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Tell to Caros that I long for battle ; that my bow is weary of the chace of Cona. Tell
him the mighty are not here ; and that my arm is young." He went with the murmur
of songs. Oscar rearedhis voice on high. It reached his heroes on Ardven, like ...
His name remains on the rocks of Cona. I have often seen the streams of his hills
I" * The river Carron. f This is the scene of Comala's death, which is the subject of
the dramatic poem. The poet mentions her in this place, in order to introduce ...
At times, he was thoughtful and dark ; like the sun when he carries a cloud on his
face, but again he looks forth from his darkness on the green hills of Cona. Oscar
passed the night among his fathers, grey morning met A P O E M. 7.
The rustling winds have carried him far away ; and the heart of his father is sad.
But lead me, O Malvina ! to the sound of my woods ; to the roar of my mountain
streams. Let the chace be heard on Cona ; let me think on the days of other years
The sons of the feeble hereafter will lift the voice on Cona ; and, looking up to the
rocks, say, " Here Ossian dwelt." They shall admire the chiefs of old, the race that
are no more ! while we ride on our clouds, Malvina ! on the wings of the roaring ...
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The authenticity of Macpherson’s collection was already controversially judged, when it came, translated in several European languages, to the continent. The author was said having written the poems ... Read full review