Translation by Auguste Lacaussade (1815 - 1897)

Come to the feast of Fingal, Carthon
Language: English 
Come to the feast of Fingal, Carthon, 
from the rolling sea! 
partake of the feast of the king, 
or lift the spear of war! 
The ghosts of our foes are many: 
but renowned are the friends of Morven! 
Behold that field, O Carthon! 
many a green hill rises there, 
with mossy stones and rustling grass; 
these are the tombs of Fingal's foes, 
the Sons of the rolling sea!

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Viens à la fête de Fingal, ô Carthon
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
« Viens à la fête de Fingal, ô Carthon, 
descendu de la mer ! 
Viens prendre part à la fête du roi, 
ou lève la lance de la guerre ! 
Les fantômes de nos ennemis sont nombreux ; 
mais renommés sont les amis de Morven ! 
Ô Carthon ! vois cette plaine 
où s’élève plus d’un vert monticule, 
avec des pierres couvertes de mousse et d’herbe bruissante, 
ce sont les tombes des ennemis de Fingal, 
les fils de l’Océan ! »

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Confirmed with James Macpherson, Ossian - Oeuvres complètes, translated by Auguste Lacaussade, Delloye, Paris, 1842, page 46. Note: this is a prose text. Line breaks have been added.


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