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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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The Guide to Knowledge, Or Repertory of Facts: Forming a Complete Library of ...

Robert Sears - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1844 - 484 pages
...f.illen before us, for one day we must fall. Why dost thou build the hall, son of ihe wingrd days ? thou lookest from thy towers to-day ; yet a few years and...half-worn shield ; and let the blast of the desert come, we shall be renowned in our day. Raise the song, send .round the shell, let joy be heard in my...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...before us : for one day we must fall. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days! Thou lookcst come ! we shall be renowned in our day ! The .mark of my arm shall bo in battle ; my name in the song...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...before us: for one day we must fall. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days) Thou lookeat or in the torrid clime .s',.41.. Dark-hearing ; boundless,...image of Eternity — the throne Of the Invisible 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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The poems of Ossian, tr. by J. Macpherson. To which are prefixed ...

1845
...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,...thy halfworn shield. And let the blast of the desert come ! we shall be renowned in our day ! The mark of my arm shall be in hattle ; my name in the song...
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The Crescent and the Cross: Or, Romance and Realities of Eastern ..., Parts 1-2

Eliot Warburton - Egypt - 1845 - 269 pages
...Rhodes. CHAPTER V. ALEXANDRIA. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? Thou lookest trom thy towers to-day : yet a few years, and the blast of the desert comes, it howls in thy empty courts. — OSSIAN. TOWARDS evening, on the 18th day since leaving England, the low land of Egypt was...
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The Crescent and the Cross; Or, Romance and Realities of ..., Volumes 1-2

Egypt - 1845 - 768 pages
...Rhodes. CHAPTER V. ALEXANDRIA. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? Thou lookett irom thy towers to-day : yet a few years, and the blast of the desert comea, it howls in thy empty courts.— OSSIAN. TOWARDS evening, on the 18th day since leaving England,...
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The Ladies' Repository, Volume 7

Methodist Episcopal Church - 1847
...GRAVE. "WHY," says Ossian, " shouldst thou build thy hall, KI»I <tt' the winged days? Thou lockest from thy towers to-day: yet a few years, and the blast of ihr desert comes: it howls in the empty court, and whistles around thy half-worn shield." The thought...
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Institutes of English Grammar Methodically Arranged

Goold Brown - English language - 1848 - 311 pages
...are seldom weighed in the same balance. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? thou lookest from thy towers to-day ; yet a few years,...of the desert comes'; it howls in thy empty court. — Ossian Light ! from whose rays all beauty springs, Darkness ! whose wide-expanded wings Involve...
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Cyclopedia of English Literature: a Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1851
...fallen before us: for one day we must fall. Why dost thou build the hall, юп of the winged daysī Thou other satisfaction than ' that he might possibly...this; and now, when the ghost made his next appearan 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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The Family tutor

...midnight. " BYBOH. "Why didst thou build the hall? Son of tile winged days ! Thou lookest from thy tower to-day : yet a few years, and the blast of the desert comes : it howls in thy empty court ! " — OSSIAI;. As soon as I had refreshed myself with some food, drink, and a wash, I related the...
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