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" Reverend Dr. Stuart, minister of Luss, knew an old highlander in the isle of Skye, who repeated to him for three successive days, and during several hours each day, without hesitation, and with the utmost rapidity many thousand lines of ancient poetry,... "
The poems of Ossian in the original Gaelic - Page lviii
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
...many years, it would not be easy to adduce stronger proofs of the existence of any MSS. which now, there is too much reason to apprehend, is irretrievably...spring and winter before he rose in the morning.* Dr. Eraser, minister of Inverary, often heard a Mr. Nicholson, minister in Skye, repeating for hours together...
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The Poems of Ossian, Volume 1

1807
...many years, it would not be easy to adduce stronger proofs of the existence of any MSS. which now, there is too much reason to apprehend, is irretrievably...spring and winter before he rose in the morning.* Dr. Eraser, minister of Inverary, often heard a Mr. Nicholson, minister in Skye, repeating for hours together...
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The poems of Ossian, in the orig. Gaelic, with a tr. into Lat. by ..., Volume 1

Ossian - 1807
...genuine impressions of his own mind. VI. That these Poems were preserved by oral Tradition. dred to two hundred Gaelic poems of different lengths and...Skye, repeating for hours together some of Ossian's poems. f And the Reverend Dr. Stuart, minister of Luss, whose highly respectable character, and uncommon...
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A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans...

James Browne - Clans - 1838
...differing in length and in number of verses ; and that he had learned them from an old man about eighty years of age, who sung them for years to his father,...spring and winter before he rose in the morning.* The late Reverend Dr. Stuart, minister of Luss, knew an old highlander in the isle of Skye, who repeated...
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A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans, Volume 1

James Browne - Clans - 1849
...differing in length and in number of verses ; and that he had learned them from an old man about eighty years of age, who sung them for years to his father,...and in the spring and winter before he rose in the moming.* The late Reverend Dr. Stuart, minister of Luss, knew an old Highlander in the isle of Skye,...
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Temple Bar, Volume 4

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - English periodicals - 1862
...number of verses ; and that he bad learned them from an old man about eighty years of age who sang them for years to his father, when he went to bed...spring and winter before he rose in the morning." The late Rev. Dr. Stuart, minister of Luss, knew " an old Highlander in the Isle of Skye who repeated...
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Temple Bar, Volume 4

1862
...in number of verses; and that he had learned them from an old man about eighty years of age who sang them for years to his father, when he went to bed...spring and winter before he rose in the morning." The late Rev. Dr. Stuart, minister of Luss, knew " an old Highlander in the Isle of Skye who repeated...
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A Summer in Skye, Volume 1

Alexander Smith - Highland Region (Scotland) - 1865
...in number of verses ; and that he learned them from an old man about eighty years of age, who sang them for years to his father when he went to bed at...spring and winter before he rose in the morning." The late Dr Stuart, minister of Luss, knew " an old Highlander in the Isle of Skye, who repeated to...
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In Defence of Ossian: Being a Summary of the Evidence in Favour of the ...

Keith Norman Macdonald - 1906 - 73 pages
...length and in number of verses, and that he learned them from an old man about 80 years of age, who sang them for years to his father when he .went to bed...spring and winter before he rose in the morning." The late Dr. Stewart minister of Luss, knew an old Highlander in the Isle of Skye, who repeated to...
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Temple Bar, Volume 4

1862
...number of verses ; and that he had learned them from an old man about eighty years of age who sang them for years to his father, when he went to bed...spring and winter before he rose in the morning." The late Rev. Dr. Stuart, minister of Luss, knew " an old Highlander in the Isle of Skye who repeated...
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