Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry

Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry

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RELIQUES OF ANCIENT ENGLISH POETRY:

CONSISTING OF OLD HEROIC BALLADS, SONGS,

AND OTHER PIECES OF OUR EARLIER POETS;

TOGETHER WITH SOME FEW OF LATER DATE.

BY THOMAS PERCY,

LORD BISHOP OF DROMORE.

EDITED BY J. V. PRICHARD.

Dedication.

TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

Elizabeth, Countess of Northumberland:

IN HER OWN RIGHT

BARONESS PERCY, LUCY, POYNINGS, FITZPAYNE, BRYAN, AND LATIMER.

MADAM,

     THOSE writers who solicit the protection of the noble and the

great are often exposed to censure by the impropriety of their

addresses: a remark that will perhaps be too readily applied to him

who, having nothing better to offer than the rude Songs of ancient

Minstrels, aspires to the patronage of the Countess of

Northumberland, and hopes that the barbarous productions of

unpolished ages can obtain the approbation or the notice of her, who

adorns courts by her presence, and diffuses elegance by her example.

     But this impropriety, it is presumed, will disappear, when it...

  • 18th-century
  • poetry
  • romantic

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