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" ... a venerable old man, a Nestor, or an Ossian, who has witnessed and survived the ravages of successive generations, the companions of his youth and of his maturity, and now mourns his own solitary and desolate condition, and hails their spirits in... "
The Letters of the British Spy - Page 76
by William Wirt - 1805 - 128 pages
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Historical Collections of Virginia: Containing a Collection of the Most ...

Henry Howe - Virginia - 1852 - 544 pages
...ruin with her own powers ; imagines it a fellow-being ; a venerable old man, a Nestor, or an Ossian, who has witnessed and survived the ravages of successive...companions of his youth, and of his maturity, and now monrns his own solitary and desolate condition, and bails their spirits in every passing cloud ? Whatever...
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Library of American History: Containing Biographical Sketches, of Washington ...

Biographies of American leaders - 1855 - 640 pages
...ruin with her own powers; imagine it a fellow-being ; a venerable old mn, a Nestor, or an Ossian, who has witnessed and survived the ravages of successive...condition, and hails their spirits in every passing cloud 1 Whatever may be the cause, as I look at it, I feel my soul drawn forward, as by the cords of gentlest...
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The Letters of the British Spy

William Wirt - Richmond (Va.) - 1832 - 260 pages
...ruin with her own powers ; imagines it a fellow being ; a venerable old man, a Nestor, or an Ossian, who has witnessed and survived the ravages of successive...condition, and hails their spirits in every passing cloud? Whatevei may be the cause, as I look at it, I feel mv soul drawn forward, as by the cords of gen tlest...
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The Pictorial Field-book of the Revolution: Or, Illustrations, by ..., Volume 2

Benson John Lossing - United States - 1860
...ruins with her own powers ; imagines it a fellow-being — a venerable old man, a Nestor or an Ossian, who has witnessed and survived the ravages of successive...lips to offer consolation to the drooping pile."' Around this " Old cradle of our infant world, In which a nestling empire lay," the Spirit of Romance...
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The Pictorial Field-book of the Revolution; Or, Illustrations, by ..., Volume 2

Benson John Lossing - United States - 1860
...ruins with her own powers ; imagines it a fellow-being — a venerable old man, a Nestor or an Ossian, who has witnessed and survived the ravages of successive...open my lips to offer consolation to the drooping pile."1 Around this " Old cradle of our infant world, In which a nestling empire lay," the Spirit of...
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The Sixth Reader

Lewis Baxter Monroe - Readers - 1872 - 408 pages
...man, a Nestor, or an Ossian, who has witnessed and survived the ravages of successive generations^thc companions of his youth and of his maturity, and now...my lips to offer consolation to the drooping pile. 4. Where is the busy, bustling crowd which landed here two hundred years ago? Where is Smith, that...
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The Letters of the British Spy

William Wirt - Virginia - 1875 - 260 pages
...mourns his own solitary and desolate condition, and hails their spirits in every passing cloud? Whatevei may be the cause, as I look at it. I feel my soul drawn forward, as by the cords of gen tlest sympathy, and involuntarily open my lips to offer consolation to the drooping pile. Where,...
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The New Century First [-- ] Reader, Book 5

Readers - 1899
...secret, subtle process, invests the moldering ruin with her own powers? Whatever may be the cause, I feel my soul drawn forward, as by the cords of gentlest...involuntarily open my lips to offer consolation to the ruinous pile. piercing the forest in every direction, to detect the lurking Indian, with his tomahawk,...
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The New Century Fifth Reader: Selected and Adapted from the World's Standard ...

Readers - 1899 - 400 pages
...secret, subtle process, invests the moldering ruin with her own powers? Whatever may be the cause, I feel my soul drawn forward, as by the cords of gentlest...involuntarily open my lips to offer consolation to the ruinous pile. piercing the forest in every direction, to detect the lurking Indian, with his tomahawk,...
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The New Century: 4th-5th Reader. Revised, Book 5

1902
...ruin with her own powers ; imagines it a fellow being ; a venerable old man, a Nestor, or an Ossian, who has witnessed and survived the ravages of successive...cords of gentlest sympathy, and involuntarily open ray lips to offer consolation to the drooping pile. Where is the busy, bustling crowd which landed...
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