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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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The Crane Reader, Book 5

Readers - 1902
...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. 5. Where is the eager, anxious crowd which landed here in 1607? I fancy that I can see...
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Historic Landmarks of America as Seen and Described by Famous Writers

Esther Singleton - America - 1906 - 341 pages
...Nestor or an Ossian, who has witnessed and survived the ravages of successive generations, the companion of his youth and of his maturity, and now mourns his...my lips to offer consolation to the drooping pile." It seems almost anti-climatic to be obliged to record the fact that the Society for the Preservation...
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