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He publication of a new edition of Ossian's poems was indispensable, the former edition having been out of print some time since, and the calls for these poems so frequent that their present appearance may be looked upon as a sufficient apology for the publisher.
To enlarge upon the merits of the venerable bard is not in the
province of the publisher, a mere reference to the very copious dissertations on the poems of Ossian prefixed to this edition will
suffice the reader
the name of Ossian stands too highly con
spicuous in poetry, as to require any further commendation
who that admires poetry will listen with delight to the voice of
With regard to the exterior the publisher begs leave to state
that the same correctness will be found in this volume as in his
previous publications of the works of Moore, Sheridan, &c.
* See page 112.
favourable reception these works generally met may account for the present form of Ossian's poems answering in size the above.
Conscious of having spared nothing to render this publication likewise an acceptable one, the publisher refers it to the patronage of the public.
Leipsic, March, 1834.
Dr. Blair's critical dissertation on the poems of Ossian