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... alone beneath a tree, at the gate of Tura, a castle of Ulster, (the other chiefs
having gone on a hunting party to Cromla, a neighbouring hill) is informed of the
landing of Swaran, king of Lochlin, by Moran, the son of Fithil, one of his scouts.
Cairbar from thy red tree of Cromla ! Bend thy knee, O Eth ! descend from the
streams of Lena. Ca-olt stretch thy side as * Cabait, or rather Cathbait,
grandfather to the hero, was so remarkable for his valour, that his shield was
made use of to ...
Rocking Cromla f echoes round. On Lena's dusky heath they stand, like mist that
shades the hills of autumn : when broken and dark it settles high, and lifts its
head to heaven ! " Hail," said Cuthullin, " sons of the narrow vales! hail, hunters of
Pursue the dark-brown deer of Cromla : stop with thine arrows the bounding roes
of Lena. But, blue-eyed son of Semo, Cuthullin, ruler of the field, scatter thou the
sons of Lochlin ;* roar thro' the ranks of their pride. Let no vessel of the kingdom ...
But thou art snow on the heath ; thy hair is the mist of Cromla ; when it curls on
the hill ; when it shines to the beam of the west ! Thy breasts are two smooth
rocks seen from Branno of streams. Thy arms, like two white pillars, in the halls of
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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