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 there is something...
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Washington Irving's Sketch Book

Washington Irving - American prose literature - 1906 - 428 pages
...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...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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Critical Studies and Fragments

Sandford Arthur Strong - Art - 1905 - 362 pages
...linger. Washington Irving says: "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." It seems to have been the magnetic dust of Chaucer, the first warbler, that gathered the poets together...
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Literary By-paths in Old England

Henry Charles Shelley - England - 1906 - 400 pages
...visitors always remained longest in the vicinity of Poets' Corner. " They linger about these monuments as about the tombs of friends and companions ; for...indeed there is something of companionship between author and reader. Other men are known to posterity only through the medium of history, which is continually...
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LITERARY BY-PATHS IN OLD ENGLAND

HENRY C.SHELLEY - 1909
...tombs of friends and companions ; N for indeed there is something of companionship between author and reader. 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 is ever new,...
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Selections from Irving's Sketch-book

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1907 - 315 pages
...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 about s these as about the tombs of friends and companions ; for indeed there is something of companionship...
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The Heath Readers by Grades, Book 6

Readers - 1907
...the Abbey remain longest about them. A kinder and fonder feeling takes place of the 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 there is something...
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Composition and Rhetoric

Charles Swain Thomas, Will David Howe - English language - 1908 - 517 pages
...the gradual dilapidations of time, which yet has something pleasing in its very decay. — IRVING. 5. They linger about these as about the tombs of friends...of companionship between the author and the reader. — IRVING. 7. He has lived for men more than for himself ; he has sacrificed surrounding enjoyments...
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