And what most men believe now is that Macpherson did really gather
from among the people of the Highlands many scraps of ancient poetry and tales, but that he added to them and put them together in such a way as to make them beautiful and touching.
Thus all night long did the Myrmidons gather
round Achilles to mourn Patroclus.
All the air was cool and fresh; the harvests were gathered
home, the young birds were full fledged, the hops were plucked, and apples were ripe.
At length the Queen came forth, and her subjects gathered
round her, and while the flowers bowed their heads, and the trees hushed their rustling, the Fairies sang their morning hymn to the Father of birds and blossoms, who had made the earth so fair a home for them.
She began to muse; she was trying to gather
out of her memory the dim particulars of some tale she had heard some time or other.
There was a time when I thought as you do--at least, I was fully persuaded that home and its affections were the only things that made life tolerable: that, if deprived of these, existence would become a burden hard to be endured; but now I have no home--unless you would dignify my two hired rooms at Horton by such a name;--and not twelve months ago I lost the last and dearest of my early friends; and yet, not only I live, but I am not wholly destitute of hope and comfort, even for this life: though I must acknowledge that I can seldom enter even an humble cottage at the close of day, and see its inhabitants peaceably gathered
around their cheerful hearth, without a feeling ALMOST of envy at their domestic enjoyment.'
Many are your temples and wooded groves, and all peaks and towering bluffs of lofty mountains and rivers flowing to the sea are dear to you, Phoebus, yet in Delos do you most delight your heart; for there the long robed Ionians gather
in your honour with their children and shy wives: mindful, they delight you with boxing and dancing and song, so often as they hold their gathering.
For an hour or more the chest heaved, the loud, hard breathing continued, getting gradually slower, as the cold dews gathered
on the brow.
many of the stones which I built into the walls of the hut; also, she turned a deaf ear to my entreaties when I begged her to desist.
A RATTLESNAKE came home to his brood and said: "My children, gather
about and receive your father's last blessing, and see how a Christian dies."
Ay, and twice Galazi charged with such as he could gather
, and twice he checked the Halakazi rush, throwing them into confusion, till at length company was mixed with company and regiment with regiment.
He has already turned his state-room into a museum of worthless trumpery, which he has gathered
up in his travels.