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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
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

Robert Anderson - 1973 - 639 pages
...scattered fragments ; the whole is too long to be remembered. Who put it together in its present form ? I 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. To revenge reasonable incredulity, by refusing...
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Samuel Johnson: Literature, Religion and English Cultural Politics from the ...

J. C. D. Clark - Biography & Autobiography - 1994 - 270 pages
...Western Islands, Johnson explained: I suppose my opinion of the poems of Ossian is already discovered. I 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; to revenge reasonable incredulity, by refusing...
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Telling Time: Clocks, Diaries, and English Diurnal Form, 1660-1785

Stuart Sherman - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 323 pages
...acclaim during the previous decade. I suppose my opinion of the poems of Ossian is already discovered. I 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. . . . [The poems are] too long to be remembered,...
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Bardic Nationalism: The Romantic Novel and the British Empire

Katie Trumpener - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 426 pages
...evidence that such manuscripts are indigenous, "other than Irish" (p. ll8). As for the poems of Ossian, I believe they never existed in any other form than...which we have seen. The editor, or author, never could shew the original. ... He has doubtless inserted names that circulate in popular stories, and may have...
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Sir Robert Chambers: Law, Literature, and Empire in the Age of Johnson

Thomas M. Curley, Samuel Johnson - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 698 pages
...Yale Edition, 9:ll8-l9: "I suppose my opinion of the poems of Ossian is already discovered. I believed they never existed in any other form than that which we have seen. The editor, or author, never could shew the original. ... I am far from certainty, that some [Erse] translations have not been lately...
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Acts of Union: Scotland and the Literary Negotiation of the British Nation ...

Leith Davis - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 219 pages
...Scotland (1773) unequivocally denied the Ossianic poems' authenticity: I believe [the poems ofOssian] never existed in any other form than that which we have seen. The editor, or author, never could shew the original; not can it be shewn by any other ... to revenge reasonable incredulity, by refusing...
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Johnson, Writing, and Memory

Greg Clingham - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 222 pages
...with his recognition of the textuality of Macpherson's project "I believe they [the Ossianic poems] never existed in any other form than that which we have seen" (Journey, 118) - effectively name not only the invented, but also the forged nature of the national-historical...
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