Morison's Edition of the Poems of Ossian, the Son of Fingal

Morison's Edition of the Poems of Ossian, the Son of Fingal

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1795 edition. Excerpt: ...in them unnatural, and, consequently, disgustful to tme tast: but, I know not how it happens, they command attention more than any other fiaions I ever met with. The extreme length of these pieces ia very surprifing, some of them requiring many day' to repeat them, but such hold they take of the memory, that few circumstances are ever omitted by those who have received them only from oral tradition: What is more amazing, the very language of the bards is still preserved. lt is curious to see, that the descriptions of magnificence, introduced in these tales, is ever; superior to all the pompous oriental fiflions of the kind. I ' 'C c 1 t Torcul-. f Torcul-torno, according to tradition, was king of Crathlun, a district in Sweden. The river Lulan ran near the refidence of Torcul-torno. There is a river in Sweden Ltill called Lula, which is probably the same with Lulan. The war between Starno and Torcul-torno, which terminated in the death of the latter, had its rise, at a hunting party. Starno being invitgd, in a friendly manner, by Torcul-torno, both kings, with their followers, went to the mountains of Stivamor, to hunt. A boar rushed from the wood before the kings, and Torcul-torno killed it. Starno thought this behaviour a breach upon the privilege of guefts who were always banaured, as tradition exprefies it, rwitb tbe danger of tbe cbasz. A quarrel arose, the kings came to battle, with all their attendants, and the party of Torcultorno were totally defeated, and he himself fiain. Starno pursued his victory, laid waste the district of Crathlun, and coming to the refidence of Torcul-torno, carried off, by force, Conban-carglas, the beautiful daughter of his enemy, Her he confined in a cave, near the palace of Goi-mal, where, on account...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883918
  • 9781236883919