ivy-mailed battlements, moldering towers--the Lear of inanimate nature--deserted, discrowned
, beaten by the storms, but royal still, and beautiful.
It was a place that through the rest of the year was haunted with the shadowy memories of old kings and queens, unhappy, discrowned
, imprisoned; but to-day all those shadows had fled, and not a soul in the vast hall felt the presence of any but a living sorrow, which was quivering in warm hearts.
O Oedipus, discrowned
head, Thy cradle was thy marriage bed; One harborage sufficed for son and sire.