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MORNA.

Gloomy fon of Mugruch, Duchommar! I love thee not: hard is thy heart of rock ; dark thy terrible brow. But Cadmor the fon of Tarman, thou art the love of Morna! thou art like a sunbeani 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 coming of Cadmor.

DUCHOMMAR.

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

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fon of Mugruch ; his arm is strong as a storm.

· MONNA AND is the son of Tarman fallen ;: the youth with the breast of fnow ! the first in the chace of the hill; the foe of the sons of the ocean !. - Duchommar, thou art gloomy indeed ; cruel is thy arm to me. But give me that fword, son of Mugruch; I love the blood of Cadmor.

[He gives her the sword, with which fhe instantly, stabs him.]

DUCHOM MAR.

DAUGHTER of Cormac-Carbre, thou" hast pierced Duchommar! the sword is cold in my breast; thou hast killed the fon of Mugruch. Give me to Moinie

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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 his blood might not be iningled with hers.]

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* W HERE is Gealchossa my love, the

W 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 fighs ; her cheek was wet with tears. But she cometh not to meet Lamderg; or sooth his soul after battle.

Silent is the hall of joy ; I hear not as the voice of the singer. Brann does

not shake his chains at the gate, glad at the coming of his master. Where is Gealchoffa my love, the daughter of Tuathal-Teachvar?

* The signification of the names in this fragment are; Gealchöffack, white-legged. Tuathal-Teachtmhar, the surly, but fortunate man. Lambhdearg, bloodyhand. Ulfadha, long beard. Fiichios, the conque. sor of men.

I 2 LAMDERG!

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LAMDERG! fays Firchios son of Ay«don, Gealchossa may be on the hill.; .:the and her chosen maids, pursuing the

flying deer.

FIRCHIOS! no noise I hear. No found in the wood of the hill. No deer fly in my fight; no panting dog pursueth. I see not Gealchossa my Jove; fair as the full moon setting on the hills of Cromleach. Go, Firchios! go to Allad *, the grey-haired son of the rock. He liveth in the circle of stones; he may tell of Gealchossa.

ALLAD! faith Firchios; thou who dwellest in the rock; thou who treme blest alone ; <what saw thine eyes of

age ?

I saw, answered Allad the old, Ul

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..* Allad is plainly a Druid consulted on this occa. Sion.

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