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Hook T; A n E P I C P O Hi M. 1 1
The fons of Innis-fail defcend, or ruflling winds * roar in the di-
ftant wood. Such is the noife of Gormal before the white tops of
my waves arife. O fon of Arno, afcend the hill and view the dark-
face of the heath.
He went, and trembling, fwift returned. His eyes rolled wildly
round. His heart beat high againft his fide. His words were
faultering, broken, flow.
Rise, fon of ocean, rife chief of the dark-brown fliields. I fee
the dark, the mountain-ftream of the battle. The deep-movino-
ftrength of the fons of Erin. The car, the car of battle comes,
like the flame of death ; the rapid car of Cuchullin, the noble
fon of Semo. It bends behind like a wave near a rock ; like the
golden mift of the heath. Its fldes are embofled with fl:ones, and
fparkleUke the fea round the boat of night. Of poliflied yew is its
beam, and its feat of the fmoothefl; bone. The fides are repleniflied
with fpears ; and the bottom is the foot-fl:ool of heroes. Before
the right fide of the car is feen the fnorting horfe. The high-
maned, broad-breafl;ed, proud, high-leaping ftrong fleed of the
hill. Loud and refounding is his hoof ; the fpreading of his mane
above is like that fl:ream offmoke on the heath. Bright are the
fides of the fteed, and his name is Sulin-Sifadda.
Before the left fide of the car is feen the fnorting horfe. The
thin-maned, high-headed, ftrong-hooffcd, fleet, bounding fon of
the hill : his name is Dufronnal among the fl:ormy fons of the fword.
A thoufind thongs bind the car on high. Hard poliflied bits
fliine in a wreath of foam. Thin thongs bright-fludded with gems,
bend on the fl:ately necks of the fteeds. The fl:eeds that like
•wreaths of mifl: fly over the ftreamy vales. The wildnefs of deer.
t As when the hollow rocks retain
The found of bluftering wind, Milton",
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