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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 - Page 250
1810
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English Poetry and Prose of the Romantic Movement

George Benjamin Woods - England - 1916 - 1432 pages
...fallen before us: for one day we must fall. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days? Thou lonely scene shall thee restore, For thee the tear be duly shed come! we shall be renowned in our day ! The mark of my arm shall be in battle; my name in the song...
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A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century

Henry Augustin Beers - English literature - 1916 - 455 pages
...fallen before us; for, one day, we must fall. 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 £hy empty court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield."* "They rose rustling like a flock of sea-fowl...
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Lectures and Essays in Criticism

Matthew Arnold - Literary Criticism - 1962 - 578 pages
...before us, for one day we must fall. Why dost thou build the hall, son 10 of the winged days? Thou lookest from thy towers to-day; yet a few years, and...empty court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield. Let the blast of the desert come! we shall be renowned in our day." All Europe felt the power of that...
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On the study of celtic literature

Matthew Arnold - Celtic languages - 1867 - 96 pages
...fallen before us, for one day we must fall. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? Thou lookest from thy towers to-day ; yet a few years,...empty court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield. Let the blast of the desert come ! we shall be renowned in our day." All Europe felt .the power of...
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The Round Towers of Atlantis

Henry O'Brien - History - 2002 - 524 pages
...melancholy apostrophe attributed to Ossian, " Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? Thou lookest from thy towers to-day ; yet a few years,...the blast of the desert comes, it howls in thy empty courts." Ard-Mulchan, the name of a village in the barony of Duleck, county Meath, comes from Ard,...
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The Round Towers of Ireland Or the Mysteries of Freemasonry

Henry O'Brien - History - 2007 - 536 pages
...melancholy apostrophe attributed to Ossian, " Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? Thou lookest from thy towers to-day ; yet a few years,...the blast of the desert comes, it howls in thy empty courts." Ard-Mulchan, the name of a village in the barony of Duleck, county Meath, comes from Ard,...
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supplement to a manual of french composition

...before us : for, one day, we must fall. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days? Thou lookest from thy towers to-day ; yet a few years,...whistles round thy half-worn shield. And let the blast of thy desert come ! we shall be renowned in our day ! The mark of my arm shall be in battle ; my name...
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The Imperial Magazine, Or, Compendium of Religious, Moral ..., Volume 2

1820
...before us ; for one day, we must fall. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days I Thou lookest from thy towers to-day ; yet a few years and...empty court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield. The front court-wall has a circular tower at each angle, thongh these would rather appear for ornament...
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The round towers of Ireland; or, The mysteries of freemasonry, of sabaism ...

Henry O'Brien (A.B.) - 1834
...melancholy apostrophe attributed to Ossian, " Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days? Thou lookest from thy towers to-day ; yet a few years,...the blast of the desert comes, it howls in thy empty courts." Ard-Mulchan, the name of a village in the barony of Duleck, county Meath, comes from Ard,...
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The Imperial Magazine;: And, Monthly Record of Religious ..., Volume 3

Samuel Drew - 1821
...Dnapalrick, 2G//1 May, 1821. " Why dost thon bnild the hull? Son of the winged days ! Thou lookest from tliy towers to-day ; — yet a few years — and the blast of the desert comes — it bowls in thy empty court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield." OSSIAN. O! mark yonder youth, on...
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