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This battle is the foundation of the present poem, which is addressed to Malvina
the daughter of Toscar. Bring, daughter of Toscar ! bring the harp! the light of the
song rises in Ossian's soul ! It is like the field, when darkness covers the hills ...
It was then, O daughter of Toscar ! my son began first to be sad. He foresaw the
fall of his race. At times, he was thoughtful and dark ; like the sun when he carries
a cloud on his face, but again he looks forth from his darkness on the green hills ...
Why daughter of Toscar, why that tear ? My son, though alone, is brave. 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 ...
Happy art thou, O Oscar, in the midst of thy rushing blast. Thou often goest to the
fields of thy fame, where Caros fled from thy lifted sword. Darkness comes on my
soul, O fair Daughter of Toscar ! I behold not the form of my son at Carun ; nor ...
An address to Malvina, the daughter of Toscar. The poet relates the arrival of
Cathlin in Selma, to solicit aid against Duth-carmor of Cluba, who had killed
Cathmol, for the sake of his daughter Lanul. Fingal declining to make a choice
among his ...
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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