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Letter signed by Hugh Blair, March 1763, referring to Macpherson

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Identifier: Coll-1405
Scope and Contents The letter signed by Hugh Blair to 'Dear Sir' (which may be his publisher, Becket, or De Hondt) expresses delight at the newly-published Temora which he thinks should boost sales of his own dissertation on Ossian. He writes that he has 'now Read Temora, from which I expect Ossian will reap additional Honour and You some profit. It is in Several respects Superior to Fingal; it is more full and particular, it is a more Complete Story'. he has learned too that 'the Sale...
Dates: 1763

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  • Repository: Edinburgh University Library Special Collections X
  • Names: Blair, Hugh, 1718-1800 (Church of Scotland Minister, Professor of Rhetoric) X
  • Names: MacPherson, James, 1736-1796 ('Ossian MacPherson' | writer) X