An Analysis of the Galic Language

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W. and T. Ruddiman, 1778 - Gaelic language - 171 pages
 

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Page 106 - Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
Page 143 - Unfold the gates of your clouds : the steps of Malvina are near. I have heard a voice in my dream. I feel the fluttering of my soul.
Page 144 - But sorrow wastes the mournful, O daughter of Toscar ! and their days are few! They fall away, like the flower on which the sun hath looked in his strength after the mildew has passed over it, when its head is heavy with the drops of night.
Page 114 - You'll find, if once the monarch acts the monk, Or, cobler-like, the parson will be drunk, Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow ; The rest is all but leather or prunella.
Page 111 - bend the ftrong in arm, but fpare the feeble hand. Be thou a " ftream of many tides againft the foes of thy people, but like the " gale that moves the grafs to thofe who afk thy aid.
Page 143 - But thou dwelleft in the foul of Malvina ,' fon of mighty Oifian. My fighs arife with the beam of the caft ; my 'tears defcend with the drops of night. I was a lovely tree , in thy prefence , Ofcar, with all my branches round me ; but thy death came like a blaft from the defart, and laid my green head low; the fpring returned with its showers, but no leaf of mine arofe.
Page 143 - I have heard a voice in my dream. I feel the fluttering of my foul. Why didft thou come, O blaft, from the dark rolling of the lake ? Thy ruftling was in the trees, the dream of Malvina departed.
Page 106 - The curfe of the Lord is in the houfe of the * wicked, but he blefleth the habitation of the * juft.
Page 125 - To us invifible, or dimly feen In thefe thy loweft works ; yet thefe declare Thy goodnefs beyond thought, and pow'r divine.
Page xv - An acquaintance with the Gaelic, being the Mother Tongue of all the the Languages in the West, seems necessary to every Antiquary who would study the affinity of Languages, or trace the migrations of the ancient races of Mankind.

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