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tempore description of , night. The night happened to be one in Oétober, as appears from the poem ; and in the north of Scotland , it has all that variety which the bards ascribe to it , in their

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Dark, dusky, howling is night, cloudy, windy, and full of ghosts . The dead are abroad : my friends, receive me from the night.

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The wind is up. The shower descends. The spirit of the mountain shrieks. Woods fall from high. Windows flap. The growing tiver roars. The traŽeller attempts the ford. Hark that shrick; he dies:

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