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. 1805 Excerpt: ... he was neglected by Fingal, ou account of his youth. t Cathmor is distinguished, by this honourable title, on ae- of strangers! The winds ...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. 1805 Excerpt: ... he was neglected by Fingal, ou account of his youth. t Cathmor is distinguished, by this honourable title, on ae- of strangers! The winds lift his heavy locks. Thou art the tallest of the race of Erin, king of streamy Atha! "First of bards," said Cathmor, "Fonar, call the chiefs of Erin. Call red-haired Cormar: darkbrowed Malthos: the side-long-looking gloom of Maronnan. Let the pride of Foldath appear. The red-rolling eye of Turlotho. Nor let Hidalla be forgot; his voice, in danger, is the sound of a shower, when it falls in the blasted vale, near Atha's falling stream. Pleasant is its sound, on the plain, whilst broken thunder travels over the sky!" They came, in their clanging arms. They bent forward to his voice, as if a spirit of their fathers spoke from a cloud of night. Dreadful shone they to the light; like the fall of the stream of Brumo-(', when the meteor lights it, before the nightly stran count of his generosity to strangers, which was so great as to be remarkable even in those days of hospitality. Fonar, the man of song. Before the introduction of Christianity, a name was not imposed upon any person, till he had distinguished himself by some remarkable action, from which his name should be derived. t Brumo was a place of worship (Fing. b. 6.) in Craca, which is supposed to be one of the isles of Shetland. It was thought, that the spirits of the deceased haunted it, by night, which adds more terror to the description introduced here. (The horrid circle of Brumo, where often, they said, the ghosts of the dead howled round the stone of'fear. ger. Shuddering, he stops in his journey, and looks up for the beam of the morn! "Why delights Foltlath," said the king, "to pour the blood of foes by night? Fails his...Read Less
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