Rome, in the Nineteenth Century: Containing a Complete Account of the Ruins of the Ancient City, the Remains of the Middle Ages, and the Monuments of Modern Times, Volume 2

H. G. Bohn, 1852
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Page 396 - twere anew, the gaps of centuries ; Leaving that beautiful which still was so, And making that which was not — till the place Became religion, and the heart ran o'er With silent worship of the great of old, — The dead, but sceptred, Sovereigns, who still rule Our spirits from their urns.
Page 396 - Midst the chief relics of almighty Rome; The trees which grew along the broken arches Waved dark in the blue midnight, and the stars Shone through the rents of ruin; from afar The watch-dog bayed beyond the Tiber; and More near from out the Caesar's palace came The owl's long cry, and, interruptedly, Of distant sentinels the fitful song Began and died upon the gentle wind.
Page 394 - Slow sinks, more lovely ere his race be run, Along Morea's hills the setting sun: Not, as in northern climes, obscurely bright, But one unclouded blaze of living light!
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