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Fingal, an ancient epic poem

in six books: together with several other poems, composed by Ossian the son of Fingal

by James Macpherson

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Published by Printed for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt ... in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementTranslated from the Galic language, by James Macpherson..
The Physical Object
Pagination[16], xvi, 270, [2] p. ;
Number of Pages270
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24829953M
OCLC/WorldCa7707006

ARGUMENT. Cuthullin (general of the Irish tribes, in the minority of Cormac, king of Ireland) sitting alone beneath a tree, at the gate of Tura, a castle of Ulster (the other chiefs having gone on a hunting party to Cromla, a neighboring hill,) is informed of the landing of Swaran, king of Lochlin, by Moran, the son of Fithil, one of his scouts. He convenes the chiefs; a council is held, and Ratings: [] F I N G A L, AN ANCIENT EPIC P O E M. In SIX BOOKS. BOOK III. * PLEASANT are the words of the song," said Cuthullin, "lovely the tales of other times! They are like the calm dew of the morning on the hill of roes! when the sun is faint .

Fore-Edge Edge of the book furthest from the spine. Occasionally the text of a book will be put into a specialized book press and painted, often with a scene from the book or a landscape, so that the painting is invisible when the book is closed but visible when somebody bends the text and fans the pages—known as a fore-edge painting. Of all the literary productions of that day, having for its theme the character and doings of the men and times of the Revolution, the remarkable epic entitled M'Fingal is confessedly most deserving of immortality. For the manners of the poem, there is no record of the period which supplies so vivid a presentation of the old Revolutionary Whig habits of thinking and acting.

TO ADedicationisusuallj^considered,either asamark ofrespect,atokengratitude, oratributeofaffection;butastheredoes notexistthatindividual,forwhomIfeel. Description. The publication of Fingal by James Macpherson () followed his successful Fragments of Ancient Poetry (), presented as a ‘close translation’ of newly-discovered remains of Gaelic epic by the third-century highland bard Ossian. Fingal was the leader of the Scottish Gaels and father of Ossian, depicted in this title-page, held within the King’s Library.


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FINGAL: AN ANCIENT EPIC POEM. BOOK I. ARGUMENT. Cuthullin (general of the Irish tribes, in the minority of Cormac, king of Ireland) sitting alone beneath a tree, at the gate of Tura, a castle of Ulster (the other chiefs having gone on a hunting party to Cromla, a neighboring hill,) is informed of the landing of Swaran, king of Lochlin, by Moran, the son of Fithil, one of his scouts.

Fingal: an ancient epic poem, in six books: together with several other poems, composed by Ossian the son of Fingal. Translated from the Galic language, by James Macpherson. Macpherson, James, This book contains one long epic poem, "Fingal," along with many other short and medium-length poems.

The casts of characters frequently overlap, and MacPherson provides commentary in Having read the "Fragments of Ancient Poetry," I proceeded onto the bulk of James MacPherson's translations of Ossian's work/5. Go, son of Colgar, strike the shield. It hangs between the spears. Let my warriors rise to the sound in the midst of the battles of Erin.

Though Fingal delays his coming with the race of his stormy isles, we shall fight; O Colgar's son, and die in the battle of heroes!" The sound spreads wide. The heroes rise, like the breaking of a blue. item 3 Fingal An Ancient Epic Poem by James Macpherson (English) Hardcover Book Free Sh - Fingal An Ancient Epic Poem by James Macpherson (English) Hardcover Book Free Sh.

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Fingal, An Ancient Epic Poem, In Six Books: Together With Several Other Poems, Composed By Ossian Author: Macpherson James   A reissue of the first edition, with a cancel titlepage. Fingal, an ancient epic poem: in six books: together with several other poems, composed by Ossian the son of :   Poems of Ossian/Fingal/Book 4.

From Wikisource Fingal: an Ancient Epic Poem. The action of the poem being suspended by night, Ossian takes that opportunity to relate his own actions at the lake of Lego, and his courtship of Everallin, who was the mother of Oscar, and had died some time before the expedition of Fingal into Ireland.

Her. [ 1] View Page Image × Fingal, An Ancient Epic Poem. In Six Books. Book I. Cuchullin Display note sat by Tura's wall; by the tree of the rustling leaf.—His spear leaned against the mossy rock. His shield lay by him on the grass. As he thought of mighty Carbar Display note, [ 2] View Page Image × a hero whom he slew in war; the scout Display note of the ocean came, Moran.

Poems of Ossian/Fingal/Book 1. From Wikisource Fingal: an Ancient Epic Poem. But, son of Semo, hear my voice, regard the ancient throne of Cormac. Give wealth and half the land for peace, till Fingal shall arrive on our coast. Or, if war be thy choice, I. Fingal: an ancient epic poem.: In six books.

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Get this from a library. Ossian's Fingal; an ancient epic poem, in six books. [James Macpherson]. James Macpherson (Gaelic: Seumas Mac a' Phearsain) was a Scottish writer, poet, literary collector and politician, known as the "translator" of the Ossian cycle of epic poems.

It was in that Macpherson claimed to have found an epic on the subject of the hero Fingal, written by Ossian. The name Fingal or Fionnghall means "white stranger"/5.

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Fingal, an ancient epic poem; Description "In six books: together with several other poems, composed by Ossian the son of Fingal. Translated from the Galic language, by James Macpherson." Shelfmark: Oss Additional NLS resources: Library catalogue record; Attribution and copyright: The physical item used to create this digital version is out.

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Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book. Rate it * You Rated it *. Ossian Source 2: Preface to ‘Fingal: an ancient epic poem’, by James MacPherson, Printed book (NLS shelfmark: Oss.9) Following the success of ‘Fragments of ancient poetry’, James MacPherson travelled to the Highlands to collect further examples of ancient Gaelic poetry.

More specifically, he was looking for an ancient epic composed by Ossian, a third-century bard.Fingal, an ancient epic poem, in six books: together with several other poems, composed by Ossian the son of Fingal.

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