This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 Excerpt: ...thou sad? they said, thou first of the maids of Lutha! Was he lovely as the beam of the morning, and stately in thy sight?' Pleasant u thy ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 Excerpt: ...thou sad? they said, thou first of the maids of Lutha! Was he lovely as the beam of the morning, and stately in thy sight?' Pleasant u thy song in Ossian's ear, daughter of streamy Lutha! Thou hast heard the music of departed bards in the dream of thy rest, when sleep fell on thine eyes, at the murmur of Moruth. When thou didst return from the chase, in the day of the sun, thou hast heard the music of bards, and thy song is lovely! It is lovely, O Malvina! but it melts the soul. There is a joy in grief when peace dwells in the breast of the sad. But sorrow wastes the mournful, O daughter of Toscar! and their days are few! They fall away, like the flower on which the sun hath looked in his strength, after the mil-dew has passed over it, when its head is heavy with the drops of night. Attend to the tales of Ossian, O maid! He remembers the days of his youth! The king commanded; I raised my sails, and rushed into the bay of Croma; into Croma's sounding bay in lovely Inisfail. High on the coast arose the towers of Crothar king of spears; Crothar renowned in the battles of his youth; but age dwelt then around the chief. Rothmar had raised the sword against the hero; and the wrath of Fingal burned. He sent Ossian to meet Rothmar in war, for the chief of Croma was the friend of his youth. I sent the bard before me with songs. I came into the hall of Crothar. There sat the chief Inisfail, one of the ancient names of Ireland. amidst the arms of bis fathers, but his eyes had failed. His gray locks waved around a staff, on which the warrior leaned. He hummed the song of other times, when the sound of our arms reached his ears. Crothar rose, stretched his aged hand, and blessed the son of Fingal. 'Ossian!' said the hero, 'the strength of Crothar's arm has failed. O cou...Read Less
New. 233 pages. Reprinted from 1805 edition. New 2013 edition in PAPERBACK is SEWN PERFECT BOUND, much more durable than a standard paperback. This is a quality reprint of an old book of historical value. If the original book was printed in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only a single volume. This is an exact/strict reproduction of text, no changes has been made in respect to the original text. A lot of effort has been made to check and improve each page/scan manually for its quality of text and illustrations (if any, are in b/w). Folded illustrations, if any, are not included in the book. This is not a retyped or an ocr'd book. Index, contents, etc, if any in the original book, are included. This item is printed on demand using good quality natural shade paper. The title of the book, on the cover, is in gold lettering.
New. 243 pages. ReInk Books reprint from the 1805 edition. This paperback book is SEWN perfect bound, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. NO changes have been made to the original text. Each page is checked manually before printing. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in b/w. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was printed in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only a single volume. This book is printed on demand on acid-free paper.
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