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" THE harp that once through Tara's halls The soul of music shed, Now hangs as mute on Tara's walls, As if that soul were fled. — So sleeps the pride of former days, So glory's thrill is o'er, And hearts, that once beat high for praise, Now feel that... "
The Works of Thomas Moore, Esq - Page 100
by Thomas Moore - 1825 - 6 pages
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...Endearing Young Charms" (1807) 2 The harp that once through Tara's halls The soul of music shed, Now resentatives], sir, the people govern; here they act by Irish Melodies "The Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls" (1807) 3 No, there's nothing half so sweet...
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History of the Urhobo People of Niger Delta

Peter Palmer Ekeh - History - 2007 - 710 pages
...Hall The soul of music shed, Now hangs as mute on Tara's wall, As if those souls were fled. So stills the pride of former days, So glory's thrill is o'er,...beat high for praise Now feel that pulse no more. You asked me to tell about "the dark backward abysm of time." That I have done. You know about more...
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Alexander's Bridge

Willa Cather - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 303 pages
...fact win sympathy for Irish nationalists. The song itself is a lament, for the harp "hangs as mute," "As if that soul were fled, — / So sleeps the pride of former days, / So glory's thrill is o'er." It is a song, in other words, of the loss of Irish soul as reflected in the loss of music or art. "The...
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Ireland, India and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Julia M. Wright - Literary Criticism - 2007
...light us to victory yet!" (IM, 5). In "The Harp that Once through Tara's Halls," the speaker laments, "So sleeps the pride of former days, / So glory's thrill is o'er," concluding, Thus Freedom now so seldom wakes, The only throb she gives, Is when some heart indignant...
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A Kaleidoscope for June

Antoinette Tryssenaar Villa - Fiction - 2008 - 332 pages
...no more. Here is how it starts: The harp that once through Tara's halls The soul of music shed, Now hangs as mute on Tara's walls As if that soul were...hearts that once beat high for praise Now feel that praise no more. Miss Harper said she likes the song because "harp" is the first part of her last name...
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