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DEATH OF MARSHAL KEITH.
Keith then is fallen! What numbers can there flow,
What must they feel for whom the warrior stormed,
" This piece appears to have been wrote before the account that M. Keith's funeral obsequies were solennized by the Austrians had reached
Great Fredric comes to join the mighty woe;
But Caledonia o'er the rest appears,
Sad from his native home the chief withdrew;
But chief, as relics of a dying race,
the author; a circumstance which he would probably have converted to very good purpose. BLACKLOCK's Collection, vol. i. p. 229. Edin. 1760.
This note is in Macpherson's enigmatical style, and the poem, which first appeared with his initials, (J. M'P. dated Ruthven, October 31, 1758,) in the Scots and Edinburgh Magazines, was evidently inserted by bimself in BlackLOCK's Collection.