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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 poems of Ossian, in the orig. Gaelic, with a literal tr. into ..., Volume 1

1870
...the tune ; send round the shell ! fall Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days 1 Thou lookest from thy towers to-day ; yet a few years,...it howls in thy empty court, and whistles round thy half- worn shield. And let the blast of the desert come ! we shall be renowned in our day ! The mark...
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The Poetical Works of Lord Byron, Volume 3

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1873
...NEWSTEAD ABBEY.« " Why dost thou build the hall, son of tlie winged days? Thou lookeet from thy tower to-day : yet a few years, and the blast of the desert comes, it howls in thy empty court." — OaaiAN. THROUGH thy battlements, Newstead, the hollow winds whistle ; Thou, the hall of my fathers,...
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Belgravia, Volume 27

London (England) - 1875
...way, muttering the lines of old Ossian : ' Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged dajs ? Thou lookest from thy towers to-day : yet a few years,...empty court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield.' Agreeably to the Highlander's directions, I followed the branch that turned to the left and entered...
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The Works of Thomas Love Peacock: Poetry. Miscellanies. Four ages of poetry ...

Sir Henry Cole - 1875
...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...it howls in thy empty court, and whistles round thy half -worn shield.— Ossi AN. Though WINTER'S frown severe Deform the wasted year, SPRING smiles again,...
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The works of Thomas Love Peacock, ed. by H. Cole, Volume 3

sir Henry Cole - 1875
...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...it howls in thy empty court, and whistles round thy half -worn shield. — OSSIAN. Though WINTER'S frown severe Deform the wasted year, SPRING smiles again,...
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The Book of Scottish Poems: Ancient and Modern

John Ross - English poetry - 1878 - 760 pages
...before us : for, one day, we must fall. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days? Thou lookest from thy towers today ; yet a few years, and...half-worn shield. And let the blast of the desert come ! we shall be renowned in our day. The mark of my arm shall be in the battle, and my name in the...
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The Book of Scottish Poems: Ancient and Modern

John Ross - English poetry - 1878 - 760 pages
...before us : for, one day, we must fall. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days? Thou lookest from thy towers today ; yet a few years, and...half-worn shield. And let the blast of the desert come ! we shall be renowned in our day. The mark of my arm shall be in the battle, and my name in the...
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Principles of Rhetoric ...

Adams Sherman Hill - 1878
...Lochiel's Warning. 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...empty court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield. Let the blast of the desert come! we shall be renowned in our day." 1 Whatever arrangement may, according...
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Specimens, with memoirs, of the less-known British poets. With an ..., Volume 2

George Gilfillan - 1881
...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...half-worn shield. And let the blast of the desert come! we shall be renowned hi our day! The mark of my arm shall be in battle; my name in the song of...
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Chambers's Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - American literature - 1881
...son of the winged days? Thon lookest trom thy towers to-day : yet a few years, and the blast of ihe desert comes ; It howls in thy empty court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield. And let the blast ot the desert come t we shall be renowned in our day ! The mark of mv firm shall be in battle ; my...
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