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Henry A. Beers

In 1760 appeared the first installment of MacPherson's “Ossian.”[1] Among those who received it with the greatest curiosity and delight was Gray, who had recently been helping Mason with criticisms on his “Caractacus,” published in 1759. From a letter to Walpole (June 1760) it would seem that the latter had sent Gray two manuscript bits of the as yet unprinted “Fragments,” communicated to Walpole by Sir David Dalrymple, who furnished Scotch ballads to Percy.

The history of English romanticism has its tragedy: the life and death of Thomas Chatterton—

                “The marvelous boy, 
    The sleepless soul that perished in his pride.”[1]

Up to the last decade of the eighteenth century the romantic movement in Great Britain had been self-developed and independent of foreign influence, except for such stimulus as it had found, once and again, in the writings of continental scholars like Sainte Palaye and Mallet. But now the English literary current began to receive a tributary stream from abroad. A change had taken place in the attitude of the German mind which corresponds quite closely to that whose successive steps we have been following. In Germany, French classicism had got an even firmer hold than in England.

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