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" Macgillivray, who was then studying poetry and rhetoric, and thought that nothing could equal the beauties of the ancient poets, heard with a sort of indignation Mr. Farquharson say, that there were Erse poems equal in merit to the pieces of the ancients,... "
The poems of Ossian in the original Gaelic - Page xlix
by James Macpherson - 1807
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A Dissertation on the Authenticity of the Poems of Ossian

Sir John Sinclair - Scottish Gaelic poetry - 1806 - 232 pages
...thought that nothing could equal the beauties of the ancient poets, heard with a sort of indignation Mr. Farquharson say, that there were Erse poems equal in merit to the pieces of the ancients, whom he so much admired ; but when he saw Macpherson's translation, he began to think his indignation unjust,...
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The Poems of Ossian, Volume 1

1807
...thought that nothing could equal the beauties of the ancient poets, heard with a sort of indignation Mr. Farquharson say, that there were Erse poems equal in merit to the pieces of the ancients, whom he so much admired ; but when he saw Macpherson's translation, he began to think his indignation unjust,...
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The poems of Ossian, in the orig. Gaelic, with a tr. into Lat. by ..., Volume 1

Ossian - 1807
...thought that nothing could equal the beauties of the ancient poets, heard with a sort of indignation Mr. Farquharson say, that there were Erse poems equal in merit to the pieces of the ancients, whom he so much admired ; but when he saw Macphersou's translation, he began to think his indignation unjust,...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 4, Part 1

1808
...thought that nothing could equal the beauties of the ancient poets whom I was then reading ; I used with indignation to hear Mr. Farquharson say, that there...own collection, than I would otherwise have done." Here we have that kind of evidence in favour of Ossian, which the lawyers think of peculiar weight,...
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A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans...

James Browne - Clans - 1838
...that nothing could equal the beauties of the ancient poets, whom he was then reading. He says that he used with a sort of indignation, to hear Mr. Farquharson...equal in merit to the pieces of the ancients, whom he so much admired ; but when he saw the translation, he began to think his indignation unjust, and...
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