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These wintry storms and deluges of rain,
The foe dispers’d or dead, we Calthon found
MAL-ORCHOL, on account of some family feuds,
refusing to give his daughter in marriage to Ton-thormod, the latter, in revenge, lays waste his lands. Fingal sends Ossian to the assistance of Mal-orchol. Ossian, the day after his arrival, takes his adversary prisoner in batile. On this, Mal-orchal offers him his daughter; but she discovering a prior attachment to Ton-thormod, he generously surrenders her to that Chief, and brings about a reconciliation between him and the father.
The poem begins with an address to Malvina.
As over Larmon's lofty hills of grass,