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Amid his thoughts of mighty Carbar,f a hero slain by the chief in war ; the scout J
of ocean comes, * Cuthullin the son of Semo, and grandson to Caithbat, a druid
celebrated in tradition for his wisdom and valour. Cuthullin when very young ...
Strike the sounding shield of Semo.* It hangs at Tura's rustling gate. The sound of
peace is not its voice ! My heroes shall hear and obey." He went. He struck the
bossy shield. The hills, the rocks reply. The sound spreads along the wood : deer
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 of Snow
bound on the dark-rolling waves of Inis-tore.f Rise, ye dark winds of Erin, rise ...
... in which they placed the horn of a deer, the symbol of hunting. The whole was
covered with a fine mould, and four stones placed on end to mark the extent of
the grave. These are the four stones alluded to here. " Say," said Semo's blue-
Say," said Semo's blue-eyed son, " say how fell the chiefs of Erin ? Fell they by
the sons of Lochliri, striving in the battle of heroes ? Or what confines the strong
in arms to the dark and narrow house ?" " Cathba," replied the hero, " fell by 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