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SHAW contra SHA W." .
Shaw's Analysis. , Shaw's. Inquiry.
SHAW contra SHAV.
Shaw's Analysis. Shaw's Inquiry. and incredible Milesian ex- a few bold strokes of his pedition froin Egypt and pen, obliterate all the Cel. Spain to Ireland, and then- tic learning ever known any ce to Scotland by the pro- where, in order to make montories of Galloway and 'way for a new systein of Cantire. Fordun, having no Celtic enigration and Heother materials, at once bridian and Fingalian history, adopted this system, which in the Introduction to the gained univerfally in Scot- History of Great Britain and land, until the ingenious Ireland, of which nothing Mr. Macpherson published was heard before. This book his Introduction to the Hi- was published on purpose, story of Great Britain and to support the imposture of Ireland. P. viii,
Fingal. P. 35.Though there were Eng. No argument can be adlish colonies in Ireland, the duced in favour of Highland Gael of that country enjoyed learning, from their ancient their own laws and customs, laws; for none, according till the reiguis of Elizabeth to Mr. Macpherson hiinself, and James J. when the Eng. ever exfifted, except the will lish laws were univerfally of the chieftain, until fome established. This is the rea- partial and faint influences , fon, why the Iberno - Galic of it were felt in the reigu has inore. MSS. and books of the latter Jameses. , Prithan the Caledonian. In vate property has not been
SHA contra Shaw, i
Shaw's Analysis. Shaw's Inquiry. Scotland there has been a legally ascertained until very general destruction of an- lately; for the extent of a tient records and books, chief's territory depended which Ireland has escaped. 'on the number and valour It enjoyed its own laws and of his vassals and follower's. language till a later date, Hence it is, that few chiefwhilst the Scots - English ve- tains at this day can shew ry early became the establish- charters of any considerable ed language in North Bri- date, P. 65. . . tain. P. ix. .
The improvement of the In my tour in the Highe country, as well as the minds · lands, a respectable minister of the inhabitants, has been begged, I'would set abouc. ftrangely neglected, in an a translation of Fingal; and age when every other coun- that he and others would try emerges from obícurity undertake to prove it the and ignorance; till some composition of Oflian, and changes were forced upon procure affidavits for that them by a late law, I shall purpose. We need not, the, not say how politic, To see refore, be surprised to hear a people naturally capable the Highlanders confidently of every improvement, talk of their having seen though once misled by ig- and heard them repeated , norance, stripped of their although none can produce ancient habits and customs, a specimen. But to perfift and deprived of the Scriptu- in affirming that he has it,
SHA W - contra SHAW. .
Shaw's Analysis. Shaw's Inquiry.
SHAW contra SĦAv.
Shaw's Analysis. Shaw's Inquiry. and they soon degeneratë. ten heard mention made in Their habit, language, life, the tales and fables of the and honour, they always kept Highlands in their 'youthful or parted with at once. The years, and, in some degree, honour of the name, their at this day, couli be easily habit, and a Galic speech, led, by a little ""Caledonian
have always inspired them "bigotry," not only to be, more, than the consecration lieve, but to vouch for their
of the colours. Governinent, being a "literal translation." by preserving these privile- P. 71. ges, to them sacred as their 'ara o foci, might have at least one part of the comimuity, of whom they, on any emergency, might say with the Roman general, “I know, the tenth legion “will not desert me." P. xii.
On the Iberno - Galic the- I ain conscious, that, re have been written gram- without a knowledge of Irish mars by different hands. learning, we can know The Scots and Irish Galic, nothing of the Earse as a though not radically differ tongue, (the Irish being ent, are two separate dia- the studied language, and lects of the same langage. the Earfe only a distant proThe words are almost always vincial dialect.) I cannot