James Macpherson

(27 October 1736 – 17 February 1796 / Ruthven, Kingussie, Badenoch, Inverness-Shire, Scotland)

James Macpherson Poems

1. The Six Bards 3/19/2015
2. The Death Of Carthullin 1/1/2004
3. Temora - Book Iv 1/1/2004
4. The Songs Of Selma 1/1/2004
5. The War Of Caros 1/1/2004
6. Temora - Book Vii 1/1/2004
7. Temora - Book V1 1/1/2004
8. The Battle Of Lora 1/1/2004
9. Temora - Book Viii 1/1/2004
10. Lathmon 1/1/2004
11. Temora - Book V 1/1/2004
12. The War Of Inis-Thona 1/1/2004
13. Calthon And Colmal 1/1/2004
14. Conlath And Cuthona 1/1/2004
15. Cathloda — Duan Ii 1/1/2004
16. Carric-Thura 1/1/2004
17. Sul-Malla Of Lumon. 1/1/2004
18. Cathloda — Duan Iii 1/1/2004
19. Berrathah 1/1/2004
20. Temora - Book Iii 1/1/2004
21. Temora - Book I 1/1/2004
22. Fingal - Book Iii 1/1/2004
23. Oithona 1/1/2004
24. Cathlin Of Clutha 1/1/2004
25. Argument 1/1/2004
26. Temora - Book Ii 1/1/2004
27. Dar-Thula 1/1/2004
28. Comala, A Dramatic Poem 1/1/2004
29. Oina-Morul 1/1/2004
30. Fingal - Book Vi 1/1/2004
31. Fingal - Book Iv 1/1/2004
32. Preface To Ossian 1/1/2004
33. Fingal - Book Ii 1/1/2004
34. Fingal - Book V 1/1/2004
35. Fingal - Book I 1/1/2004
36. Croma 1/1/2004
Best Poem of James Macpherson

Croma

Malvina, the daughter of Toscar, is overheard by Ossian lamenting the death of Oscar her lover. Ossian, to divert her grief, relates his own actions in expedition which he undertook, at Fingal's command, to aid Crothar the petty king of Croma, a country in Ireland, against Rothmar, who invaded his dominions. The story is delivered down thus in tradition. Crothar, king of Croma, being blind with age, and his son too young for the field, Rothmar, the chief of Tromo resolved to avail himself of the opportunity offered of annexing the dominions of Crothar to his own. He accordingly marched into ...

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Argument

Fingal when very young, making a voyage to the Orkney Islands, was driven by stress of weather into a bay of Scandinavia, near the residence of Starno, king of Lochlin. Starno invites Fingal to a feast. Fingal, doubting the faith of the king, and mindful of a former breach of hospitality, refuses to go. — Starno gathers together his tribes; Fingal

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