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VERSIFICATION OF A DIALOGUE FROM OSSIAN, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The storms are hushed, the pelting showers pass
Last Line: Forgotten on the hills you lov'd to rove.
Alternate Author Name(s): Old Simon; S.
Subject(s): Macpherson, James (1736-1796)


Ryno

THE storms are hush'd, the pelting showers pass,
Serene and tranquil is the noon of day;
The sun gleams fitful o'er the waving grass,
And through the vale the red stream works its way.

O stream! thy sound is music to mine ear,
But sweeter is the voice that sounds afar;
It is the voice of Alpin that I hear,
He mourns the valiant who have fall'n in war.

Why dost thou weep, O Alpin, son of song?
Why thus thy melancholy music pour,
Like the cold blast that sighs the woods along,
Or sullen waves that tumble on the shore?

Alpin

My tears, O Ryno, for the brave are shed;
Though tall among the sons of men you move,
Yet must you slumber with the silent dead,
Forgotten on the hills you lov'd to rove.





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