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Morn A.

Gloomy son of Mugruch, Duchommar! I love thee not: hard is thy heart of rock ; dark thy terrible brow. But Cadmor the son of Tarman, thou art the love of Morna! thou art like a sunbeam on the hill, in the day of the gloomy storm. Sawest thou the son of Tarman, lovely on the hill of the chace? Here the daughter of Cormac-Carbre. waiteth the coining of Cadmor.


And long (hall Morna wait. His blood is on my sword. I met him by the mossy stone, by the oak of the noisy stream. He fought; but I flew him; j his blood is on my sword. High on the hill I will raise his tomb, daughter of Cormac-Carbre. But love thou the


fen of Mugruch; his arm is strong as a* storm. • *

Mo it N Av

And• is the son of Tarman fallen;: the youth with the breast of snow! thefirst in the chace of. the hill; the foe of the sons of the ocean I— Duchommar, thou art gloomy indeed; cruel is thy arm to me. -i— But give me thaj. 1 sword, son of Mugruch; I love the blood of Cadmor.


[he gives her the sword, with whierp she instantly- stabs him. ]

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Daughter of Cormae-Carbre, thou': hast pierced Duchommar! thesword is Gold in my breast ;. thou hast killed the son of Mugruch. Give me- to Moinie \ I. the

the maid; for much she loved Duchommar. My tomb she will raise on the: hill.; the hunter shall see it, and praise

me. But draw the sword from my

side, Morna; I feel it cold.

[upon her coming near him, he stabs her. As she fell,' she plucked a stone from the side of the cave, and placed it betwixt them, that bis blood might not" be mingled with hers.]

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* \A/^ERE *s Gealchossa my love, the daughter of Tuathal-Teachvar? I left her in the hall of the plain, when I fought with the hairy Ulfadha. Return soon, she said, O Lamderg! for here I wait in sorrow. Her white breast rose with lighs; her cheek was wet with tears. But she cometh not to meet I Lamderg; or sooth his soul after battle. _ Silent is the hall of joy; I hear not the voice of the singer. Brann does not shake his chains at the gate, glad at the coming of his master. Where is Gealchossa my love, the daughter of Tuathal-Teachvar?

* The signification of in this fragment are; Geakhosiack, white-legged. Tuathal-Teachtmhar, the suriy, but fortunate man. Lambhdearg. bloodyhand. Ulfadha, long beard. Fiichios the conqueror of men.

'" -f I 2 Lamderg!

Xamderg! says Firchios son of Ay<jdon, Gealchoisa may be on the hill.; . ihe and her chosen maids pursuing the flying deer. *

Firchios! no noise I hear. No sound in the wood of the hill. No •deer fly in my sight; no panting dog pursueth. I see not Gealchofla my love; fair as the full moon setting on the hills of Cromkach. -Go, Firchios! go t#. Allad *t'the grey-haired son x>{ the rock. -He liveth in the circle of stones; he may tell of Gealchosla.

Allad! saith Firchios, thou who -•dwelleft in the rock; thou who trem-blest alone ; - what saw thine eyes of age?'

. I saw, answered Allad the old, Ul

\f^r'-' - * Allad is plainly a Druid consulted on this ccca

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