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It is from this consideration I conclude, that a traveller of penetration could gather
more genuine knowledge from a tour of ancient Gaul, than from the minutest
observation of all the artificial manners, and elegant refinements of modern
France. t ...
... which introduces the episode concerning Fainasollis, the daughter of the king
of Craca, whom Fingal had taken under his protection, in his youth. Fillan and
Oscar are dispatched to observe the motions of the enemy by night ; Gaul the
serve the motions of the enemy by night ; Gaul the son of Morni desires the
command of the army, in the next battle ; which Fingal promises to give him.
Some general reflections of the poet close the third day. TSoak CftirD * " Pleasant
are the ...
... but Fingal shall lie on earth." "To-morrow let his feast be spread," said Fingal
with a smile. " To-day, O my sons ! we shall break the echoing shields. Ossian,
stand thou near my arm. Gaul, lift thy terrible sword. Fergus, bend thy crooked
Dark is the brow of Gaul. Fergus rushed forward with feet of wind. Fillan like the
mist of the hill. Ossian, like a rock, came down. I exulted in the strength of the king
. Many were the deaths of my arm ! dismal the gleam of my sword ! My locks were
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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