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

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Index
Note. J. M. is used as an abbreviation for James Macpherson.
Aberdeen University, 20, 24-37, 44, 86, 153
Addison, Joseph, 65, 143
America, 181-2
Annual Register, 174
authenticity of J. M.'s work, 1-4, 79-85, 99, 124-6, 137, 163, 165-71
Badenoch ( J. M.'s home district),
childhood in, 12, 14-5, 17, 19-20
adult life in, 40-1, 61, 66, 123, 128, 183
death in, 6, 183
Balavil House ( Belleville), 6-7, 48, 183
bards,
in J. M.'s work, 92-3, 96, 105-6, 110, 142-5, 155-7
in Scottish Society, 13, 100, 111, 164
see also oral tradition, MacMhuirich Family
Beattie, James, 26, letter, 59n, 'Ode to Peace', 74, 'Epistle to Blacklock', 144
Belleville (Balavil House), 6-7, 48, 183
Benbecula, 117, 120, 121
Berkeley, George, Bishop of Cloyne, 29, 30
Bible, 1, 89-92, 102-3, 106, 107, 135, 174, 177, 178.
birth, 7
Blacklock, Rev. Thomas, 144
Collection of Original Poems, 42-3
Blackwell, Thomas, 26, 28-37, 65, 87, 155-6
Enquiry into the Life and Writings of Homer, 28, 30, 31, 35, 54, 135, 153
Memoirs of the Court of Augustus, 29
Blair, Hugh,
comments on J. M.'s work, 80, 107, 111, 128
controversy over authenticity, 168-70
Critical Dissertation on the Poems of Ossian, 172-5
influence on J. M., 66, 78-9, 96-7, 115-6, 157
preface to Fragments, 96-9, 135
Blake, William, 77, 177-8
Boleskine, 118
Book of the Dean of Lismore, The, 89, 90-1, 118, 142-3
Boswell, James, 7, 9, 53-4, 61-2, 171-2
Buchanan, G, Return Scoticarum Historia, 70, 152
Buonaparte, Napoleon, 2, 177
Burke, Edmund, Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and the Beautiful, 86, 174
Burt, Edward, 8, 15
Letters from a Gentleman in the North of Scotland, 8, 10, 13
Bute, Earl of, 117, 134-5, 166-7, 181
Camelford, Member of Parliament for, 182
Campbell, J.F., 81, 119, 120, 125-7, 171
Leabhar na Féinne, 3, 63, 126
Popular Tales of the West Highlands, 13, 119
Carlyle, Alexander, 43, 78-9, 114, 157
Carte Papers, 182
Celtic heroes, see heroes
Cesarotti, Abbe, 163, 171

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Table of contents

  • 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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