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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 desert comes; it howls in thy empty court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield. "
The poems of Ossian, tr. by J. Macpherson. Blair's critical dissertations - Page 194
by Ossian - 1806
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The poems of Ossian, tr. by J. Macpherson. To which are prefixed ...

Ossian - 1805
...orer the land of strangers. They have but fallen before us : for, one day, we most fall. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? thou lookest...towers to-day ; yet a few years, and the blast of the desart comes ; it howls on thy empty coort, and whistles round thy half-worn shield. And let the blast...
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The poems of Ossian, &c. containing the poetical works of J. Macpherson ...

Ossian - 1805
...over the land of strangers. They have but fallen before us : for, one day, we must fall. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days" ? Thou lookest...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

1805
...us : for, one day, we must fall. Why dost 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 empty court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield. And let the blast of the desert come ! we...
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Palmyra: And Other Poems

Thomas Love Peacock - 1806 - 141 pages
...over the land of strangers. They have but fallen before us: for, one day, we must fall. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days? Thou lookest...empty court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield. — OSSIAN. THE VISIONS OF JLOVE. Senza 1'amabile Dio di Citera, I di non tornano Di primavera ; Non...
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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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Caledonian Sketches, Or A Tour Through Scotland in 1807: To which is ...

Sir John Carr - Scotland - 1809 - 317 pages
...the winged day ? Thou lookesf from thy towers to-day; yet, a few days, and the blast .of the desart comes ; it howls in thy empty court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield." Its many roofless apartments, its massy sombre walls, corroded by time and the elements, its shattered...
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Institutions et vie municipale à Aix-en-Provence sous la Révolution: 1789-an ...

Christiane Derobert-Ratel - Aix-en-Provence (France) - 1809 - 672 pages
...the winged day ? Thou lookest from thy towers to-day; yet, a few days, and the blast of the desart comes; it howls in thy empty court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield." Its many roofless apartments, its massy sombre walls, corroded by time and the elements, its shattered...
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The Poems of Ossian, Volume 1

Bards and bardism - 1810
...foreknowledge of events. O'Flaherty goes so far as to i&y, that Fingal's laws were extant iu hU own time. lookest from thy towers to-day; yet a few years, and...half-worn shield. And let the blast of the desert com*! we shall be renowned in our day! The mark of my arm shall be in battle; my name in the song of...
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St. Clair: Or, The Heiress of Desmond, Volume 1

Lady Morgan (Sydney) - 1812
...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
...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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