Origin of Ossianic
Examples from the Web for ossianic
Historical Examples of ossianic
A servile imitation of an Ossianic lament, which appeared anonymously.
The melancholy of Novalis sought consolation in the Ossianic joy of grief.
Ossianic touches also occur in the poems that have been added to the fifth volume.
A number of Ossianic songs with the following titles: Die Nacht.
The entire Stimmung is Ossianic and Ossianic touches are not wanting, as when the poet says, ll.
1808, in reference to Oisin, name of a legendary Gaelic bard, literally "little fawn;" James Macpherson claimed to have collected and translated his works (1760-1763) under the name Ossian, and the poetic prose sparked a Celtic revival and fascination with the glamor of the lost world of the bards. The work turned out to be Macpherson's forgery, and the style later was regarded as bombastic, but the resulting swerve in European literature was real.