Macpherson


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Macpherson

James. 1736--96, Scottish poet and translator. He published supposed translations of the legendary Gaelic poet Ossian, in reality largely his own work
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Macpherson was no longer a poor Highland laddie, but a man of world-wide fame.
The Irish first of all were jealous, for they said that Ossian was an Irish poet, that the heroes of the poems were Irish, and that Macpherson was stealing their national heroes from them.
Then in England people began to say that there never had been an Ossian at all, and that Macpherson had invented both the poems and all the people that they were about.
He read the poems and said that they were rubbish, such as any child could write, and that Macpherson had made them all up.
Johnson was far better known than Macpherson, most people agreed with him and believed that Macpherson had told a "literary lie," and that he had made up all the stories.
Johnson and Macpherson were very angry with and rude to each other.
The Macphersons were poor, but they saw that their son was clever, and they determined that he should be well taught.
Ian MacPherson faced two counts of attempted murder for the shootings.
The International Companion to James Macpherson and The Poems of Ossian.
Wheelchair user William MacPherson was fined after he admitted holding on to the car to be pulled along.
William MacPherson, the man in the wheelchair, was fined after he admitted holding on to the car to be pulled along.
Jay Macpherson and Melissa Dalgleish (editor); THE ESSENTIAL JAY MACPHERSON; Porcupine's Quill (Nonfiction: Poetry) 14.