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o not be heard. “Where is the son of car-borne

- Fingal?” The tear will be on his cheek.

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The voice of the chace was over. I saw the
daughters of the bow. I asked about Malvina,
but they answered not. They turned their fa.
ces away: thin darkness covered their beauty.
They were like stars, on a rainy hill, by night,
each looking faintly through her mist.

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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-


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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

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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

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*) 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.

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