Page images
PDF
[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small][graphic]
[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][graphic][graphic]
[ocr errors]

- - - Trenmor. \ - - - * * * * s | o - - * , o, ... to t - did so, but they were unsuccessful. When it ca- s me to Trenmor's turn, he totally defeated the

enemy, by his superior valour and conduct; which - t gained him such an interest among the tribes, that he, and his family after him, were regarded as kings ; or, to use the poet's expression, o the words of power rushed, forth from Selma of - The regal authority, however, exo - cept in time of war, was but inconfiderable; • for every chief, within his own distriót, was abFrom the scene of

o, kings.

solute and independent.
the battle in this episode (which was in the val-
ley of Croha, a little to the north of Agricola's
wall) . I should suppose, that the enemies of the
Caledonians were the Romans, or provincial
Britons. /

[graphic]
[graphic]
[graphic]
[ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors]

shields, are the deeds of our fathers. — But who

*) In tradition, this Cromma-glas makes a great figure in that battle, which Comhal lost, together with his life, to the tribe of Morni, I have just now, in my hands, an Irish composition, of a very modern date, as appears from the language, in which all the traditions, concerning that decisi-. we engagement, are jumbled together. In justice

to the inerit of the poem, I should have here presented to the reader a translation of it, did 110t

Z.

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

not the bard mention some circumstances very
ridiculous, and others altogether indecent. Morna,
the wife of Comhal, had a principal hand in all

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

2. often called, Comhal na b. Ailil, or Comhal of

[ocr errors]

the allegations of Keating and O'Flaherty, con

cerning Fion. Mac - Comhal, are but of late in-
vention, - - .

w

[ocr errors]
[graphic][graphic]
[graphic]
[graphic][graphic]
« PreviousContinue »