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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
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Stepping Stones to Literature: A Reader for Higher Grades

Sarah Louise Arnold, Charles Benajah Gilbert - Readers - 1898 - 317 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...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 battle; my name in the song...
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The United States and the Control of the Tropics

Benjamin Kidd - 1898 - 7 pages
...which follows, Byron has underscored : " 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." Whereat Byron exclaims, " This striking and beautiful sentiment is the natural dictate of that contemplative...
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A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century

Henry Augustin Beers - English literature - 1898 - 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...court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield."* "They rose rustling like a flock of sea-fowl when the waves expel them from the shore. Their sound...
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What Good Does Wishing Do?

Anna Robertson Brown Lindsay - Conduct of life - 1898 - 32 pages
..." Why dost thou build the hall," cries Fingal, "son of the winged days? Thou lookest from thy tower to-day; yet a few years, and the blast of the desert...empty court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield." Ah, the empty court, the half-worn shield ! There steals into the heart a longing which is different...
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A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century

Henry Augustin Beers - English literature - 1898 - 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 conies; it howls in thy empty court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield."* "They rose rustling...
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The Round Towers of Ireland, Or, The History of the Tuath-De-Danaans

Henry O'Brien - Ireland - 1898 - 551 pages
...melancholy apostrophe attributed to Ossian, " Why dost tliou 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 conges, it howls in thy empty courts." Ard-Mulchan, the name of a village in the barony of Duleck,...
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Gems of Genius in Poetry and Art: From the Kings and Queens of Thought : and ...

Frederick Saunders, Minnie K. Davis - American poetry - 1888 - 743 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...half-worn shield. And let the blast of the desert come 1 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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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: A Romaunt

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - English poetry - 1899 - 282 pages
...underscoring the following passage in Carthon: " Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? Thou lookest from thy towers to-day ; yet a few years,...comes ; it howls in thy empty court, and whistles thy half-worn shield," Byron adds. "This striking and beautiful sentiment is the natural dictate of...
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The Works of Matthew Arnold, Volume 5

Matthew Arnold, Thomas Burnett Smart - 1903
...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 halfworn 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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Ossians Einfluss auf Byrons Jugendgedichte

Friedrich Wilmsen - 1903 - 32 pages
...head — Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? Now thou lockest from the tower, but a few years and the blast of the desert comes, it howls in the empty court and whistles round the half worn shield. Stimmungsvolle Melancholie wird niemand dieser...
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