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*) Fingal, according to the custon of the Caledonian kings, had retired to a hill alone, as he himself was to resume the command of the ar= my the next day. Starno might have some intelligence of the king's retiring, which occasions - his request to swaran, to stab him; as he fore. saw, by his art of divination, that he could not
overcome him in open battle.
in twain. He is bound to an oak. The early
Swelling in his rage, he strode, to where Fingal lay alone. The king was laid on his fhield, on his own secret hill. — Stern hunter of shaggy boars, no feeble maid is lid before thee: no boy, on his ferny bed, by
the couch of the mighty, from which they rise to deeds of death. Hunter of shaggy boats, awaken not the terrible.