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Selected Poetry of James Macpherson (1736-1796)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2004, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

It is night; I am alone, forlorn on the hills of storms.
        (The Songs of Selma, 24)
  1. The Songs of Selma (excerpt)

Biographical information

Given name: James
Family name: Macpherson
Birth date: 27 October 1736
Death date: 17 February 1796
Nationality: Scottish
Family relations
          father: Andrew Macpherson
          mother: Ellen Macpherson
          daughter: Juliet Brewster
Languages
          English
          Scottish
Education
          School at Badenoch
          King's College, Aberdeen: February 1753 to 1755
          Marischal College: 1755
          University of Edinburgh
Literary period: Augustan
Occupation: Tutor
Residences
          Belville, Badenoch, Invernes-sshire to 17 February 1796
          Fludyer Street, Westminster
          Manchester Buildings, London
          Norfolk Street, Strand
          Kingussie, Inverness-shire, Ruthven: 27 October 1736
          Moffat: 1759
Buried at: Westminster Abbey
First RPO edition: 1996-2000