Scope and Contents
Unfinished essay entitled 'The Bards and Bardism of the Highlands', written by Alexander Carmichael over several sessions. Carmichael makes comparisons between noted Gaelic poets such as William Ross [Uilleam Ros] and Alasdair mac Mhaighstir Alasdair [Alexander MacDonald] and Robert Burns and Lord Byron. He asserts that some of the finest poetry written in English has come from the Gaelic tradition. He refers to the importance of poetry in society citing the loss of Gaelic manuscripts by...
16 October 1865