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THE

CELTIC MAGAZINE:

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DEVOTED TO THE

LITERATURE, HISTORY, ANTIQUITIES, FOLK LORE, TRADITIONS,

AND THE

SOCIAL AND MATERIAL INTERESTS OF THE CELT AT HOME AND ABROAD.

CONDUCTED BY

ALEXANDER MACKENZIE,

f Late Secretary of the Gaelic Society of Inverness),

AND

The Rev. ALEXANDER MACGREGOR, M.A.

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INVERNESS: A. & W. MACKENZIE, 2 Hamilton Place.

EDINBURGH: J. MENZIES & CO., AND MACLAUCHLAN & STEWART.

GLASGOW: WILLIAM LOVE.

1876.
All Rights Reserved.

PAGE.

Introduction ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1

Defence of Ossian against Macaulay—By the Rev. George Gilfillan ... ... 4

Mairi Laghach—An English Translation—By Professor Blackie ... ... 9

Celtic Literature—By Professor Morley ... ... ... ... ... 10

Plea for Planting in the Highlands—By Charles Fraser-Mackintosh, Esq., M.P. 12

Montrose at Inverlochy—A Poem—By Wm. Allan ... ... ... ... 15

Correspondence—Fraternal Greeting—By H. Gaidoz, Editor JUvue CeUique ... 17

Ossianic Controversy between J. F. Campbell of Islay and Dr Clark, Kilmallio 18

Do. do. between Hector Maclean of Islay and Dr Hately Waddell

—Parts First and Second ... ... ... ... 342, 372

Remnants of Gaelic Poetry—Seanachaidb, Nos. I. and II. ... ... 23,356

Highland Notes and Comments ... ... ... ... ... ... "26

The Sunset of the Year—A Poem—By D. K. Williamson ... ... ... 28

Gaelic Society Transactions —Keview ... ... ... ... ... 29

Kenlochewe Bard's Poems—Review ... ... ... ... ... 32

The State of the Ossanic Controversy—By the Rev. P. Hately Waddell, LL.D.

—Nos. I., II., and III 35, 67, 99

Highland Ceilidh—By Alastair Og—

I. Introduction and the Spell of Cadboll ... ... ... ... 40

II. Unpublished Gaelic Elegy on Bailie Hector of Dingwall; and the

Raid of Cilliechriost ... ... ... ... ... 80

III. Burning of Cilliechriost—A Poem—and a Daring Feat by Young

Glengarry in Eilean-Donnan Castle ... ... ... 136

IV. A Legend of Castle Urquhart and the'45 ... ... ... 186

V. Elopement of Barbara Grant of Grant with the " High Chief of

Kintail"—A Poem ... ... ... 214

VI. Legend of Glengarry Castle ; and a Gaelic Elegy to Whisky, by

Alastair Buidhe Mac lamhair (Alexander Campbell), the

Bard of Gairloch ... ... ... ... ... 245

VII. Conversation about the Bards; and the Muirthartach—Ossianic Poem 300
VIII. The Cummings and the Shaws of Badenoch—A Legend; and a

Gaelic Song by Alastair Buidhe ... ... ... ... 331

The Old Claymore—A Poem—By William Allan ... ... ... ... 49

Curiosities from the Burgh Court Records of Inverness—By Alex. Fraser ... 50

On Druidical Chants and Choruses—By Charles Mackay, LL.D. ... ... 57

On Visiting Druim-a-Liath—A Poem—By Principal Shairp of St Andrews ... 65

To Professor Blackie—A Lochaber Lilt—By "Nether-Lechaber" ... ... 71

General Sir Alan Cameron, K.C.B., Colonel of the 79th Cameron Highlanders—

A Biography—Chaps. I. to XXIX. 72,122,147,175, 203,231,291,312, 351, 384
Queries and Answers ... ... ... ... ... ... ...79,162

Can This be the Land ?—A Poem—By Wm. Allan ... 86

Highland Folk-Lore—By " Nether-Lochaber" ... ... ... ... 87

Imagination—A Poem-By D. R. Williamson ... ... ... ... 90

Lachlan Maokinnon, the Skye Bard—By Sgiathanach (the Rev. Alex.

Macgregor, M.A.) ... ... ... ... ... ... 91

Fingal—By Minnie Littlejohn ... ... ... ... ,., ... 95

Irish Land Statistics. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 105

New Year in the Old Style in the Highlands-By Knockfin ... ... 106

A Lament for the Late Mackintosh of Mackintosh -By Wm. Allan ... ... 112

The Game Laws—By Evan Mackenzie ... ... ... ... ... 113

A Remarkable Feudal Custom in Skye—By Syiathanach ... ... ... 119

Aryan Origin of the Celtic Race and Languages, and Logan's Scottish Gael ... 127

Song of the Summer Breeze—By D. R. Williamson ... ... ... 130

The Massacre of Glenooe- By the Rev, George Gil6Uan—Nos. I, and II. 131, 163

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