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*) The helmet of Swaran. The behaviour of Fingal is always consistent with that generosity of spirit, which belongs to a hero. He takes no advantage of a foe disarmed.

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*) Comban 'ao. from seeing the helmet of Swa-
ran bloody in the hands of Fingal, conjestured,
that that hero was killed. – A part of the origi-
mal is lost. It appears, however, from the sequel
of the poem, that the daughter of Torcul-torno
did not long survive her surprize, occasioned by
the supposed death of her lover, The de-
scription of the airy hall of Loda (which is suppos.
9d to be the same with that of Odin, the dei-
ty of Scandinavia) is more pićturesque and de-

/ scriptive, than any in the Edda, or other works
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Fingal returning, with day, devolves the command of : the army on Duth-maruno, who engages the enemy, and drives them over the stream of Turthor. Fingal, after recalling his people, congratulates Duth-maruno on his success;' but discovers , that that hero was mortally wounded in the engagement. — Duth-mas runo dies, Ullin, the bard, in honour of the dead, introduces the episode of Colgorm and Strina-domi,

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