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stone sepulchre, in the same position in which they were found, until General Wade should come and see them, or his mind be known on the subject. But the people of the country, for several miles around, to the number of three or four score men, venerating the memory of the bard, rose with one consent, and carried away the bones, with bag-pipes playing, and other funeral rites, and deposited them, with much solemnity, within a circle of large stones, on the lofty summit of a rock, sequestered, and of difficult access, where they might never more be disturbed by mortal feet or hands, in the wild recesses of the western Glen Almon. One Christie, who is considered as the Cicerone and antiquarian of Glen Almon, and many other persons yet alive, attest the truth of this fact, and point out the second sepulchre of the son of Fingal.”
The topographic scenes of Fingal and his warriors, might have been extended to a considerable length, had the limits of our plan permitted. There are many other interesting communications, from various districts of the Highlands, on this subject, inserted in Sir John Sinclair's valuable work, entitled “Statistical Account of Scotland,” which might have been, with equal propriety, selected. Much is still to be done, in this respect, by the learned clergy of Scotland, and by travellers, or other persons combining local knowledge with a spirit of research and zeal for preserving the antiquities of their country.
with part of the Fingalian Territories M o R V E R N
Published Feb 1807. by G.XIV.Niroll. Palt