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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (Volume I)
Reliques of Ancient English Poetry - Volume I Author:Thomas Percy, Henry B. Wheatley (Editor) In the history of English literature no other collection of poetry has been as influential as Bishop Percy's well-known Reliques. It was a major document in the romanticism of the late 18th century, and it stood behind much of the most typical work of Coleridge, Wordsworth and Scott, to say nothing of scores of lesser poets. It was also an event... more » of enormous importance in the history of English folklore, for until modern times it remained the basic work for the study of early popular literature.
This present edition, which was prepared by the well-known British scholar Henry B. Wheatley, is the fullest and most scholarly edition of Percy's classic.
This volume is anunabridged, unaltered reproduction of the 1866 edition, consisting of old heroic ballads, songs, and other pieces of our earlier poets.« less