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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 Institutes of English Grammar ...: And a Key to the Oral Exercises, to ...

Goold Brown - English language - 1862 - 296 pages
...partner, acceded to this request. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged daysp thou lookc.sl from thy towers to-day; yet a few years, and the blast 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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The Institutes of English Grammar Methodically Arranged: With Forms of ...

English language - 1865 - 318 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,...and the blast of the desert comes ; it howls in thy gmpty court. — Ossian. Light ! from whose rays all beauty springs, Darkness ! whose wide-expanded...
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The National Quarterly Review, Volume 13

Edward Isidore Sears, David Allyn Gorton, Charles H. Woodman - 1866
...fallen, before us ; for one day we must fall. Why dost thou build the hill, 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." In his address to the Sun the Celtic bard is equally philosophical and grand, and evinces equal contempt...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 4; Volume 67

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1866
...fall. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days 1 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. Let the blast of the desert come ! we shall be renowned in our day." All Europe...
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THE CORNHILL MAGAZINE

smith elder - 1866
...before us, for one day we must fall. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days 1 Thou lockest from thy towers to-day ; yet a few years, and the blast of the desert come? ; it howls in thy empty court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield. Let the blast of the...
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Poetical Works, Volume 1

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1866
...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 desert comes, it howlfi in thy empty court." — OSSIAN. THROUGH thy battlements, Newstead, the hollow winds whistle...
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The Solitudes of Nature and of Man: Or, The Loneliness of Human Life

William Rounseville Alger - Solitude - 1867 - 412 pages
...in its own imagination. Destiny says, " Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? Thou lookest from thy towers to-day. Yet a few years, and...court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield." And with pride of mournful resignation genius replies, " Let the blast of the desert come ! We shall be...
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On the Study of Celtic Literature

Matthew Arnold - Celtic literature - 1867 - 181 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 that...
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Dublin University Magazine,A Literary and Political Journal VOL.LXX July to ...

Dublin University Magazine,A Literary and Political Journal - 1867
...fallen before us, for one day we must fall. Why doet 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 cornea. It howls in thy empty court, and whistles round thy half worn shield. Let the blast of the...
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LORD BYRON

HUBERT E.H. JERNINGHAM - 1869
...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 desert comes, it howls in thy empty court." ,—OSSIAN. Through thy battlements, Newstead, the hollow winds whistle; Thou, the hall of my fathers,...
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