Standard Name: Ossian


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Intertextuality and Influence Anne Grant
When it was printed, each of its five parts was headed with a prose Argument. In a style reminiscent of James Thomson (whose name is invoked
Grant, Anne. Poems on Various Subjects. Printed for the Author by J. Moir.
along with that of Ossian and others)...
Intertextuality and Influence Ann Hatton
This novel is well supplied with quotations: Macpherson 's Ossian on the title-page and Robert Blair (The Grave) to open the first volume, with Shakespeare and Milton for the succeeding volumes. It opens...
Intertextuality and Influence Jane Loudon
In prose the opening tale, Julia de Clifford, presents a well-meaning but thoughtless and impulsive heroine who progresses from dressing up as a ghost to scare the servants, to plunging her lover into despair...
Intertextuality and Influence Katharine Tynan
KT 's second poetry volume, Shamrocks (dedicated to William and Christina Rossetti ), was said to be one of the earliest attempts to make use of Ossianic material in Anglo-Irish poetry.
Boyd, Ernest. Ireland’s Literary Renaissance. Grant Richards.
Tynan, Katharine. Shamrocks. Kegan Paul, Trench.
Yeats, W. B. Letters to Katharine Tynan. Editor McHugh, Roger, Clonmore and Reynolds.
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Intertextuality and Influence Mrs Showes
This novel is far more conventional in plot than MS 's own. A heroine of mysterious origins discovers the truth about her birth, goes through many trials including threatened incest and madness, and achieves happy...
Textual Features Charlotte Brooke
CB took various steps to guard against association with the project of James Macpherson , whose Ossian ic poems which purported to be ancient Scottish works were more fabricated than adapted. She includes in her...


January 1762: James Macpherson published Fingal, an Ancient...

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January 1762

James Macpherson published Fingal, an Ancient Epic Poem, in Six Books., which purported to be the work of the ancient bard Ossian .

15 August 1773: James Macpherson dated the preface to his...

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15 August 1773

James Macpherson dated the preface to his second and final edition of The Poems of Ossian, published this year, which brings together all his Ossian ic writing.


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