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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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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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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying, and Quotation

Elizabeth M. Knowles - Reference - 1997 - 694 pages
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Chambers Dictionary of Quotations

Alison Jones, Stephanie Pickering, Megan Thomson - Reference - 1996 - 1542 pages
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Italy in Mind: An Anthology

Alice Leccese Powers - Literary Collections - 1997 - 376 pages
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Giovanni's Gift

Bradford Morrow - Fiction - 1997 - 325 pages
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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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Selected Poetry

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 222 pages
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Elizabeth M. Knowles - Reference - 1999 - 1162 pages
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Roman Presences: Receptions of Rome in European Culture, 1789-1945

Charles Martindale - History - 1999 - 316 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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