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Poem entitled 'Briara Fhinn ri Oscar', 22 March 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/15

Scope and Contents

Poem entitled 'Briara Fhinn ri Oscar' collected from Do'ul mac an t-Shaoir Do'ul mac Dhouil ic Thearlaich [Donald MacIntyre], catechist, Aird, Beinn na faothla Uist deas [Ă€ird, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'A mhic mo mhic se thui[r]t an righ, Oscar a righ nan og fhlath'. The poem is composed of twenty six lines. MacIntyre states that he 'Heard this 60 years ago from an old man John Mac Aonais (Iain og mac Fhionlai) [John MacInnes] an Smearcleit Uist D[eas] [Smeircleit/Smercleit]. This man had an extraordinary quantity of the best poetry of Oss[ian] but despised the rubbish which goes under that name. Died 40 years ago aged about 90.' A note written transversely over the text reads 'Copy sent to the Rev Mr Clerk Killmallie Manse the Jan[uar]y 6th 1869.'

Dates

  • 22 March 1867

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 88 folios ; 16.6 x 19.8 cm