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says Oscar, " take the spear of Fingal. Fix a flame on its point. Shake it to the
winds of heaven. Bid him, in songs, to advance, and leave the rolling of his wave.
Tell to Caros that I long for battle ; that my bow is weary of the chace of Cona.
A thousand spears arose around ; the people of Caros rose. Why daughter of
Toscar, why that tear ? My son, though alone, ... Many a spear is there ! many a
darkly-rolling eye ! Shall I fly to Ardven ? But did my fathers ever fly ? The mark of
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 of the stranger arose. " In his hall lies Cathmol of Clutha, by the winding of
The inverted spear of Cathlin touched, at times, the stream. Oscar brought Duth-
carmor's mail : his helmet with its eagle wing. He placed them before the stranger
, and his words were heard. " The foes of thy father have failed. They are laid in ...
They met a boar, at a foamy stream : each pierced him with his spear. They strove
for the fame of the deed; and gloomy battle rose. Erom isle to isle they sent a
spear, broken and stained with blood, to call the friends of their fathers, in their ...
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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