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LA T H M ON.
So thy halls are filent. There is no
sound in the woods of Morven. The waWe tumbles alone on the coast. The filent o beam of the sun is * the field. The daughters of Morven come forth, like the bow of the so - - - show- o
*) Lathinon a British prince, taking advantage of Fingal's absence in Ireland, made a descent on h Morven, and advanced within fight of Selina the
o royal palace. Fingal arrived in the mean time, - # and Lathmon retreated to a hill, where his ar- o o
iny was surprised by night, and himself taken
prisoner by Ossian and Gaul the son of Morni, o This exploit of Gaul and Ossian bears a near re- o semblance to the beautiful episode of Nisus and : Euryalus in Virgil's ninth AEmeid. The poein o opens, with the first appearance of Fingal oil o the coast of Morven, and ends, it may be sup- o posed, about 11oon the next day. The first pa. ! A 3 ra
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Inon *) is before us with his host: he that fled **) from Fingal on the plains of Lona.
*) It is said, by tradition, that it was the intelligence
of Lathmon's invasion, that occasioned Fingal's return from Ireland; though Cssian, more poetically, ascribes the cause of Fingal's knowledge to his dreasil. - - *) He alludes to a battle, wherein Finga! had defeat. . ed Lathmon. The occasion of this first war, between those heroes, is told by Ossian in another poem, which the translator has seen.
But he returns, like a collected stream, and his