Who is James Macpherson

James 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.[citation needed]

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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  • Memeorandum: far right tugs at north dakota republican party (james macpherson / associated press)
  • Aaron_uk_mex: i'm blocked by: nicola sturgeon patrick harvie lorna slater stewart mcdonald deidre brock ben macpherson james dornan pete wishart susan aitken mhairi hunter at no point have i ever been abusive to any of them. scotland is no longer a country that welcomes open debate.
  • Drpragyaagarwal: staffa. fingal’s cave. the cave of melody. mendelssohn’s hebrides overture. james macpherson’s epic hero. setting foot on these basalt columns was magical.
  • Enough71364045: james macpherson..the voice of truth.
  • 2ndsuitorny: suitor slam! friday, august 6th at the x (inside the oakdale mall in johnson city, ny) james macpherson of the band bonsai trees will be making the trip down to open with a stellar acoustic set for you all! tickets are on sale and shipping now!
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Emily Dickinson Poem
Some things that fly there be
 by Emily Dickinson

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Some things that fly there be-
Birds-Hours-the Bumblebee-
Of these no Elegy.

Some things that stay there be-
Grief-Hills-Eternity-
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