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" I received the favour of your letter, dated yesterday ; and I am sorry the gentlemen should think of giving themselves the trouble of waiting upon me, as a ceremony of that kind is altogether superfluous and unnecessary. I shall adhere to the promise... "
The poems of Ossian, in the orig. Gaelic, with a tr. into Lat. by R ... - Page 472
by Ossian - 1807
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A Dissertation on the Authenticity of the Poems of Ossian

Sir John Sinclair - Scottish Gaelic poetry - 1806 - 232 pages
...trouble of waiting " upon me, as a ceremony of that kind is altogether " superfluous and unnecessary. I shall adhere to " the promise I made several years ago to a depu" tation of the same kind ; that is, to employ my " first leisure time, and a considerable portion...
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The Poems of Ossian, Volume 1

1807
...trouble of waiting " upon me, as a ceremony of that kind is altogether " superfluous and unnecessary. I shall adhere to " the promise I made several years ago to a depu" tation of the same kind ; that is, to employ my *' first leisure time, and a considerable portion...
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The poems of Ossian in the original Gaelic, Volume 1

James Macpherson - Bards and bardism - 1807
...trouble of waiting " upon me, as a ceremony of that kind is altogether " superfluous and unnecessary. I shall adhere to *( the promise I made several years ago to a depu" tation of the same kind ; that is> to employ my " first leisure time, and a considerable portion...
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The Correspondence of the Right Honourable Sir John Sinclair, Bart: With ...

Sir John Sinclair - Agriculturists - 1831
...shall adhere to the promise, which I made to a deputation from the Highland Society, several years ago, that is, to employ my first leisure time, (and a considerable...the poems of Ossian, as they have come to my hands." This declaration seems to put the question of authenticity beyond all possibility of doubt; more especially...
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The Correspondence of the Right Honourable Sir John Sinclair, Bart: With ...

Sir John Sinclair - Agriculturists - 1831
...adhere to the promise, which I made to a deputation from the Highland Siirirt\ , several years ago, that is, to employ my first leisure time, (and a considerable...originals of the poems of Ossian, as they have come to my kands." This declaration seems to put the question of authenticity beyond all possibility of doubt...
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The British Cyclopaedia of the Arts, Sciences, History, Geography ...

1838
...shall adhere to the promise which I made to a deputation from the Highland society several years ago, that is, to employ my first leisure time (and a considerable...the poems of Ossian as they have come to my hands.' This declaration seems to put the question of authenticity beyond all possibility of doubt; more especially...
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The language and literature of the Scottish Highlands

1876
...the trouble of waiting on me, as a ceremony of that kind is altogether superfluous and unnecessary. I shall adhere to the promise I made several years...originals of the poems of Ossian as they have come into my hands. Funds having been provided for the expense, there can be no excuse but want of leisure...
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The language and literature of the Scottish Highlands

John Stuart Blackie - Highlands (Scotland) - 1876 - 331 pages
...the trouble of waiting on me, as a ceremony of that kind is altogether superfluous and unnecessary. I shall adhere to the promise I made several years...originals of the poems of Ossian as they have come into my hands. Funds having been provided for the expense, there can be no excuse but want of leisure...
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Memorials of Argyleshire: In Five Parts, with Appendices

Archibald Brown - Argyllshire (Scotland) - 1889 - 451 pages
...1804, would indicate this. In it he says : " I must employ my first leisure time, and a considerable time it must be to do it accurately, in arranging...and printing the originals of the Poems of Ossian." This was written at Norfolk Street, London, 1784. But this leisure time seems never to have come. The...
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JAMES MACPHERSON

BAILEY SAUNDERS - 1894
...the trouble of waiting upon me, as a ceremony of that kind is altogether superfluous and unnecessary. I shall adhere to the promise I made several years...the Poems of Ossian, as they have come to my hands. Funds having been established for the expense, there can be no excuse, but want of leisure, for not...
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