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which alludes to the union of the kingdoms
of Norway and Denmark, a circumstance
which brings down the date of the piece

to an aera not far remote. Modern, how- -

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bragal, that hero's wife, enables the poet to

extend his piece to four hundred lines. This author, it is true, makes Cuchullin a native of Ireland; the gigantic Emir-bragal he calls the guiding star of the women of Ireland. The property of this enormous lady I shall not dispute with him, or any other. But, as he

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