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Page 141 - The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself; * Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like the baseless fabric of a vision, Leave not a wreck behind.
Page 141 - Yes! they have fallen, fair light! and thou dost often retire to mourn. But thou thyself shalt fail, one night; and leave thy blue path in heaven. The stars will then lift their heads: they, who were ashamed in thy presence, will rejoice.
Page 233 - Th' unwilling gratitude of base mankind ! All human virtue, to its latest breath, Finds envy never conquer'd but by death. The great Alcides, every labour past, Had still this monster to subdue at last : Sure fate of all, beneath whose rising ray Each star of meaner merit fades away ! Oppress'd we feel the beam directly beat ; Those suns of glory please not till they set.
Page 35 - Then again Fergus shouted a second time. " Surely that was the call of a man of Erin," said Naisi. " Surely no," said Deirdre ; " let us play on." Then again Fergus shouted a third time, and Naisi knew that it was the cry of Fergus, and he said...
Page 47 - But, when the blast of war blows in our ears. Let us be tigers in our fierce deportment. For me, the ransom of my bold attempt Shall be this body on the earth's cold face ; But, if we thrive, the glory of the action The meanest soldier here shall share his part of.
Page v - An acquaintance with the Gaelic, being the Mother Tongue of all the the Languages in the West, seems necessary to every Antiquary who would study the affinity of Languages, or trace the migrations of the ancient races of Mankind.
Page 155 - :'' )' „ f for her, she saw a raven drinking the blood in the snow : Then she says to Levarcam — Lovely truly would the man be who were marked with those three colours ; that is, the hair like the raven, and the cheek like the blood, and the body like the snow.
Page 53 - that is a great deal to do for us; for up to this no other person ever protected us but ourselves.' And he went out of the place in great anger; and Ainnle, and Ardan, and Deirdre, and the two sons of Fergus followed him, and they left Fergus dark and sorrowful after them. But for all that, Fergus was full sure that if all the provinces of Ireland would go into one council, they would not consent to break the pledge he had given. As for the sons of Usnach, they went on their way by every short road,...