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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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Poems ... 'The battle of Ventry harbour', &c. From the Irish [by oral ...

Ossian - 1857
...argument, in this Dissertation, against the antiquity of the Irish poems is set forth in these words, — " Unluckily for the antiquities of Ireland, they appear to be the work of a very modern period. Every stanza, nay almost every line, afford striking proofs that they cannot be three centuries old. Their...
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James Macpherson: An Episode in Literature

John Semple Smart - Bards and bardism in literature - 1905 - 256 pages
...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 striking proofs that they cannot be three centuries old. Their...
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"Homer des Nordens" und "Mutter der Romantik": James Macphersons Ossian und ...

Wolf Gerhard Schmidt - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 1447 pages
...märchenhaft charakterisiert: 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 modem period. Every stanza, nay almost every line, affords striking proofs, that they cannot be three...
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Ossian and Ossianism: The poems of Ossian, Volume 2

Dafydd Moore - Celts in literature - 2004 - 600 pages
...IriUh poems, concerning Fan. 1 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 modem period. Every ftanza, nay almoft every line, affords (biking proofs, that they cannot be three...
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