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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 Celtic Magazine, Volume 5

Alexander Mackenzie, Alexander Macgregor, Alexander Macbain - Clans - 1880
...contains : — " I suppose," Johnson says, " my opinion of the poems of Ossian is already discovered. I believe they never existed in any other form than...have seen. The editor or author never could show the originals, nor can they be shown by any other. To revenge reasonable incredulity, by refusing evidence,...
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The Celtic magazine, conducted by A. Mackenzie and A. MacGregor, Volume 5

Alexander Mackenzie - 1880
...contains : — " I suppose," Johnson says, " my opinion of the poems of Ossiau is already discovered. I believe they never existed in any other form than...have seen. The editor or author never could show the originals, nor can they be shown by any other. To revenge reasonable incredulity, by refusing evidence,...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Austin Allibone - American literature - 1882
...tbe results of his investigations in very decided terms: j 4t I believe they [ the pwms of Ossiaul never existed in any other ' form than that which we have seen. The editor or author never 1 could shew the original; nor can it lie HUCWII by any other. To i avenge reasonable incredulity by...
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English Language and Literary Criticism: English poetry

James Baldwin - English language - 1882
...six lines of the original Ossian;" and, lastly, he maintained the opinion that the poems of Ossian " never existed in any other form than that which we have seen." Dr. Johnson was supported in the controversy which he thus began by Hume the historian and by antiquaries...
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JAMES MACPHERSON

BAILEY SAUNDERS - 1894
...passage ran as follows : — "I suppose my opinion of the poems of Ossian is already discovered, I believe they never existed in any other form than that which we have seen. The editor, or author, could never show the original; nor can it be shown by any other. To revenge reasonable incredulity...
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Columbian Cyclopedia

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1897
...controversy was opened that lasted 50 years, during which Dr. Johnson gave his opinion that the poems had never existed in any other form ' than that which we have seen.' Subsequently the Highland Soc. of London declared that ' no poems of the kind can be found to exist...
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Bohemian Papers

George Eyre-Todd - Authors - 1898 - 160 pages
...a hundred years old. "The poems of Ossian," he concluded, in his "Journey to the Western Islands," "never existed in any other form than that which we...show the original, nor can it be shown by any other." Hume, the historian, followed up this attack by demanding proof that there existed in the memory of...
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Dr. Samuel Johnsons Verhältnis zur französischen Literatur

Robert Kleuker - Comparative literature - 1907 - 165 pages
...ingrat (Oeuvres XIV 446). а) l suppose my opinion of the poe)ns of Ossian is already discovered l believe they never existed in any other form than...which we have seen. The editor, or author, never could shew the original ; nor can it be shewn by any other lt would be easy to shew it if he had it; but...
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1785-1824

Charles Wells Moulton - American literature - 1910
...Ixviii. Doctor Johnson having asserted in his late publication that the Translator of Ossian's Poems Wells" Charles Wells Moulton( I hereby declare that the originals of "Fingal" and other poems of Ossian lay in my shop for many months...
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The Cambridge History of English Literature Volume X the Age of Johnson

English literature - 1966
...the opportunity of enquiring into the authenticity of the poems of Ossian, and convinced himself that 'they never existed in any other form than that which we have seen.' This is the best known section of his book ; but the reader may find more interest in the remarks on...
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