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Fingal is distant far ; he hears the songs of bards in Morven : the wind of his hall
is in his hair. His terrible spear is at his side ; his shield that is like the darkened
moon ! Come to the battle of Oscar ; the hero is alone ! He came not over the ...
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, ...
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
From white breasts descended the mail. It was the race of kings ; the soft-handed
daughter of Cathmol, at the streams of Clutha ! Duth-carmor saw her bright in the
hall, he had come, by night, to Clutha. Cathmol met him, in battle, but the hero ...
Amidst the song we sat down, in Cluba's echoing hall. White moved the hands of
Sul-malla, on the trembling strings. Half-heard amidst the sound, was the name of
Atha's king : he that was absent in battle for her own green land. Nor absent ...
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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