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he may hear the voice of his son; the voice of him that praised the mighty. — The blast of the north opens thy gates, o king, and I behold thee fitting on mist, dimly gleaming in all thine arms. Thy form now is not the ter. ror of the valiant: but like a watery cloud; when we see the stars behind it with their

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moon: thy sword a vapour half-kindled with fire. Dim and feeble is the chief, who travel. led in brightness before."—

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*) This magnificent description of the power of Fir gal over the winds and storms, and the image of his taking the sun, and hiding him in the clouds, do not correspond with the preceding paragraph, where he is represented as a feeble ghost, and no more the TERRoR of TH+ WA• Liant; but it agrees with the notion of the *

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for valiant men.

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But there is a murmur in the heath! the stormy winds abate! I hear the voice of Fin. gal. Long has it been absent from mine ear! — v. - - Come,

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heroes ; and those new divinities owed all their f o
attributes to the fancy of the bard who sung !
their elegies. - - - \
We do not find, that the praises of Fingal -

had this effect upon his countrymen; but that is

- to be imputed to the idea they had of power, which they always conneéted with bodily strength - | and personal valour, both which were dissolved o by death. 2 ;

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o **) Ryno, the son of Fingal, who was killed in Irg- " .

f land, in the war against Swaran, [Fing: b. 5: ) o - F 2 - Was - * * .

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