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For never more shall my steel shine in war. I remember the days of my youth with
grief ; when I feel the weakness of my arm. Happy are they who fell in their youth,
in the midst of their renown ! They have not beheld the tombs of their friend : or ...
Onward came the rattling of steel. It was Oscar* of Lego. He had seen his fathers.
" As rushes forth the blast, on the bosom of whiten- * Oscar is here called Oscar of
Lego, from his mother being the daughter of Branno, a powerful chief, on the ...
In gleams of steel the dark forms are lost ; such is the meeting of meteors, in a
vale by night : red light is scattered round, and men foresee the storm ! Duth-
carmor is low in blood ! The son of Ossian overcame ; Not harmless in battle was
He seemed to strike the dim shield, on Selma's streamy rock. I rose, in my rattling
steel ; I knew that war was near, before the winds our sails were spread ; when
Lumon shewed its streams to the morn. Come from the watching of night, Malvina
When shall I, like Oscar, travel in the light of my steel ? Come, with your streams,
ye hills of Cona ! listen to the voice of Ossian. The song rises, like the sun, in my
soul. I feel the joys of other times ! I behold thy towers, O Selma ! the oaks of War
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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