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" I in particular used to spend many hours by myself in gazing upon the old busts of the twelve Caesars, that had been Emperors of Rome, till the old marble heads would seem to live again, or I to be turned into marble with them... "
Poems and Essays - Page 238
by Charles Lamb - 1879 - 639 pages
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Spirit of the English Magazines, Volume 11

1822
...particular used to spend many hours by myself, in gazing upon the old busts of the Twelve Caesars, that had been Emperors of Rome, till the old marble...gilding almost rubbed out — sometimes in the spacious old fashioned gardens, which I had almost to myself, unless when now and then a solitary gardening...
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Essays of Elia

Charles Lamb - 1835 - 412 pages
...Twelve Caesars, that had been Emperors of Rome, till the old marble heads would seem to live again, or I be turned into marble with them; how I never could...gardens, which I had almost to myself, unless when DOW and then a solitary gardening man would cross me — and how the nectarines and peaches hung upon...
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The Republic of Letters: A Weekly Republication of Standard Literature, Volume 3

1835
...particular used to spend many hours by myself, in gazing upon the old busts of the Twelve Caesars, that had been Emperors of Rome, till the old marble...wornout hangings, fluttering tapestry, and carved oaken panne'.s, with the gilding almost rubbed out — sometimes in the spacious old-fashioned gardens, which...
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Leisure Hours

1835 - 340 pages
...particular, used to spend many hours by myself, in gazing upon the old busts of the twelve Caesars, that had been emperors of Rome, till the old marble...worn-out hangings, fluttering tapestry, and carved oaken panels, with the gilding almost rubbed out ; sometimes in the spacious old-fashioned gardens, which...
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The Works of Charles Lamb: To which are Prefixed, His Letters, and ..., Volume 2

Charles Lamb, Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd - 1838 - 476 pages
...particular used to spend many hours by myself, in gazing upon the old busts of the Twelve Cassars, that had been emperors of Rome, till the old marble...worn-out hangings, fluttering tapestry, and carved oaken panels, with the gilding almost rubbed out — sometimes in the spacious oldfashioned gardens, which...
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Christian Examiner, Volume 5; Volume 23

Theology - 1838
...particular used to spend many hours by myself, in gazing upon the old busts of the twelve Caesars, that had been emperors of Rome, till the old marble...them ; how I never could be tired with roaming about the huge mansion, with its vast empty rooms with their worn-out hangings, fluttering tapestry, and...
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The Christian Examiner and General Review

Francis Jenks, James Walker, Francis William Pitt Greenwood, William Ware - Liberalism (Religion) - 1838
...hours by myself, in gazing upon the old busts of the twelve Caesars, that had been emperors of Home, till the old marble heads would seem to live again,...them ; how I never could be tired with roaming about the huge mansion, with its vast empty rooms with their worn-out hangings, fluttering tapestry, and...
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The story-teller; or, Table-book of popular literature. Ed. by R. Bell

Robert Bell - 1843
...particular, used to spend many hours by myself, in gazing upon the old busts of the twelve Cxsars, that had been emperors of Rome, till the old marble...worn-out hangings, fluttering tapestry, and carved oaken panels, with the gilding almost rubbed out ; sometimes in the spacious old-fashioned gardens, which...
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Leisure Hours: A Choice Collection of Readings in Prose

Ethan Allen Andrews - American prose literature - 1844 - 340 pages
...particular, used to spend many hours by myself, in gazing upon the old busts of the twelve Caesars, that had been emperors of Rome, till the old marble...never could be tired with roaming about that huge manO sion, with its vast empty rooms, with their worn-out hangings, fluttering tapestry, and carved...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...in particular used to spend many hours by myself in gazing upon the old busts of the twelve Cœsars was a ship,' quoth he. ' Hold off; unhand me, gray-beard loon;' LUsoous his hand dropt he. He holds iuto marble with them ; how I never could be tired with roaming about that huge mansion, with its vast...
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