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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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The Solitudes of Nature and of Man, Or, The Loneliness of Human Life

William Rounseville Alger - Solitude - 1867 - 412 pages
...space as its own ideas and feelings of itself are in its own imagination. Destiny says, " Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? Thou lookest...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
...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 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
...over the hum of etrungeis. They have but fallen before us, for one day we must fall. Why doet thou build the hall, son of the winged days'/ Thou lookest...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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On the Study of Celtic Literature

Matthew Arnold - Celtic literature - 1867 - 181 pages
...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 felt the power of that melancholy; but what I wish to point out is, that no nation of Europe...
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The poetical works of lord Byron. Repr. with notes, &c

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1868
...out the spot ; By that remcmber'd, or with that forgot. ON LEAVING 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 comus, it howls in thy empty court.'—...
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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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The poems of Ossian, in the orig. Gaelic, with a literal tr. into ..., Volume 1

Ossian - 1870
...Raise ye 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
...satisfied with the hope of doing so, passed on my way, muttering the lines of old Ossian : ' Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? Thou lookest...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
...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...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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