The Sublime Savage: A Study of James Macpherson and the Poems of Ossian

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Contents
List of illustrationsvi
Acknowledgementsvii
Abbreviationsviii
Prologue1
1. Macpherson's Childhood in the Scottish Highlands6
2. Macpherson at the University of Aberdeen, 1752-175524
3. Macpherson's Early Poetry40
4. The Highlander61
5. The Death of Oscur77
6. Fragments of Ancient Poetry96
7. The Highland Tours113
8. Fingal133
9. Macpherson's Vision of Celtic Scotland151
10. The Response to Ossian163
Epilogue181
Surviving Gaelic Manuscripts collected by Macpherson184
Works by James Macpherson, including major editions of Ossian185
Index188

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Illustrations vi
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • Abbreviations viii
  • Prologue 1
  • Notes 4
  • Chapter One - Macpherson's Childhood in the Scottish Highlands 6
  • Notes 20
  • Chapter Two - Macpherson at the University of Aberdeen 1752-1755 24
  • Notes 37
  • Chapter Three - Macpherson's Early Poetry 40
  • Notes 58
  • Charter Four the Highlander 61
  • Notes 75
  • Chapter Five - The Death of Oscur 77
  • Notes 94
  • Chapter Six - Fragments of Ancient Poetry 96
  • Notes 111
  • Chapter Seven - The Highland Tours 113
  • Notes 129
  • Chapter Eight - Fingal 133
  • Notes 149
  • Chapter Nine - Macpherson's Vision of Celtic Scotland 151
  • Notes 160
  • Chapter Ten the Response to Ossian 163
  • Notes 178
  • Epilogue 181
  • Surviving Gaelic Manuscripts collected by James Macpherson 184
  • Index 188
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