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" ... seemed to roll toward them, dark and rapid, like a torrent ; at the same time it cast forth from its bosom a shower of ashes mixed with vast fragments of burning stone. Over the crushing vines — over the desolate streets — over the Amphitheatre... "
The last days of Pompeii, by the author of 'Pelham'. by sir E. Bulwer Lytton - Page 292
by Edward George E.L. Bulwer- Lytton (1st baron.) - 1854
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The Beauties of the English Annuals for MDCCCXXXV.

English fiction - 1834 - 192 pages
...beyond, in the distance, they heard the crash of falling roofs ; an instant more, and the mour.tain cloud seemed to roll towards them, dark and rapid, like...against the other. Trampling recklessly over the fallen, — amid groans, and oaths, and prayers, and sadden shrieks, the enormous crowd vomited itself forth...
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The Southern literary messenger

1835
...Over the crushing vines, — over the desolate streets, — over the amphitheatre itself, — far aod wide,— with many a mighty splash in the agitated sea,— fell that awful shower! ;c No longer thought the crowd of justice or of Arbaces; rafely for themselves was their sole thought....
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Synonymisches Handwörterbuch der englischen Sprache für die Deutschen

H M. Melford - 1841
...perpetually changing the tone and pitch of their voice , as the sense of their words varies. (Jones.) Over the crushing vines, — over the desolate streets...splash in the agitated sea , — fell that awful shower ! (Bulwer's Pompeii.) The ocean had retreated rapidly from the shore — an utter darkness lay over...
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Belgium, The Rhine, Italy, Greece, and the Mediterranean

George Newenham Wright, Thomas Higham, Leicester Buckingham, Thomas Allom, Sir Grenville Temple, James Pattison Cockburn, James Allen - History - 1851
...its bosom a shower of ashes mixed with vast fragments of burning stone ! over the crashing ruins — over the desolate streets — over the amphitheatre...agitated sea — fell that awful shower ! " No longer the crowd thought of justke, or of Arbaces : safety for themselves was their sola thought. Each turned...
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A Higher English Grammar

Alexander Bain - English language - 1879 - 358 pages
...below and behind the city, as far as the eye can reach, extends the unbroken forest ' (AK Wallace). ' Over the crushing vines, over the desolate streets,...splash in the agitated sea, fell that awful shower ' (Lytton). The Complement of the predicate follows the predicate verb. ' The day is clear', ' kings...
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Pictorial records of remarkable events in the history of the world

World - 1884
...the rank and wealth of Pompeii were assembled, has been thus described : — "The eyes of the crowd beheld, with ineffable dismay, a vast vapour shooting...that awful shower! No longer thought the crowd of sport: safety for themselves was their sole thought. Each turned to fly— each dashing, pressing,...
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The Continental First[-fifth] Reader, Volume 5

William A. Campbell, Elizabeth A.. Allen - Readers - 1890
...bosom a shower of ashes mixed with vast fragments of burning stone ! a a. 2 o a, O CO Q H ea a a H with many a mighty splash in the agitated sea, fell...that awful shower ! No longer thought the crowd of vengeance or of sport; safety for themselves, was their sole thought. Each turned to fly— each dashing,...
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Volcanoes Past and Present

Edward Hull (F. G. S.) - 1892 - 370 pages
...falling roofs ; an instant more and the mountaincloud seemed to roll towards them, dark and rapid ; at the same time it cast forth from its bosom a shower...splash in the agitated sea, fell that awful shower." A visit to the disinterred city will probably produce on the mind a still more lasting and vivid impression...
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Volcanoes: Past and Present

Edward Hull - Volcanoes - 1892 - 270 pages
...falling roofs ; an instant more and the mountaincloud seemed to roll towards them, dark and rapid ; at the same time it cast forth from its bosom a shower...splash in the agitated sea, fell that awful shower." A visit to the disinterred cily will probably produce on the mind a still more lasting and vivid impression...
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