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ARGUMENT TO BOOK I. Cuthullin (general of the Irish tribes, in the minority of
Cor- mac, king of Ireland) sitting alone beneath a tree, at the gate of Tura, a castle
of Ulster, (the other chiefs having gone on a hunting party to Cromla, ...
Carril relates to Cuthullin the story of Grudar and Brassolis. A party, by Connal's
advice, is sent to observe the enemy; which closes the action of the first day.
IBoolt JFirsit. Cuthullin * sat by Tura's wall : by the tree of the rustling sound. His
Let dark Cuthullin yield to him, that is strong as the storms of his land !" "No!"
replied the blue-eyed chief, "I never yield to mortal man ! Dark Cuthullin shall be
great or dead ! Go, son of Fithil, take my spear. Strike the sounding shield of
Cuthullin, chief of Erin's war, resumed his mighty soul. He stood upon his beamy
spear, and spoke to the son of songs ; to Carril of other times, the grey-haired son
of Kinfena.f " Is this feast spread for me alone and the king of Lochlin on Erin's ...
Cuthullin gives the joy of shells. Partake the feast of Erin's blue-ey'd chief!" He
answered like the sullen sound of Cromla before a storm. " Though all thy
daughters, Inis-fail ! should stretch their arms of snow; should raise the heavings
of their ...
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