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" THE harp that once through Tara's halls The soul of music shed. Now hangs as mute on Tara's walls, As if that soul were fled. — So sleeps the pride of former days, So glory's thrill is o'er, And hearts, that once beat high for praise, Now feel that... "
The Works of Thomas Moore: Irish melodies. National airs - Page 14
by Thomas Moore - 1823
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Irish Writing: An Anthology of Irish Literature in English 1789-1939

Stephen Regan - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 549 pages
...over, And all the wild sweetness I wak'd was thy own. The harp that once through Tara 's halls* (1807) The harp that once through Tara's halls The soul of...beat high for praise, Now feel that pulse no more. No more to chiefs and ladies bright The harp of Tara swells; The chord alone, that breaks at night,...
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Truth Triumphant: The Church in the Wilderness

Benjamin George Wilkinson - Church history - 2004 - 437 pages
...business, but also to festivals emblazoned with bright scenes and stirring events. As Thomas Moore wrote: The harp that once through Tara's halls The soul of...once beat high for praise, Now feel that pulse no more.22 It was at the time of one of these assemblies, so the story goes, that Patrick personally appeared...
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Constance Fenimore Woolson: Selected Stories and Travel Narratives

Constance Fenimore Woolson - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 342 pages
...spin, For him who's captive made!" 17. I don't know. 18. But yes ... it's beautiful. 19. But, sir. 20. "The harp that once through Tara's halls / the soul...mute on Tara's walls / As if that soul were fled" was composed by Thomas Moore (1779-1852). 21. Me? That's another thing. 22. It's nothing. 23. Ferocious!...
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Denkbilder--: Festschrift für Eoin Bourke

Hermann Rasche, Christiane Schönfeld - German literature - 2004 - 494 pages
...gegen England bedeuteten. Betrachten wir ein zweites Lied: THE HARP THAT ONCE THROUGH TARA'S HALLS» THE harp that once through Tara's halls The soul of music shed Now hangs äs mute on Tara's walls As if that soul were fled. So sleeps the pride of former days, So glory's...
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Strange Kin: Ireland and the American South

Kieran Quinlan - History - 2005 - 304 pages
...wrongs of Ireland. He knew no poetry save that of Moore. — MARGARET MITCHELL, Gone with the Wind The Harp that once through Tara's halls, The soul...soul were fled. So sleeps the pride of former days. — THOMAS MOORE, Irish Melodies The popularity of Abram Ryan's verse and outlook— the priest himself...
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Last of the Donkey Pilgrims

Kevin O'Hara - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 430 pages
...wrote of O Carolan's death: 'The harp that once through Tara's halls I The soul of music shed I .Voiv hangs as mute on Tara's walls / As if that soul were fled. After supper, we sat before the fire, where the hearth was gold-embossed with a harp and shamrock on...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...fairy gifts fading away! Irish Melodies "Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms" (1807) 2 judgments. The Federalist no. 78 (1788) 9 Here [in...Representatives], sir, the people govern; here they act by Irish Melodies "The Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls" (1807) 3 No, there's nothing half so sweet...
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History of the Urhobo People of Niger Delta

Peter Palmer Ekeh - History - 2007 - 710 pages
...Hall The soul of music shed, Now hangs as mute on Tara's wall, As if those souls were fled. So stills the pride of former days, So glory's thrill is o'er,...beat high for praise Now feel that pulse no more. You asked me to tell about "the dark backward abysm of time." That I have done. You know about more...
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Alexander's Bridge

Willa Cather - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 303 pages
...fact win sympathy for Irish nationalists. The song itself is a lament, for the harp "hangs as mute," "As if that soul were fled, — / So sleeps the pride of former days, / So glory's thrill is o'er." It is a song, in other words, of the loss of Irish soul as reflected in the loss of music or art. "The...
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Ireland, India and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Julia M. Wright - Literary Criticism - 2007
...light us to victory yet!" (IM, 5). In "The Harp that Once through Tara's Halls," the speaker laments, "So sleeps the pride of former days, / So glory's thrill is o'er," concluding, Thus Freedom now so seldom wakes, The only throb she gives, Is when some heart indignant...
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