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Six CANTOS, Bu Iamer Maarherson, Trians ?stor of offian's Poeme.
Gætera quæ vacuas tenuissent carmina mentes,
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Printed by WAL. RUDDIMAN jun. and Compi
HIGHL AND ER:
Ρ Ο Ε Μ.
C Α Ν Τ Ο Ι.
HE youth I sing, who, to himself unknown,
Loft to the world and CALEDONIA's throne, Sprung o'er his mountains to the arms of Fame, And, wing'd by Fate, his fire's avenger, came; That knowledge learn’d, so long deny'd by fate, And found that blood, as merit, made him great.
The aged chieftain on the bier is laid, And grac'd with all the honours of the dead; The youthful warriors, as the corse they bear, Droop the fad head, and shed the gen'rous tear., For Abria’s shore, Tay's winding banks they leave, And bring the Hero to his father's grave.