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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, tr. by J. Macpherson. Blair's critical dissertations - Page 194
by Ossian - 1806
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A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century

Henry Augustin Beers - English literature - 1916 - 455 pages
...over the land of strangers. They have but fallen before us; for, one day, we must fall. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days? Thou lookest...years, and the blast of the desert comes; it howls in £hy empty court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield."* "They rose rustling like a flock of sea-fowl...
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Lectures and Essays in Criticism

Matthew Arnold - Literary Criticism - 1962 - 578 pages
...strangers. They have but fallen before us, for one day we must fall. Why dost thou build the hall, son 10 of the winged days? Thou lookest from thy towers to-day;...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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On the study of celtic literature

Daniel R. Davis, Matthew Arnold - Celtic languages - 2001 - 392 pages
...over the land of strangers. They have but fallen before us, for one day we must fall. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? Thou lookest...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...
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The Round Towers of Atlantis

Henry O'Brien - History - 2002 - 524 pages
...dilapidated mansions, applying the apposite and melancholy apostrophe attributed to Ossian, " Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? Thou lookest...the blast of the desert comes, it howls in thy empty courts." Ard-Mulchan, the name of a village in the barony of Duleck, county Meath, comes from Ard,...
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The Round Towers of Ireland Or the Mysteries of Freemasonry

Henry O'Brien - History - 2007 - 536 pages
...dilapidated mansions, applying the apposite and melancholy apostrophe attributed to Ossian, " Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? Thou lookest...the blast of the desert comes, it howls in thy empty courts." Ard-Mulchan, the name of a village in the barony of Duleck, county Meath, comes from Ard,...
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supplement to a manual of french composition

...over the land of strangers. They have but fallen before us : for, one day, we must fall. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days? Thou lookest...whistles round thy half-worn shield. And let the blast of thy desert come ! we shall be renowned in our day ! The mark of my arm shall be in battle ; my name...
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The round towers of Ireland; or, The mysteries of freemasonry, of sabaism ...

Henry O'Brien (A.B.) - 1834
...dilapidated mansions, applying the apposite and melancholy apostrophe attributed to Ossian, " Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days? Thou lookest...the blast of the desert comes, it howls in thy empty courts." Ard-Mulchan, the name of a village in the barony of Duleck, county Meath, comes from Ard,...
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The Imperial Magazine, Or, Compendium of Religious, Moral ..., Volume 2

1820
...fallen before us ; for one day, we must fall. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days I Thou lookest from thy towers to-day ; yet a few years...empty court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield. The front court-wall has a circular tower at each angle, thongh these would rather appear for ornament...
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