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A TAL E of the times of old! The deeds of days of other years!—The murmur of thy

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ftreams, O Lora, brings back the memory of the past. The sound of thy woods, Garmallar, is lovely in mine ear. Dost thou not behold, Malvina, a rock-with its head of heath Three aged firs bend from its face; green is the narrow plain at its feet; there the flower of the mountain grows, and shakes its white head in the breeze. The thistle is there alone, and sheds its aged beard. Two stones, half sunk in the ground, shew their heads of moss. The deer of the mountain avoids the place, for he beholds the gray ghost that guards it (1): for the mighty lie, O Malvina,

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... in the narrow plain of the rock. A tale of the a times of old , the deeds of days of others years :

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* .(t) Probably wax-lights ; which are often mentioned as carried, among other booty , from the 3. Roman province.

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Qualis ubi abruptis fugit presepia vinclis
Tandem liber equus, campoque potitus aperto,
—-Ille in pastus armentaque tendit equarum :
arredisque fremit cervicibus alie

Luxurians, luduntgue juba per colla, per armos. - - WIRGIk.

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Freed from his keepers, thus with broken reins, The wanton courser prances o'er the plains; Or in the pride of youth o'erleaps the mounds , , And snuffs the females in forbidden grounds. —O'er his shoulders flows his waving mane : He neighs , he snorts, he bears his head on high. 01 DRYpin. 1: (1) Moina, soft in temper and person. We find ; : British names in this poem derived from the Galic,

which is a proof that the ancient language of the whole island was one and the same, ...?

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