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The Modern Scottish Minstrel; or, The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century - Volume II (Dodo Press)

ISBN13: 9781406573879
ISBN: 1406573876
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $17.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Published Date:
Pages: 352

"The suspicion which arose in regard to the authenticity of Ossian, subsequent to his appearance in the pages of Macpherson, has unjustly excited a misgiving respecting the entire poetry of the Gael. With reference to the elder poetry of the Highlands, it has now been established that at the period of the Reformation, the natives were engrossed with the lays and legends of Bards and Seanachies, of which Ossian, Caoillt, and Cuchullin were the heroes. These romantic strains continued to be preserved and recited with singular veneration. "