This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...of echoing Croma!" The feast is spread. The harp is ' Inisfail, one of the ancient names of Ireland. heard; and joy is in ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...of echoing Croma!" The feast is spread. The harp is ' Inisfail, one of the ancient names of Ireland. heard; and joy is in the hall. But it was joy covering a sigh, that darkly dwelt in every breast. It was like the faint beam of the moon spread on a cloud in heaven. At length the music ceased, and the aged king of Croma spoke; he spoke without a tear, but sorrow swelled in the midst of his voice. " Son of Fingal! beholdest thou not the darkness of Crothar's joy? My soul was not sad at the feast, when my peoplelived before me. I rejoiced in the presence of strangers, when my son shone in the hall. But, Ossian, he is a beam that is departed. He left no streak of light behind. He is fallen, son of Fingal! in the wars of his father. Rothmar the chief of grassy Tromlo heard that these eyes had failed; he heard that my arms were fixed in the hall. and the pride of his soul arose! He came towards Croma; my people fell before him. I took my arms in my wrath, but what could sightless Crothar do? My steps were unequal; my grief was great. I wished for the days that were past. Days! wherein I fought; and won in the field of blood. My son returned from the chase: the fairhaired Fovar-gormo. He had notlifted his sword in battle, for his arm was young. But the soul of the youth was great; the fire of valourburnt in his eyes. He saw the disordered steps of his father, and his sigh arose.--' King of Croma, ' he said, ' is it because thou hast no son; is it for the weakness of Fovar-gormo's arm that thy sighs arise? I begin, my father, to feel my strength; I have drawn the sword of my youth; and I have bent the bow. Let me meet this Rothmar, with the sons of Croma: let me meet him, Omy father! I feel my...
Fair. No Dust Jacket. Size: 16mo-over 5¾"-6¾" tall. Text clean. Small number written lightly on front free endpage. Front hinge cracked, but binding still secure. Bookplate on front pastedown. Boards bumped and worn at corners, edges and spine ends. Closed tears and tanning to spine with spine almost loose but still attached. Quantity Available: 1. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 122297.
Very Good. 24mo 5-5.75'' tall. Full dark brown leather. Nice Firm Clean copy! Light general wear. 269 pages. Contents: Temora Book VIII; Conlath and Cuthona; Berrathon; The Aera of Ossian; A Dissertation concerning the Poems of Ossian; A Critical Dissertation on the Poems of Ossian by Hugh Blair.
G+ No Jacket. 16mo-over 5¾"-6¾" tall. ***Published by Phillips, Sampson & Co. London, 1858. Good+ cond. hardcover, no dj. Royal blue cloth over bds w/ blindstamped dec on covers & gilt dec & lettering on spine, a.e.g. Mdt bumping & rubbing to wear points. Front hinge tender but holding. Color frontis w/ heavily foxed tissue guard. 492pp. Square, straight, tight & clean, overall G+ cond. Same or next day shipping. Please email any questions.
Fair. No Jacket. 7" x 4.75" [W]. 492 pp. Hardcover bound in boards. Moderate shelf-wear; cover is separating from hinge; spine is worn with minor cracks; edge-wear on corners; pages are age-toned with heavy foxing and moderate staining; front fly-leave is loose.
Good. Hardcover. 16mo-over 5¾"-6¾" tall. Three quarter brown calf leather with marbled boards and endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate behind the front cover. Moderate wear to the extremities. Note dated . Not exlibrary. Overall in GOOD conditinon. Ossian is the narrator and supposed author of a cycle of poems which the Scottish poet James Macpherson claimed to have translated from ancient sources in the Scots Gaelic. He is based on Oisín, son of Finn or Fionn mac Cumhaill, a character from Irish mythology. Although the poems were well-received, many critics voiced concerns about their authenticity, a debate that continued into the 20th century.
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