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Usnoth lord of Etna, which is probably that part of Argyle- shire which is near
Loch Eta, an arm of the sea in Lorn, had three sons, Nathos, Althos, and Ardan,
by Slissama, the daughter of Semo, and sister to the celebrated Cuthullin. The
Thou art now clothed with thy brightness. Look from thy gates in the sky. Burst the
cloud, O wind ! that the daughter of night may look forth ! that the shaggy
mountains may brighten, and the ocean roll its white waves, in light. Nathos * is
on the ...
She has fled from the love of Cairbar, with blue- shielded Nathos. But the winds
deceive thee, O Dar-thula ! They deny the woody Etha, to thy sails. These are not
the mountains of Nathos ; nor is that the roar of his climbing waves. The halls of ...
J that I might rejoice in the presence of Nathos ! Blest are the rocks of Etha ! they
will behold his steps at the chace ! they will see his white bosom, when the winds
lift his flowing hair !" Such were thy words, Dar-thula, in Selama' s mossy towers.
Are these the rocks of Nathos ?" she said, " This the roar of his mountain-streams
? Comes that beam of light from Usnoth's nightly hall ? The mist spreads around;
the beam is feeble and distant far. But the light of Dar-thula's soul dwells in the ...
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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