Quotation by Joseph Addison

Immortal glories in my mind revive,
And in my soul a thousand passions strive,
When Rome's exalted beauties I descry
Magnificent in piles of ruin lie.
Joseph Addison (1672–1719), British essayist and politician. A Letter from Italy (l. 8–13). . .

Oxford Book of Travel Verse, The. Kevin Crossley-Holland, ed. (1986) Oxford University Press.
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