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The Poems of Ossian in the Original Gaelic


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. 1807 Excerpt: make war on her father. Accordingly he sailed to Norway with a fleet, and came in his way to Oddur, a petty king in Jedderen (part of Norway), who received him amicably, and complained of being frequently wronged by Ring. The latter was then absent on a piratical expedition to Ireland. Omund, accompanied by Oddur, availed himself of the opportunity, and attacked his kingdom: yet he spared the inhabitants, only plundering the king's possesssions, and fighting with his men, -and he never engaged an inferiour number, that he might in every respect equal his great father, Ring came home, and a pitched battle was fought at sea. Omund fought so bravely, that he put the enemy_, to flight. Ring, mortally wounded, beckoned with his hand to Omund to approach. He came, and Ring declared, that he could not wish a better son-in-law than so brave a man, but did not survive to hear an answer. Omund shed tears on his body, and married Asa. (In the first part of the 5th age.) No. VII. P. 168. Storverk, the son of Sterkodder, carried off Onne, the daughter of Freke, who was king of Helgeland (in Norway), and had by her the second Sterkodder, who afterwards became so famous in our history. Fjervi and Fyrve, the sons of Freke, afterwards surprised their brother-in-law in the night, and burnt him with their sister, and all that were in the house, to death. (About the middle of the 4-th aera.) No. VIII. P. 182. (Erik, a gallant Norwegian warriour, had been, by means of a stratagem, defeated and taken prisoner y Halfdan, king of Denmark.) Halfdan offered him his life, if he would acknowledge subordination; but Erik magnanimously rejected this condition, and Halfdan was cruel enough to order him to be tied in a wood, and lacerated by wild beasts, a fate unworthy of so brave... Hide synopsis

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