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Fragments of Ancient Poetry By James MacPherson Son of the noble Fingal, Oscian, Prince of men what tears run down the cheeks of age what shades thy mighty soul
James Macpherson Gaelic Seumas Mac a Phearsain was a Scottish writer, poet, literary collector and politician, known as the translator of the Ossian cycle of epic poems.It was in 1761 that Macpherson claimed to have found an epic on the subject of the hero Fingal, written by Ossian The name Fingal or Fionnghall means white stranger His publisher, claiming that there was no market for these works except in English, required that they be translated He published translations of it during the next few years, culminating in a collected edition The Works of Ossian, in 1765 The most famous of these poems was Fingal.The poems achieved international success Napoleon and Thomas Jefferson were great fans and were proclaimed as a Celtic equivalent of the Classical writers such as Homer Many writers were influenced by the works, including the young Walter Scott In the German speaking states Michael Denis made the first full translation in 1768, inspiring the proto nationalist poets Klopstock and Goethe, whose own German translation of a portion of Macpherson s work figures prominently in a climactic scene of The Sorrows of Young Werther 1774.The poem was as much admired in Hungary as in France and Germany Hungarian J nos Arany wrote Homer and Ossian in response, and several other Hungarian writers Bar ti Szab , Csokonai, S ndor Kisfaludy, Kazinczy, K lcsey, Ferenc Toldy, and gost Greguss, were also influenced by it.
Fragments of Ancient Poetry By James MacPherson
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