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" Helmets are cleft on high. Blood bursts and smokes around. Strings murmur on the polished yews. Darts rush along the sky, spears fall like the circles of light which gild the face of night. "
The poems of Ossian, in the orig. Gaelic, with a tr. into Lat. by R ... - Page cxciv
by Ossian - 1807
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Chateaubriand and English Literature

Meta Helena Miller - Comparative literature - 1925 - 191 pages
... Helmets are cleft on high. Blood bursts and smokes around. Strings murmur on the polished yews. Darts rush along the sky. Spears fall like the circles of light, which gild the face of night. As the noise of the troubled ocean, when roll the waves on high. As the last peal of thunder in Heaven,...
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The Medieval Revival and Its Influence on the Romantic Movement

R. R. Agrawal - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 291 pages
...steel. Helmets are cleft on high. Blood bursts and smokes around. Strings murmur on the polished yews. Darts rush along the sky. Spears fall like the circles of light, which gild the face of night. As the noise of the troubled ocean, when roll the waves on high; as the last peal of thunder in heaven,...
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The Fate of Eloquence in the Age of Hume

Adam Potkay - Fiction - 1994 - 253 pages
...Fingal: "Helmets are cleft on high. Blood bursts and smokes around. Strings murmur on the polished yews. Darts rush along the sky. Spears fall like the circles of light which gild the face of the night" (233). Yet Ossian's language purposefully distracts us from the brutality it implies: the...
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The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters translated into English by Owen ...

History - 2003 - 372 pages
...helmets are cleft on high — blood bursts and smokes around — strings murmur on the polished yew — darts rush along the sky — spears fall like the circles of light, which brighten the face of night. As the noise of the troubled ocean, when roll the waves on high — as...
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