Who is James MacphersonJames Macpherson (Gaelic: Seumas MacMhuirich or Seumas Mac a' Phearsain; 27 October 1736 – 17 February 1796) was a Scottish writer, poet, literary collector and politician, known as the "translator" of the Ossian cycle of epic poems. He was the first Scottish poet to gain an international reputation.
Early life Macpherson was born at Ruthven in the parish of Kingussie in Badenoch, Inverness-shire. In the 1752-3 session, he was sent to King's College, Aberdeen, moving two years later to Marischal College (the two institutions later became the University of Aberdeen); it is also believed that he attended classes at the University of Edinburgh as a divinity student in 1755–56. During his years as a student, he ostensibly wrote over 4,000 l...
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James Macpherson Poems
- Fragments Of Ancient Poetry, Fragment Vi
Son of the noble Fingal, Oscian,
Prince of men! what tears run down
the cheeks of age? what shades thy
mighty soul? ...
- Fragments Of Ancient Poetry, Fragment Ix
Thou askest, fair daughter of the
isles! whose memory is preserved
in these tombs? The memory of Ronnan
the bold, and Connan the chief of ...
- Fragments Of Ancient Poetry, Fragment Ii
I sit by the mossy fountain; on the
top of the hill of winds. One tree is
rustling above me. Dark waves roll
over the heath. The lake is troubled ...
- Fragments Of Ancient Poetry, Fragment X
It is night; and I am alone, forlorn
on the hill of storms. The wind is
heard in the mountain. The torrent
shrieks down the rock. No hut receives ...
- Fragments Of Ancient Poetry, Fragment Xiii
[Footnote: This is the opening of the epic poem mentioned in the preface. The two following fragments are parts of some episodes of the same work.]
Cuchlaid sat by the wall; by the
tree of the rustling leaf. ...
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- Hassandeeb8812: fiona is a feminine given name. the name is associated with the gaelic traditions of ireland and scotland (through the poetry of james macpherson), but has also become popular in england
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- Quairbooks: james imray's 1799 edition of the famous gaelic forgery by james macpherson, the poems of ossian (glasgow: printed by chapman and lang, for j. imray, bookseller): “embellished with superb engravings”
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