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In vain their care ; -- the soul for ever fied,
And fate had number'd INDULPH with the dead..

CULENA, whom young Duffus fet apart,
With a green bank fecur'd the hostile dart.
Her father's fate affai¥d her tender ear,
She beat her snowy breast, and tore her hair :
Frantic along the sand-she run, she flew,
And on the corse distressful beauty threw:-
She eall'd her father's fhade with filial cries,
And all the daughter streaming from her eyes.
Bent on revenge the furious Duffus ftrode,
And ey'd, with angry look, the fable flood.
A ship, which near had took its nodding stand,
Fix'd with the pitchy haulser to the strand;
Remains of Sueno's feet; the Hero view'd;
And to the mournful warriors spoke aloud :
« Lct these whose actions are enchain'd by years
Honour the mighty dead with friendly tears ;
While we of youth, deseending to the main,
Exact severe atonement of the DANÉ."

He thus : and rushing thro' the billowy roars ;
With-brawny arms his rapid journey oars ;
Divides with rolling chest the ridgy sea,
Lashing the bubbling liquid in his way.

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The boat he seiz'd, and, meal'ring back the deep, Wafted his brave companions to the ship; The haulser broke, unfurl'd the swelling fail, And caught the vigʻrous spirit of the gale : Before the fable prow the ocean parts, And groans beneath the vessel as it darts.

Now on the foc the SCOTTISH warriors gair; Swells on the approaching eye the floating DANE Fierce Ulric's skill brought up the lazy rear, Fam'd in the fields of main to urge the war.Twice seven years, in base pursuit of gain, He plow’d. the waves, the common foe of men, At last to HAROLD aiding arms he join'd; Grasping the spoil with avaricious mind. At first he Moots the leaping shaft afary: And manages with skill the distant war. The chiefs of Albion with collected mighty Bear on the foc, and close the naval fight. Deck join'd to deck, and man engag'd with man, Sword (poke with sword, and Scot transfix'd bis

DANS The sinoaking oak is cover'd o'er with gore, "dbe whole pyratc-crew are now no more.

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The empty hull from wave to wave is tost,
Nods as it floats, the fport of ev'ry blast.

The CALEDONIAN chiefs again pursue:
The SCANDINAVIAN fleet o'er ocean Alew.
T'elude the foe the Danes fly diff'rent ways;
And cut with sep’rate prows the hoary seas. .
Some bear to sea, fome rush upon the land,
And Ay amain on earth, a trembling band.

As, in pursuit of doves, on rapid wings The darting hawk thro' air his journey sings; But when the parting flock divides the sky, Hovers, in doubt this way or that to fly. So undetermin'd long young Duffus stood; At length he sigh’d, and thus begun aloud: “ While thus, O chiefs, we urge the flying DANS, Unmourn’d, unhonour'd lies the mighty Nain; 'Tis ours to grace with woe great INDULPH’s bier, And o'er his fallen virtue shed the tear.”

The warrior spoke : the CALEDONIANS ligh’d, And with returning prow the waves divide; With swelling sail bring on the fatal shore, Where, o’er the dead, the aged chiefs deplore. The warriors bear their monarch as they come, In sad procession to the silent tomb;

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iwdke with lazy stops the founding main,

move a fal and lamentable train.
Behind the dead the tuneful_bards appear,
And mingle with their elegies the tear :
From their fad hearts the mournful numbers flow
In all the tuneful melody of woe. His

In grief's folemnity Culena leads
A mournful train of tear-distilling maids :
Above the reft, the beauteous queen appears,
And heightens all her beauties with her tears.

Now in the tomb the godlike INDULPH laid,
Shar'd the dark couch with the illustrious dead:
All o'er his grave the mournful warriors figh,
And give his duft the tribute of the eye :
Removing, as the night inwrapt the sky,
They Mare the nuptial feast with solemn joy.
The royal DUFFus, with a husband's care,
Sooth’d, in his martial arms, the forrowing fair;
O'er ALBION'S rocks exerted his command,
And stretch'd his scepter o’er a willing land.

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dinburg) : PRINT ED BY JA. PILLANS & SONS; AND SOLD BY W. MUDIE, BOOKSELLER, SOUTH BRIDGE,

AND THE OTHER BOOKSELLERS.

1798.

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