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The ghosts of Ardven pass thro' the beam, and shew their dim and distant forms.
Comala f is half unseen on her meteor ; Hidallan is sullen and dim, like the
darkened moon behind the mist of night. "Why art thou sad?" said Ryno; for he
Oscar is like a beam of the sky ; he turns around and the people fall. His hand is
the arm of a ghost, when he stretches it from a cloud ; the rest of his thin form is
unseen ; but the people die in the vale ! My son beheld the approach of the foe ;
Come, thou beam that art lonely, from watching in the night ! The squally winds
are around thee, * The traditions, which accompany this poem, inform us, that it
went, of old, under the name of Laoi-Oi-lutha ; i.e. the hymn of the maid of Lutha.
As the falling brook to the ear of the hunter, descending from his storm-covered
hill ; in a sun-beam rolls the echoing stream ; he hears, and shakes his dewy
locks : such is the voice of Lutha, to the friend of the spirits of heroes. My swelling
In the rushy desert were my steps. He fled in the season of night. Give thine aid to
Cathlin to revenge his father. I sought thee not as a beam, in a land of clouds.
Thou, like the sun, art known, king of echoing Selma ! Selma's king looked
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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