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On high, hung a broken shield ; it was marked with wandering blood. Forward
came a youth, in arms, and stretched his pointless spear. Long, over his tearful
eyes, hung loose his disordered locks. Fingal gave the shell of kings. The words
Duth-carmor is low in blood ! The son of Ossian overcame ; Not harmless in battle
was he, Malvina hand of harps ! Nor, in the field, were the steps of Cathlin. The
stranger stood by a secret stream, where the foam of Rath-col skirted the mossy ...
Among nations, not far advanced in civilization, a superior beauty and stateliness
of person were in-eparable from nobility of blood. It was from these qualities, that
those of family were known by strangers, not from tawdry trappings of state ...
Erom isle to isle they sent a spear, broken and stained with blood, to call the
friends of their fathers, in their sounding arms. Cathmor came, from Erin, to
Culgorm, red-eyed king : I aided Suran-dronlo, in his land of boars." " We rushed
on either ...
The stream of the rock leapt on their shields, and mixed below with blood. " The
battle ceased in I-thorno. The strangers met in peace : Cathmor from Atha of
streams, and Ossian, king of harps. We placed the dead in earth. Our steps 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