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THE

POEMS OF OSSIAN,

IN

THE ORIGINAL GAELIC,

WITH A

LITERAL TRANSLATION INTO LATIN,

BY THE LATE ROBERT MACFARLAN, A. M.

TOGETHER WITH

A DISSERTATION ON THE AUTHENTICITY

OF THE POEMS,

BY SIR JOHN SINCLAIR, BART.

AND

A TRANSLATION FROM THE ITALIAN OF THE ABBÈ CESAROTTI'S DISSER-
TATION ON THE CONTROVERSY RESPECTING THE AUTHENTICITY
OF OSSIAN, WITH NOTES AND A SUPPLEMENTAL ESSAY,

BY JOHN M'ARTHUR, LL. D.

PUBLISHED UNDER THE SANCTION OF THE HIGHLAND

SOCIETY OF LONDON.

MAGNA EST VERITAS ET PRÆVALEBIT.

VOL III.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY W. BULMER AND CO. CLEVELAND-ROW; SOLD BY G, AND W. NICOL, BOOKSELLERS TO HIS MAJESTY, PALL-MALL; CREECH, BELL AND BRADFUTE, CONSTABLE AND CO. EDINBURGH ; AND ARCHER, DUBLIN.

1807.

CONTENTS OF THE THIRD VOLUME.

ORIGINAL POEMS WITH LATIN TRANSLATIONS.

TIGHMORA. Duan III.

- page 4 Duan IV.

46 Duan V.

84 Duan VI.

120 Duan VII.

158 Duan VIII.

194 Conlaoch is Cuthona

240 Notes

259 A Translation from the Italian of the Abbé Cesarotti's Historical

and Critical Dissertation on the Controversy respecting the Authenticity of Ossian's Poems, by John M'Arthur, LL. D.

293 Notes by the Translator

332 Supplemental Observations on the Authenticity of Ossian's Poems, by John M'Arthur, containing the following Subjects. 1. Oral Tradition, ancient Song and Music

364 2. Of the ancient Name and Inhabitants of Britain, an Progress of Letters among the Caledonians

379 3. Philological Inquiries, and the Affinity of the Celtic, or

Gaelic, with the Oriental and other Languages 404 4. A Summary of the Evidence adduced in Support of the

Authenticity of Ossian's Poems, with further Proofs 432 The original Episode of Faineasolli's, with a literal English Translation

486 The Original of Ossian's Address to the Sun in Carthon, with a literal Latin and English Translation

494 Topography of some of the principal Scenes of Fingal and his Warriors, viz.

1. Description of Selma, by Alex. Stewart, A. M. - 498

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