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" Their allufions to the manners and cuftoms of the fifteenth century, are fo many, that it is matter of wonder to me, how any one could dream of their antiquity. "
The Works of Ossian, the Son of Fingal - Page xxviii
1765
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The Poems of Ossian, Volume 2

1773 - 468 pages
...have juft now, in my hands, all that remain, of thofe compo2 fuions ; POEMS of OSSIA N. 265 (itions ; but, unluckily for the antiquities of Ireland, they...the manners and cuftoms of the fifteenth century, arc fo many, that it is matter of wonder to me, how any one could dream of their antiquity. They are...
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The Poems of Ossian, Volume 2

1785
...Irifh poems, concerning Fion. I have juft now, in my hands, all that remain, of thofe compo2 fitions; but, unluckily for the antiquities of Ireland, .they...proofs, that they cannot be three centuries old. Their aUufions to the manners and cuftqms of the fifteenth century, are fo many, that it is matter of wonder...
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The Poems of Ossian, Volume 2

Scottish Gaelic poetry - 1790
...Irifh poems, concerning Fion. I have juil now in my hands, all that remain, of thofc compofitions ; but, unluckily for the antiquities of Ireland, they...appear to be the work of a very modern period. Every ftanza,.nay almoft every line affords ftriking proofs, that they cannot be three centuries old. Their...
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The poems of Ossian, tr. by J. Macpherson, Volume 4

Ossian - 1801
...Irifh poems, concerning Fion. I have juft now, in my hands , all that remain , of thofe compofitions ; but , unluckily for the antiquities of Ireland, they...appear to be the work of a very modern period. Every tfanza, nay alnioft every line, affords Ariking proofs , that they cannot be three centuries old. Their...
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The Poems of Ossian, Volume 4

1801
...appear to be the •work of a very modern period. Every Aanza, nay almoft every line, affords linking proofs , that they cannot be three centuries old-. Their allufions to the manners and cuAoms of the fifteenth century , are lo many , that it is matter of wonder to me, how any one could...
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The poems of Ossian, tr. by J. Macpherson. To which are prefixed ..., Volume 1

Ossian - 1805
...Irish poems concerning Fion. I have just now in ray hands, all that remain of those compositions , but, unluckily for the antiquities of Ireland, .they...appear to be the work of a very modern period. Every stanza, nay almost every line, affords striking proofs that they cannot be three centuries old. Their...
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The poems of Ossian, tr. by J. Macpherson. Blair's critical ..., Volume 1

Ossian - 1806
...Irish poems, concerning Fion. I have just now, in my hands, all that remain of those compositions ; but, unluckily for the antiquities of Ireland, they...appear to be the work of a very modern period. Every stanza, nay almost every line, affords strike ing proofs, that they cannot be three centuries old....
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The Poems of Ossian, Volume 2

Hugh Campbell - 1822 - 700 pages
...poems concerning Fion. I have just• now, in my hands, all that remain, of those compositions; buti unluckily for the antiquities of Ireland, they appear to be the work of aa very modern period. Every stanza, nay almost every line, affords striking proofs, that they cannot...
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The Claims of Ossian Examined and Appreciated: an Essay on the Scottish and ...

Edward Davies - Celtic poetry - 1825 - 327 pages
...just now, in my hands, all that remain of " those compositions; but, unluckily for the anti" quities of Ireland, they appear to be the work of " a very modern period. Every stanza, nay, almost " every line, affords striking proofs, that they " cannot be three centuries old.—It...
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Ancient Irish Minstrelsy

William Hamilton Drummond - English poetry - 1852 - 292 pages
...compositions," and then he boasts that he has in his hands all that remain of the lays 6f the bards;" but that " unluckily for the antiquities of Ireland, they appear to be the work of a very modern period—they are entirely written in the romantic taste which prevailed two ages ago. Giants, enchanted...
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