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OSSIAN
Gaelic semi-fabulous bard and hero
(3rd century)

Fearless as the strong-winged eagle.
      - [Fear]

Hast thou left thy blue course in heaven, golden-haired son of the sky! The west has opened its gates; the bed of thy repose is there. The waves come, to behold thy beauty. They lift their trembling heads. They see thee lovely in thy sleep; they shrink away with fear. Rest, in thy shadowy cave, O sun! let thy return be in joy.
      - Carric-Thura (st. 1) [Beauty]

"Go, with a song of peace," said Fingal: "go, Ullin, to the king of swords. Tell him that we are mighty in war; that the ghosts of our foes are many."
      - Carthon (l. 269) [War]

O Carril, raise again thy voice! let me hear the song of Selma, which was sung in my halls of joy, when Fingal, king of shields, was there, and glowed at the deeds of his fathers.
      - Fingal (bk. III, st. 1) [Singing]

Where art thou, beam of light? Hunters from the mossy rock, saw ye the blue-eyed fair?
      - Temora (bk. VI) [Light]


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