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B G O K I.
CUCHULLIN * fat by Tura's wallj by the tree of the ruft-
hng leaf. His fpear leaned againft the mofly rock. His
fhield lay by him on the grafs. As he thought of mighty Car-
* Cuchullin the fon of Semo and grand- fole manager of the war againft Swaran
fon to Caithbat a druid celebrated in tra- king of Lochlin. After a feries of great
dition for his wifdom and valour. Cu- a£lions he was killed in battle fomewherc
chullin when very young married Bragela in Connaught, in the twenty-feventh year
the daughter of Sorglan, and pafling over of his age. He was fo remarkable for his
into Ireland, lived for fometime wiih Con- ftrength, that to defcribe a ftrong man it
nal, grandfon by a daughter to Congal the has pafTed into a proverb, " He has the
petty king of Ulfter. His wifdom and ftrength of Cuchullin." They (hew the re-
valour in a (hort time gained him fuch mains of his palace at Dunfcaich in the
reputation, that in the minority of Cor- Ifle of Skye ; and a ftone to which he
mac the fupreme king of Ireland, he was bound his dog Luath, goes ftill by his
chofen guardian to the young king, and name,
B bar.

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