Talk:William Ogilvie of Pittensear

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Not at all finalised, especially references - will return in 24hrs


I refer you to the first quote in section "Ogilvie's life". The one beginning: "The facts known about Ogilvie’s life are exceedingly scanty,...". Near the end there exists the words "should of". I believe it should be "should have". I do not have access to the source, so I would like to know if this quote is accurate? Tedd-the-Tiger (talk) 16:51, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Let me clarify for you ...
We, therefore, should as soon think of separating the man Isaiah from the Book of Isaiah, as we should [think] of separating the man Ogilvie from the book of Ogilvie
... the second clause is parallel to the first; the word should definitely be "of", not "have". The quote is accurate and grammatical. -- Derek Ross | Talk 20:43, 29 December 2009 (UTC)


Who is the author of this quote? This seems misleading, since it was Carlyle, not Ogilvie:

"The widow is gathering nettles for her children's dinner; a perfumed seigneur, delicately lounging in the Œil de Bœuf, hath an alchemy whereby he will extract from her the third nettle, and call it rent.[19]"

Whomyl (talk) 08:23, 14 August 2015 (UTC)