In Defence of Ossian; Being a Summary of the Evidence in Favour of the Authenticity of the Poems

In Defence of Ossian; Being a Summary of the Evidence in Favour of the Authenticity of the Poems

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...dwelt the image of his only daughter Lena (Duan V., p. 299-400, Vol. II.): Dh' ise bha 'n dearrsa bu chorr 0 'anam 'an uair bu mhor stoirm. On her shone calmest light From his soul at the height of the storm. So of his female characters--" all of them in purity, dignity, and tenderness, immeasurably superior to the coarse, scolding, fighting goddesses of Homer.' Many of them die in despair over their lovers' graves; but we see Oi-nam-mor-hul happily united to Tormod of the waves through the generosity of Ossian, as Uha is to Frohul (in Carrie Thura) by the kindness of Fingal. Golnandona secures Toscar by following him to the chase. The fate of Morna (" Fingal," Duan I.) is tragical enough to excite the deepest interest. Sulvalla (in "Temora"), the most queenly of them all, closes her career in sadness, but the poet, with great art, throws a veil over it (" Temora," Duan VIII., p. 524): --Na biodh ouimhn' air a bron gu 'thrian, Chaitheas anam na h-aoise gu barr. Let there be no remembrance of her grief, It sorely wastes the soul of age. With all his pure and noble chivalry towards women, he did not believe in their absolute perfection; he presents to us in Deil-gel a thorough specimen of female perfidy and heartlessness--"Fingal," Duan II., p. 445, etc. The description of Strinandona, "Ca-Lodin," Duan II., p. 46, is very beautiful: --Bu ghile na 'n oanach a cruth Ma 's ann air traigh nan stuadh faoin Na 'n cobhar air aomadh nan sruth, Bha 'suilean soluis mar dha reul; Mar bhogha nan speur 'am braon A gnuis aluinn fo 'ciabh fein. 'S diubhe na nial fo ghaoith; Bu tuinidh dhuit anam nan laooh, A Stri-nan-daoin' bu ehaoine lamh. Whiter than Cana was her form, If on the shore of restless waves, Than...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • English
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  • 1236526716
  • 9781236526717