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Story about Father MacGregor reading Ossian to his catechist, c1892

Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/81

Scope and Contents

Story telling how Father MacGregor, Iocar [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] had been expounding biblical doctrines to his catechist Donald Macintire also known as Domhul Macdhomhuil ic Thearlaich [Dòmhnall mac Dhòmhnaill 'ic Theàrlaich or Donald MacIntyre] he picked up 'MacPherson's Gaelic Ossian' to read from it instead to which Donald remarked 'M'anamsa Dhia s e b annsa leinn!' ['Upon my soul, O God, but that were preferable to us!']


  • Creation: c1892

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 39 folios ; 13 x 19.7 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 15v, line 8 to folio 15v, line 17


Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol. II (Edinburgh, 1900), p. 379

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