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lo F I N G A L, Book. I.
Peace, faid CuchuUin, to the fouls of the heroes; their deeds
were great in danger. Let them ride around * me on clouds ; and
fhew their features of war : that my foul may be ftrong in danger ^
my arm like the thunder of heaven. But be thou on a moon-
beam, O Morna, near the window of my reft ; when my thoughts
are of peace j and the din of arms is over. Gather the ftrength
of the tribes, and move to the Wars of Erin. — Attend the car of
my battles ; and rejoice in the noife of my courfe. Place three
fpears by my fide ; and follow the bounding of my fteeds. That
my foul may be ftrong in my friends, when the battle darkens round
the beams of my fteel.
As rufhes a ftream -f of foam from the dark fhady fteep of Cromla ;
when the thunder is rolling above, and dark-brown night on half the
hill. So fierce, fo vaft, and fo terrible ruflied on the fons of Erin.
The chief like a whale of ocean, whom all his billows follow, poured
valour forth as a ftream, rolling his might along the fliore.
The fons of Lochlin heard the noife as the found of a winter-
ftream. Swaran ftruck his boffy fhield, and called the fon of Arno.
What murmur rolls along the hill like the gathered flies of evening ?
* It was the opinion then, as indeed it As torrents roll encreas'd by numerous
is to this day, of fome of the, rills
that the fouls of the deceafed hovered With rage impetuous down the ecchoing
round their living friends ; and fometimes hills ;
appeared to them vrhen they were about Rulh to the vales, and pour'd along the
to enter on any great undertaking. plain,
f lis ^ oT£ ;^£i'^u;ipp'oi la-oTaaoi, xxr Roar thro' a thoufand channels to the
'eci(r(pt fECDTj? main. Pope.
E? fj-KTydlx-iiav (ru,uSaAX£rov cSfuz-ick jlut ubl decurfurapidiiU montiluiahisy
Siuf, Dantfenltiim ffunw/i arnnes, i^ in aquora
Kesaav ix. ^tya,>^uv xei'AJif tcTCffflf pi^a- currunt,
faiJfi?. HoM. ^uif^ue fuum populatui iter. ViRC

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