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" While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand; 'When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall; 'And when Rome falls — the World. "
Scribner's Monthly: An Illustrated Magazine for the People - Page 620
1925
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A Literary Companion to Rome: Including Ten Walking Tours

John Varriano - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 304 pages
...Venerable Bede, the so-called 'Father of English History'. They first appear in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand; When...Coliseum, Rome shall fall; And when Rome falls - the World.52 Like Twain forty years before him, James Joyce had a fine ear for the moronic repetitions...
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Selected Poems

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - Poetry - 1996 - 868 pages
...Then in this magic circle raise the dead: Heroes have trod this spot - 'tis on their dust ye tread. 'While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand; When...Rome shall fall; And when Rome falls - the World.' From our own land 1300 Thus spake the pilgrims o'er this mighty wall In Saxon times, which we are wont...
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A Jewish Understanding of the World

John D. Rayner - Religion - 1998 - 212 pages
...those at the time to whom it seemed that the world was coming to an end; who felt, in Byron's words: 'While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand; When...Rome shall fall; and when Rome falls - the World' (Child Harold, IV, cxlv). But the world didn't fall. Instead, the spiritual vacuum was filled by Christianity,...
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Roman Presences: Receptions of Rome in European Culture, 1789-1945

Duncan F. Kennedy, Stephen Bann, Valérie Huet, Javed Majeed, Norman Vance, Chloe Chard, John Lyon, Charles Martindale, Elizabeth Prettejohn, Frank M. Turner, Maria Wyke, Marla Stone, Volker Losemann - History - 1999 - 279 pages
...best-known English version of a medieval saying attributed to the Venerable Bede: While the Coliseum stands, Rome shall stand; When falls the Coliseum. Rome shall fall; And when Rome falls - the World. (Chi/ile Humid' s Pilgrimage IV stanza 14, lines 1297-9) The Colosseum, though crumbling, still stands....
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Complete Poems

Edgar Allan Poe - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 678 pages
...cxlv, 1-3, pointing out that he merely translated a remark he found in the last chapter of Gibbon): 'While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand; 'When...Rome shall fall; 'And when Rome falls — the World.' The name may have come from its proximity to a colossal statue: hence somc modern writers prefer a...
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Sports Wars: Athletes in the Age of Aquarius (c)

David Zang - Counterculture - 2001 - 180 pages
...entirely dislikes Pennsylvania."7 CHAPTER FOUR When Falls the Coliseum: New Perceptions of the Physical While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand; When...Rome shall fall; And when Rome falls — the world. — Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto IV, Stanza 145 On October 1, 1970, the Phillies and...
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Herman Melville: 1851-1891

Hershel Parker - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 997 pages
...their noble statuary." He ended by quoting Cbilde Harold's Pilgrimage again (canto 4, stanza 145): "While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand; / When...Rome shall fall; / And when Rome falls, the world." The most Byronic of American writers, the most profoundly pondering of American writers, was displaying...
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Encyclopædia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the ...

Cora Linn Daniels, C. M. Stevans - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2003 - 584 pages
...I think of my teeth the first thing in the morning, so shall I think of you." A prophecy of Byron: "While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand; When...Rome shall fall; And when Rome falls, the world." Perseus was one of the god-like race of men. According to the fable, King Polydeuctes extorted from...
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The Aesthetics of Ruins

Robert Ginsberg - Philosophy - 2004 - 580 pages
...172). "A ruin amidst ruins" (st. 25, p. 32). "Chaos of ruins!" st. 80, p. 151). And, redoing a proverb, "While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand; When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall; Joachim Du Bellay, Anriquitez de Rome (orig. pub. 1558), trans, from French by Edmund Spenser, as Ruines...
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Europa: Or, Scenes And Society in England, France, Italy And Switzerland

Daniel Eddy - Travel - 2005 - 508 pages
...you enter it, and stand amid its broken ruins, the oft-repeated prophecy will be remembered, — " While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand ; When...Rome shall fall ; And when Rome falls, the world." This vast pile, in its decaying grandeur, is an illustration of the present condition of Rome ; and...
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