The Works of "FIONA MACLEOD"
UNIFORM EDITION
ARRANGED BY
MRS. WILLIAM SHARP
VOLUME V

THE WINGED DESTINY

STUDIES IN THE SPIRITUAL
HISTORY OF THE GAEL

BY
"FIONA MACLEOD"
(WILLIAM SHARP)
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LONDON
WILLIAM HEINEMANN
1913
UNIFORM EDITION

First Published l910.
New Edition 1913.

Copyright 1895, 1910.


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CONTENTS

DEDICATORY INTRODUCTION

THE SUNSET OF OLD TALES
THE SUNSET OF OLD TALES
THE TREUD NAN RN
THE MAN ON THE MOOR
THE WOMAN AT THE CROSS-WAYS
THE LORDS OF WISDOM
THE WAYFARER
QUEENS OF BEAUTY
ORPHEUS AND OISIN
THE AWAKENING OF ANGUS G

CHILDREN OF WATER
CHILDREN OF WATER
CUILIDH MHOIRE
SEA-MAGIC
FARA-GHAOL
SORROW ON THE WIND
THE LYNN OF DREAMS
MYA

FOR THE BEAUTY OF AN IDEA
PRELUDE
CELTIC
THE GAELIC HEART

ANIMA CELTICA
THE GAEL AND HIS HERITAGE
SEUMAS: A MEMORY
AILEEN: A MEMORY
THE FOUR WINDS OF EIRINN
TWO OLD SONGS OF MAY
"THE SHADOWY WATERS"
A TRIAD
THE ANCIENT BEAUTY

THE WINGED DESTINY

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BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE TO FIRST EDITION

As explained in the text, the short paper called "Celtic" has already appeared in book-form (The Divine Adventure: Iona, etc.), and is now, with the courteous consent of Messrs. Chapman and Hall, reprinted in its completed state, as the second of the three papers collectively entitled "For the Beauty of an Idea." The present first part of this dissertation on the Celtic destiny appeared (without certain revisions and added matter) as a foreword to an American reprint of the "Celtic" essay (Mr. Mosher, Portland, Maine). Of "The Sunset of Old Tales" series, one or two are printed for the first time; others, under the same general title, appeared in The Fortnightly Review, where, also, respectively at a later and at an earlier date, have appeared "The Woman at the Crossways" and (Section III.) "The Four Winds of Eirinn." "The Wayfarer" is reprinted from Cosmopolis. Of "The Children of Water" series, "Mya" is printed for the first time; five appeared in The Contemporary Review, and "The Lynn of Dreams" in Mr. Mosher's reprint of By Sundown Shores (from The Divine Adventure volume); while "Sorrow on the Wind" (as also from Section III., "A Triad" and "Aileen") first appeared in Country Life.

In the third section ("Anima Celtica"), "The Shadowy Waters " (under the title "The Later Work of Mr. Yeats"), and part of "The Gaelic Heart," have appeared in The North American Review. "Seumas" is reprinted from the American volume, By Sundown Shores, already alluded to. "The Gael and His Heritage" appeared in The Nineteenth Century for November, 1900. "The Ancient Beauty" formed the introduction to the American (Mr. Mosher's) edition of my retold version of the old tale of Deirdr and the Sons of Usna; and a portion of the earlier part of The Winged Destiny (since revised and adapted), appeared as an introductory note on "Fatality in Tragic Drama," to Mr. Mosher's American edition of my drama, The House ot Usna.

F. M.


NOTE

BY MRS. WILLIAM SHARP

The first edition of The Winged Destiny was published in 1904 (the second in 1905), by Messrs. Chapman and Hall. Into the present edition two "studies" have been added: I. "The Awakening of Angus Og," from the volume of Spiritual Tales (P. Geddes and Colleagues 1897, and David Nutt, 1904), contributed originally to the winter number of The Evergreen (P. Geddes & Col., 1896), a quarterly edited for one year by William Sharp. 2. "The Two Old Songs of May," which appeared in the Academy in 1905. "The Wayfarer" was written for Cosmopolis, June, 1898; in 1904 a revised version, prepared for The Winged Destiny, was published separately by Mr. Mosher in 1906, and it was prefaced with a sonnet written by Mr. Alfred Noyes. This "In Memoriam" sonnet, through the courtesy of Mr. Noyes, will be found at the end of Vol. VII. of this authorized edition of the writings of William Sharp under the pseudonym of "Fiona Macleod."