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... days of my fathers ? His name remains on the rocks of Cona. I have often seen
the streams of his hills I" * The river Carron. f This is the scene of Comala's death,
which is the subject of the dramatic poem. The poet mentions her in this place, ...
Three days he strayed unseen, alone, before he came to Lamor's halls : the
mossy halls of his fathers, at the stream of Balva.* There Lamor sat alone
beneath a tree ; for he had sent his people with Hidallan to war. The stream ran at
his feet, ...
But thy fathers never sat alone," replied the rising pride of Lamor. " They never sat
alone on the banks of Balva, when the ... Come, thou renowned in battle, he says,
come to thy father's tomb. How am I renowned, Garmallon ? my son has fled ...
My son ! go to Lamor's hall : there the arms of our fathers hang. Bring the sword of
Garmallon ; he took it from a foe !" He went and brought the sword with all its
studded thongs. He gave it to his father. The grey-haired hero felt the point with
Come," said the hero, " O ye ghosts of my fathers ! ye that fought against the kings
of the world t Tell me the deeds of future times ; and your converse in your caves ;
when you talk together, and behold your sons in the fields of the brave.
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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