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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. "
History of the Clan MacFarlane: (Macfarlane) MacFarlan, MacFarland, MacFarlin - Page 3
by Cynthia Maria Little - 1893 - 244 pages
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Cyclopædia of English literature

Robert Chambers - 1844
...mourning, 0 bards! over the land of strangers. They have but fallen before us : for one day we must fall. obert Chambers lookcst from thy towers to-day : yet a few years, and the blast of the desert comes ; it howls in thy...
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The poems of Ossian, tr. by J. Macpherson. To which are prefixed ...

Ossian - History - 1845
...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 comes ; it howls in thy empty court, and whistles round thy halfworn shield. And let the blast of the desert come ! we shall be renowned...
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The Crescent and the Cross: Or, Romance and Realities of Eastern ..., Parts 1-2

Eliot Warburton - Middle East - 1845 - 269 pages
...V. ALEXANDRIA. 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 courts. — OSBIAN. TOWARDS evening, on the 18th day since leaving England, the low land of Egypt was...
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The Crescent and the Cross: or, Romance and realities of Eastern ..., Parts 1-2

Eliot Warburton - Egypt - 1845 - 768 pages
...the island to the Knights Hospitallers when they were dispossessed of Rhodes. CHAPTER V. ALEXANDRIA. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? Thou lookest trom thy towers to-day : yet a few years, and the blast of the desert comes, it howls in thy empty...
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The Crescent and the Cross; Or, Romance and Realities of ..., Volumes 1-2

Bartholomew Elliott George Warburton - Egypt - 1845 - 768 pages
...the island to the Knights Hospitallers when they were dispossessed of Rhodes. CHAPTER V. ALEXANDRIA. Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? Thou lookett irom thy towers to-day : yet a few years, and the blast of the desert comea, it howls in thy...
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The Poetical Works of Lord Byron: Complete in One Volume

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1847 - 827 pages
...out the spot ; By that remcmber'd, or with that forgot. 1303 ON LEAVING NEWSTEAD ABBEY. 2 " Whjr do*t thou build the hall, son of the winged days ? Thou lookest from thy tower to-day : yet n Tew year*, and the :•! it or the desert comes. It how'U in thy empty court." — OSSIAN. THROUGH...
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Hill and Valley, Or Wales and the Welsh: 4th Thousand

Katharine Sinclair - History - 1848
...events, which they witnessed formerly, when patriots fought and bled in those deserted chambers; — " Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days?...to-day; yet a few years, and the blast of the desert howls in thy empty courts." From Llandovery we were conveyed next morning, by a charming drive, to...
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Institutes of English Grammar Methodically Arranged

Goold Brown - 1848
...acceded to this request. The injuries we do, and those we suffer, are seldom weighed in the same balance. 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. —...
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The Family tutor

Self-Help
...damps, where the owl peep'd, Deeming it midnight. " BYBOH. "Why didst thou build the hall? Son of tile winged days ! Thou lookest from thy tower to-day :...of the desert comes : it howls in thy empty court ! " — OSSIAI;. As soon as I had refreshed myself with some food, drink, and a wash, I related the...
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The Institutes of English Grammar, Methodically Arranged: With Examples for ...

Goold Brown - English language - 1851 - 311 pages
.../- Why dost thou build the halL son of the winged days 1 thou lookcst from thy towers to-day j~yet a few years, and- the blast of the desert comes ; it howls in thy empty court.-;-- Ossian. Light ! from whose rays all beauty springs, Darkness ! whose wide-expanded wings Involve the dusky...
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