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" I believe they never existed in any other form than that which we have seen. The editor, or author, never could shew the original; nor can it be shewn by any other; to revenge reasonable incredulity, by refusing evidence, is a degree of insolence, with... "
Notes on The Authenticity of Ossian's Poems - Page 43
1868
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1826
...newspapers : " Dr. Johnson having asserted in his late publication, that the translator of Ossian's poems never could show the original, nor can it be shown by any other ; I hereby declare, that the originals of Fingal and other poems of Ossian lay in my shop for many...
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Some Account of the English Stage: From the Restoration in 1660 to ..., Volume 7

John Genest - Theater - 1832
...present form ?" — For these and such like reasons, Johnson calls the whole an imposture — he adds, " the " editor, or author, never could show the original, " nor can it be sho\vn by any other — to revenge rea" sonable incredulity, by refusing evidence, is a " degree of...
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The Monthly Review

Books - 1835
...unfounded assertion of the colossus of English literature, Dr. Samuel Johnson, that ' the poems of Ossian never existed in any other form than that which we have seen,' in Macpherson's translation, and ' that the editor or author never could show the original, nor can...
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A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans, Volume 1

James Browne - Clans - 1838
...unfounded assertion of the colossus of English literature, Dr. Samuel Johnson, that " the poems of Ossian never existed in any other form than that which we have seen," in Macpherson's translation and " that the editor or author never could show the original, nor can...
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The Scottish Nation: Or The Surnames, Families, Literature ..., Volume 3

Heraldry - 1863
...against them, that in his ' Journey to the Western Islands,' he declared that " the poems of Ossian never existed in any other form than that which we have seen," meaning in Macpherson's translation, and " that the editor or author never could show the original,...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and British and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Austin Allibone - American literature - 1870
...the results of his investigations in very decided terms : " I believe they [the роетя of Ossian] never existed in any other form than that which we have seen. The editor or author never could shew the original ; nor can it be shewn by any other. To avenge reasonable incredulity by refusing...
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All the Year Round, Volume 6; Volume 26

English literature - 1871
...Doctor Samuel Johnson, who roundly stated, in his Tour to the Hebrides, " that the poems of Ossian never existed in any other form than that which we have seen (the English) ; that the editor or author never could show the original, nor could it be shown by any other...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 24

1871
...of the original Ossian." Fourthly, the opinion which he maintained was that the poems of Ossian. " never existed in any other form than that which we have seen." . ; Now of these four assertions, the only two, namely the second and third, which pretend to assert...
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Johnson's New Universal Cyclopaedia: Lichfield-R

Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1877
...for its absence were sufficient evidence to impartial inquirers that, as Dr. Johnson said, the poems "never existed in any other form than that which we have seen." The Scotch enthusiasts, who had staked their reputation upon the genuineness of Ossian, took up the cudgels...
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The Scottish Nation: Or. The Surnames, Families, Literature ..., Volume 3

William Anderson - Heraldry - 1867
...existed in any other form than that which we have seen," meaning in Macphersou's translation, and " that the editor or author never could show the original, nor can it he shown hy any other." Sir James Macintosh, too, in his ' History of England,' expresses himself very...
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