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" I believe they never existed in any other form than that which we have seen. The editor, or author, never could shew the original; nor can it be shewn by any other; to revenge reasonable incredulity, by refusing evidence, is a degree of insolence, with... "
The poems of Ossian, in the orig. Gaelic, with a tr. into Lat. by R ... - Page 303
by Ossian - 1807
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A Journey to the Western Isles: Johnson's Scottish Journey

Samuel Johnson, Finlay J. Macdonald - Authors, English - 1983 - 207 pages
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Anfänge der englischen Romantik, 1740-1780: Heidelberger Vorlesungen

Jürgen Klein - Art, British - 1986 - 328 pages
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British Writers

Ian Scott-Kilvert - Authors, English - 1979 - 554 pages
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Samuel Johnson: Literature, Religion and English Cultural Politics from the ...

J. C. D. Clark, Jonathan Charles Douglas Clark - Biography & Autobiography - 1994 - 292 pages
...I believe they never existed in any other form than that which we have seen. The editor, or author, never could shew the original; nor can it be shewn...audacity is the last refuge of guilt. It would be easy to shew it if he had it; but whence could it be had? It is too long to be remembered, and the language...
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All the Sweets of Being: A Life of James Boswell

Roger Hutchinson - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 238 pages
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Telling Time: Clocks, Diaries, and English Diurnal Form, 1660-1785

Stuart Sherman - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 352 pages
...I believe they never existed in any other form than that which we have seen. The editor, or author, never could shew the original; nor can it be shewn by any other. . . . [The poems are] too long to be remembered, and the language formerly had nothing written. The...
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Acts of Union: Scotland and the Literary Negotiation of the British Nation ...

Leith Davis - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 240 pages
...other form than that which we have seen. The editor, or author, never could shew the original; not can it be shewn by any other ... to revenge reasonable...and stubborn audacity is the last refuge of guilt. (9: 118) Macpherson tried to convince William Strahan, the publisher of the Jon niey, to remove the...
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The Passion for Happiness: Samuel Johnson and David Hume

Adam Potkay - Philosophy - 2000 - 276 pages
...about promulgating his own doubts. In the Journey, he writes, "The editor, or author [ie, Macpherson] , never could shew the original; nor can it be shewn...and stubborn audacity is the last refuge of guilt" (118). His private reasoning on the matter is, however, still more sceptical. In talks with Boswell,...
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Practice to Deceive: The Amazing Stories of Literary Forgery's Most ...

Joseph Rosenblum - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 424 pages
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