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(1) Cormac, the son of Arth, had given the spear, which is here the foundation of the quarrel, to Oscar, when he came to congratulate him, vpon Swaran's being expelled from Ireland.

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bar, like a thin pillar of mist before the winds of Atha (1).

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(1) Atha, shallow river t the name of Cairbat's seat in Connaught. (1) The poet means Malvina, the daughter of

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And they did weep, O Fingal dear was the hero to their souls. He went out to battle, and the foes vanished; he returned, in peace, amidst their joy. No father mourned his son slain in youth ; no brother his brother of love. They fell, without tears, for the chief of the people was low . Bran (1) is howling at his feet : gloomy Luath is sad , for he had often led them to the chace ; to the bounding roes of the desart.

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(1) Bran was one of Fingal's dogs.—He was so remarkable for his fleetness, that the poet, in a piece which is not just now in the translator’s hands, has given him the same properties with Virgil's

*Camilla.

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