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" I assisted him in collecting them; and took down from oral tradition, and transcribed from old manuscripts, by far the greatest part of those pieces he has published. Since the publication, I have carefully compared the translation with the copies of... "
The poems of Ossian, in the orig. Gaelic, with a tr. into Lat. by R ... - Page 447
by Ossian - 1807
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Report of the Committee of the Highland Society of Scotland, Appointed to ...

Highland Society of Scotland - Literary forgeries and mystifications - 1805 - 498 pages
...tradition, and transcribed from old manuscripts, by far the, greatest part of tliose pieces he has published. Since the publication, I have carefully...measure, the cadence of the Gaelic versification.^ 1 need not aver, Sir, that these poems are taken in this country to be of the utmost antiquity. This...
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The Edinburgh encyclopaedia, conducted by D. Brewster, Volume 16

Edinburgh encyclopaedia - 1830
...oral tradition, and transcribed from old manuscripts, by far the greatest part of those pieces he has published. Since the publication, I have carefully...find it amazingly literal, even in such a degree, ae to preserve, in some measure, the cadence ot° the Gaelic versification. I need not aver, Sir, that...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 110

1871
...tradition, and transcribed from old manuscripts, by far the greater part of those pieces he has published. I have carefully compared the translation, with the...originals in my hands, and find it amazingly literal." If this testimony could be received simply and unhesitatingly, it would settle the controversy. But,...
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Notes on The Authenticity of Ossian's Poems

1868
...tradition and transcribed from old manuscripts by far the greatest part of those pieces he has published. I have carefully compared the translation with the...originals in my hands, and find it amazingly literal. Some of the hereditary bards retained by the chiefs committed very early to writing some of the works...
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Notes on the Authenticity of Ossian's Poems

Archibald MacNeill - 1868 - 76 pages
...tradition, and transcribed from old manuscripts, by far the greatest part of these pieces he has published. I have carefully compared the translation with the...originals in my hands, and find it amazingly literal." We have also Ewan Macpherson, who was employed with James Macpherson for weeks in taking down these...
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MacMillan's Magazine, Volume 24

Sir George Grove, David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris - 1871
...tradition, and transcribed from old manuscripts, by far the greater part of those pieces he has published. I have carefully compared the translation with the...originals in my hands, and find it amazingly literal." If this testimony could be received simply and unhesitatingly, it would settle the controversy. But,...
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The Language and Literature of the Scottish Highlands

John Stuart Blackie - Gaelic literature - 1876 - 331 pages
...oral tradition, and transcribed from old manuscripts, by far the greatest part of those pieces he has published. Since the publication, I have carefully...need not aver, sir, that these poems are taken in jthis country to be of the utmost antiquity. This is notorious to almost all those who speak the Gaelic...
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The Celtic Magazine, Volume 2

Alexander Mackenzie, Alexander Macgregor, Alexander Macbain - Clans - 1877
...old manuscripts, by far the greatest part of those pieces he has published. Since the publication 1 have carefully compared the translation with the copies...measure, the cadence of the Gaelic versification." Captain A. Morrison, who accompanied Macpheison, testifies — "That Mr James Macpherson, on his tour...
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James Macpherson: An Episode in Literature

John Semple Smart - Bards and bardism in literature - 1905 - 224 pages
...assisted the translator of Ossian in collecting and transcribing by far the greater part of the poems. "Since the publication, I have carefully compared...measure, the cadence of the Gaelic versification." As for the ancient manuscripts of Ossian, no such documents, on vellum or on paper, are now known....
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Transactions of the Canadian Institute, Volumes 3-4

Canadian Institute - Science - 1893
...old MSS. by far the greater part of * Science of Language, 1st series ; 317, 3t8. these pieces he has published. Since the publication, I have carefully...measure the cadence of the Gaelic versification." It is unnecessary to adduce any other evidence in order to indicate, that MacPherson did in reality...
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