Author:William Shaw

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William Shaw

Scottish Gaelic grammarian and lexicographer


  • An Analysis of the Gaelic Language (1778)
  • A Galic and English [and an English and Galic] Dictionary, containing all the Words in the Scottish and Irish Dialects of the Celtic that could be collected from the Voice and Old Books and MSS. (1780), in 2 vols.
  • An Enquiry into the Authenticity of the Poems ascribed to Ossian (1781)
  • A Rejoinder to an Answer from Mr. Clark on the subject of Ossian's Poems (1784)
  • Memoirs of the Life and Writings of … Dr. Samuel Johnson, containing many valuable Original Letters, and several interesting anecdotes, both of his literary and social connections. The whole authenticated by living evidence (anon.) (1785)
  • Suggestions respecting a Plan of National Education, with Conjectures on the probable Consequences of non-descript Methodism and Sunday Schools (1801)
  • The Life of Hannah More, with a Critical Review of her Writings. By the Rev. Sir Archibald MacSarcasm, bart. (1802).

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