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Notes on The Authenticity of Ossian's Poems - Page 56
1868
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The Poems of Ossian, Volume 1

Celts - 1773
...MDCCLXXII1. / TO HFW PUBLIC LIBRARY 24S715A ASTOR, I.KNOX »ND TILDEN. FO R 1026 PREFACE. WITHOUT encreafing his genius* the Author may have improved his language, in the eleven years, that the followlng poems have been in the hands of the public. Errors in diftion might have been committed at...
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The poems of Ossian, tr. by J. Macpherson, Volume 1

Ossian - 1790
...LONDON: PRINTED FOR A. STRAHAN ; AND T. CADELL, IN THE STRAND. M DCC XC. PREFACE. WITHOUT encreafing his genius, the Author may have improved his language,...Poems have been in the hands of the Public. Errors in diclion might have been committed at twenty-four, which the experience of a riper age may remove ;...
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The Poems of Ossian, Volume 1

Scottish Gaelic poetry - 1790
...DAR-THULA, — — 275 DEATH OF CUTHULLIN, — 293 BATTLE or LORA, . — 3°5 PREFACE. W ITHOUT encreafmg- his genius, the Author may have improved his language,...Poems have been in the hands of the Public. Errors in. di&ion might have been committed at twenty-four, which the experience of a riper age may remove ; arid...
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The History of Scotland: From the Union of the Crowns on the ..., Volume 2

Malcolm Laing - Gowrie Conspiracy, 1600 - 1800
...increaf1tig his genius, the autfior may have improved " his language, in the eleven years that the poems have *" been in the hands of the public. Errors...might "have been committed at twenty-four, which the experi" ence of a riper age may remove, and fome exuberances in " imagery may be reftrained with advantage,...
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The History of Scotland: From the Union of the Crowns on the ..., Volume 4

Malcolm Laing - Scotland - 1804
...But the preface, which is always last written, avows the deception in the most unequivocal terms. " Without " increasing his genius, the author may have...improved "-his- language, in the eleven years that the poems have " been in the hands of the public. Errors in diction " might have been committed at twenty-four,...
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The History of Scotland: From the Union of the Crowns on the ..., Volume 4

Malcolm Laing - Scotland - 1804
...is always last written, avows the deception in the most unequivocal terms. " Without " increasing hh genius, the author may have improved " his language, in the eleven years that the poems have " been in the hands of the public. Errors in diction " might have been committed at twenty-four,...
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The poems of Ossian, &c. containing the poetical works of J. Macpherson ...

Ossian - 1805
...curious are referred to it. PREFACE то THE FOURTH EDITION, PUBLISHED IN 1773. WITHOUT encreasing his genius, the author may have improved his language,...following poems have been in the hands of the public. t Errors in diction might have been committed at twenty-four, which the experience of a riper age may...
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Some of Ossian's Lesser Poems Rendered Into Verse: With a Preliminary ...

James Macpherson, Archibald M'Donald - 1805 - 284 pages
...the preface to the last corrected edition of Ossian's poems, published in 1773, Macpherson says, " without increasing his " genius, the author may have...improved " his language, in the eleven years that " the poems have been in the hands of the " public. Errors in diction might have " been committed at twenty-four,...
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Essay on the Authenticity of the Poems of Ossian: In which the Objections of ...

Patrick Graham, William Richardson - 1807 - 471 pages
...to advert to them. " Without increasing his genius," says Mr Macpherson, in one of his prefaces, " the " AUTHOR may have improved his language, " in the eleven years that the poems have " been before the public. Errors in diction " may have been committed at twenty-four, "...
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The Claims of Ossian Examined and Appreciated: an Essay on the Scottish and ...

Edward Davies - Celts - 1825 - 327 pages
...he styles himself, indifferently, the author, the writer, and the translator. " With" out encreasing his genius, the author may have " improved his language...of the " public. Errors in diction might have been com" mitted at twenty-four, which the experience of " a riper age may remove; and some exuberances...
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