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Mortal, thou that hear'st the tale,
Learn the teror of our song.
Scotland, thro' each winding vale,
Far and wide the notes prolong.

Sifters ! hence with spurs of speed :
Each her thund'ring faulcheon wield ;
Each bestride her sable steeds
Hurry, hurry to the field.

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BARTHOLINUS, de causis contemnendæ

mortis : HAFNIÆ, 1689, Quarto.

Upreis Odinn Allda Gautr, &c,

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, And faddled ftrait his coal-black

steed; Down the yawning steep he rode, That leads to * Hela's drear abode.

* Nifheimr, the hell of the Gothic nations, consisted of nine worlds, to which were devoted all such as died of fickness, old age, or by any

other than in battle. Over it prefided Hela, the Goddess of death.

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