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o in the field. The hunter shall come forth in |
| the morning, and the voice of my harp shall |
o not be heard. “Where is the son of car-borne
- Fingal?” The tear will be on his cheek.
The voice of the chace was over. I saw the
light but the meteor of fire! Soon has thou
But thou risest like the beam of the east, among the spirits of thy friends, where they fit in their stormy halls, the chambers of the thunder. A cloud hovers over Cona: its blue curling fides are high. The winds are beneath it, with their wings; within it is the dwell
.*) Offian speaks. He calls Malvina a beam of light,
and continues the metaphor throughout the Pa-
dwelling *) of Fingal. There the hero fits in darkness; his airy spear is in his hand. His shield half- covered with clouds, is like the darkened moon; when one half still remains in the wave, and the other, looks sickly on the
known faces of her fathers, and turns aside her humid eyes. r
2 - the sons of little men, Tradition is entirely silent concerning what passed in the 11orth, inmediate ly after the death of Fingal and all his heroes: but it appears from that term of ignominy just inentioned, that the aëtions of their successors were not to be compared to those of the re
nowned Fingalians, f
*) Toscar was the son of that Conloch, who was also father to the lady, whose unfortunate death is related in the last episode of the second book of Fingal.