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" Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days? Thou lookest from thy towers to-day; yet a few years, and the blast of the desart comes; it howls in thy empty court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield. "
The poems of Ossian, tr. by J. Macpherson. To which are prefixed ... - Page 236
1845
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The poems of Ossian, &c. containing the poetical works of J. Macpherson ...

Ossian - 1805
...the dwelling of Moina, silence is in the house of her fathers. Raise the song of mourning, О bards, over the land of strangers. They have but fallen before...towers to-day ; yet a few years, and the blast of the desart comes*3; it howls in thy empty talions of the clasping ivy and the fox obscene. But the original...
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The Poems of Ossian, Volume 2

James Macpherson - Scottish Gaelic poetry - 1805
...the dwelling of Moina, silence is in the house of her fathers. Raise the song of mourning, O bards ! over the land of strangers. They have but fallen before...thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? Thou lookcst from thy towers to-day ; yet a few years, and the blast of the desert comes ; it howls in the...
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The Stranger in Ireland, Or, A Tour in the Southern and Western ..., Issue 10096

Sir John Carr - Ireland - 1806 - 312 pages
...me of the words of Ossian. " Why dost " thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? Thou look'st " from thy towers to-day ; yet a few years, and the blast of " the desart comes : it howls in thy empty court" Stupendous mountains enclose this place on all sides, except...
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Stranger in Ireland; or, A tour in the southern and western parts of that ...

Sir John Carr - Ireland - 1806 - 350 pages
...has become a dreary desert. The venerable remains of this city reminded me of the words of Ossian. " Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? Thou " look'st from thy towers to-day ; yet a few years, and the blast of " the desartcomes: it howls in...
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Caledonian Sketches, Or A Tour Through Scotland in 1807: To which is ...

Sir John Carr - Scotland - 1809 - 317 pages
...gloomy august pile. As I contemplated it, my mind accompanied my eye with the lines of Ossian : — " They have but fallen before us— for one day we must fall. Whydost thou build the hall, son of the winged day ? Thou lookesf from thy towers to-day; yet, a few...
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The Poems of Ossian, Volume 1

Bards and bardism - 1810
...dwelling of Moina, silence is in the house of her fathers. Raise the song of mourning, O bards! over Ihe land of strangers. They have but fallen before us:...thou build the hall, son of the winged days? Thou * The title of this poem, in the original, is Duan na nlaoi, ie The Foem of the Hymns .- probably on...
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St. Clair: Or, The Heiress of Desmond, Volume 1

Lady Morgan (Sydney) - 1812
...generally concluding with an emphatic shake of the headj and a melancholy apostrophe from Qs&ian ; " Why' dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? thou lookest from thy tower to-day, yet a few years, and the blast of the desert shall come} it howls in thy empty court,...
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Sketches of the History of Man, Volume 1

Lord Henry Home Kames - Civilization - 1813
...song of mourning over " the strangers. One day we must fall ; and they have " only fallen before us. Why dost thou build the hall, " son of the winged days ! Thou lookest from thy towers " to day : soon will the blast of the desert come. It " howls in thy empty court, and whistles over...
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The words of the most favourite pieces, performed at the Glee club, the ...

Glee club - 1814
...the dwelling of Mona, Silence is in the house of her fathers ; Raise the song of mourning, O bards, Over the land of strangers, — They have but fallen before us, For one day we must fall. Yet a few years, and the blast of the desert comes, And whistles round the half-worn shield. Let the...
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Hours of Idleness: A Series of Poems, Original and Translated

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1820 - 160 pages
...written beneath an Elm, in the Churchyard of Harrow on the Hill 159 POEMS. ON LEAVING NEWSTEAD ABBEY. WHY dost thou build the hall ? Son of the winged days ! Thou lookest from thy tower to day ; yet a few years, and the blast of the desart comes ; it howls in thy empty court. OSSIAN....
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