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a new version is necessary, to give the English reader a just conception of the sublime effusions of the Celtic Bard. Deeply impressed with that idea, they have directed a new translation of the whole of the Poems, to be rendered into English, line for line, that it may be published with as little delay as possible.

On the whole, the Committee have endeavoured to execute the duty entrusted to them, in a manner which they hope will give satisfaction to the admirers of OSSIAN, and to the Public in general.

CONTENTS OF THE FIRST VOLUME.

DISSERTATION on the Authenticity of Ossian's Poems, by
Sir John Sinclair, Bart. containing
Introduction to the Work

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CHAPTER I.

A Statement of the Evidence adduced in behalf of the Authenticity of Ossian's Poems, with some Observations on the Objections which have been urged against their Authenticity

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CHAPTER II.

Account of the Gaelic Edition herewith printed, and the Circumstances which have hitherto prevented the Publication thereof; together with some Observations on the Beauties of the Poems of Ossian, as originally composed lxxxv A New Translation of the First Book of Fingal, with Notes, by the Rev. Thomas Ross

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A Translation from the Italian of the Abbé Cesarotti's Critical Observations on the First Book of Fingal, by John M'Arthur, LL. D. clxxxiv

APPENDIX.

No. I. Deposition by Captain John Macdonald of Breakish ccv No. II. Letter from the Rev. Mr. Rosing to Sir John Sinclair, accompanied by Extracts from Suhm's History of Denmark

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No. III. Account of the Indian Subscription
No. IV. Declaration by Captain Alex. Morison of Greenock

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No. V. Observations on the Two English Translations of the First Book of Fingal

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No. VI. A Scene from Ossian

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