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Reliques of ancient English poetry : consisting of old heroic ballads, songs, and other pieces of our earlier poets, with some of later date, not included in any other edition, to which is now added a supplement of many curious historical and narrative ballads reprinted from rare copies with a copious glossary and notes / collected by Thomas Percy.

Percy, Thomas (Author).
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Robertson Library PR1181.P5 1860 37348002068591 SPEC-PROV Available -
Subject: Ballads, English.
English poetry > Early modern, 1500-1700.
Romances, English > History and criticism.

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  • Physical Description: L, [51]-558 p : ills. ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : T. F. Bell, 1860.

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General Note: With an Essay on the ancient minstrels in England ([ix]-xxii).
Bibliography, etc. Note: Glossary: p.543-558.
Formatted Contents Note: Essay on the Ancient Minstrels In England -- Series the First -- The Ancient Ballad of Chevy-Chase -- The Battle of Otterbourne -- Illustration of the Names In the Foregoing Ballads -- The Jew’s Daughter: a Scottish Ballad -- Sir Cauline -- Edward, Edward: a Scottish Ballad -- King Estmere -- On the Word Termagant -- Sir Patrick Spence: a Scottish Ballad -- Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne -- An Elegy on Henry, Fourth Earl of Northumberland / Skelton -- The Tower of Doctrine / Stephen Hawes -- The Child of Elle -- Edom (Adam) o’Gordon: a Scottish Ballad -- Essay on the Origin of the English Stage -- Adam Bell, Clym O’ the Clough, and William of Cloudesly -- The Aged Lover Renounceth Love -- Jepthah, Judge of Israel -- A Robyn, Jolly Robyn -- A Song to the Lute In Musicke -- King Cophetua and the Beggar-Maid -- Take Thy Old Cloak About Thee -- Willow, Willow, Willow -- Sir Lancelot du Lake -- Corydon’s Farewell to Phillis -- The Ballad of Constant Susannah -- Gernutus, the Jew of Venice -- The Passionate Shepherd to His Love / Marlow -- The Nymph’s Reply / Sir W. Raleigh -- Titus Andronicus’s Complaint -- Take Those Lips Away -- King Leir and His Three Daughters -- Youth and Age / Shakespeare -- The Frolicksome Duck, or the Tinker’s Good Fortune -- The Friar of Orders Gray -- The More Modern Ballad of Chevy Chase -- Illustration of the Northern Names -- Death’s Final Conquest / James Shirley -- The Rising In the North -- Northumberland Betrayed / Douglas -- My Mind to Me a Kingdome is -- The Patient Countess / W. Warner -- Dowsabell / Drayton -- The Farewell to Love / Beaumont and Fletcher -- Ulysses and the Syren / S. Daniel -- Cupid’s Pastime / Davison -- The Character of a Happy Life / Sir H. Wotton -- Gilderoy: a Scottish Ballad -- Winifreda -- The Witch of Wokey -- Bryan and Pereene: a West India Ballad / Dr. Grainger -- Gentle River, Gentle River: Translated From Spanish -- Alcanzar and Zayda: a Moorish Tale --
Series the Second -- Richard of Almaigne -- On the Death of King Edward I -- An Original Ballad / Chaucer -- The Tournament of Tottenham -- For the Victory At Agincourt -- The Not-Browne Mayd -- A Balet / Earl Rivers -- Cupid’s Assault / Lord Vaux -- Sir Aldingar -- The Gaberlunzie Man: Scottish / King James V. -- On Thomas Lord Cromwell -- Harpalus: An Ancient English Pastoral -- Robin and Makyne: An Ancient Scottish Pastoral -- Gentle Herdsman, Tell to Me -- King Edward IV and the Tanner of Tamworth -- As Ye Came From the Holy Land -- Hardyknute: a Scottish Fragment / Sir J. Bruce -- A Ballad of Luther, the Pope, a Cardinal, and a Husbandman -- John Anderson My Jo: a Scottish Song -- Little John Nobody -- Queen Elizabeth’s Verses, While Prisoner at Woodstock -- The Heir At Linne -- Gascoigne’s Praise of the Fair Bridges, Afterwards Lady Sandes -- Fair Rosamond / Thomas Delone -- Queen Eleanor’s Confession -- the Sturdy Rock -- The Beggar’s Daughter of Bednal Green -- An Essay on the Word Fit, and the Ancient Ballad Singing -- Fancy and Desire / the Earl of Oxford -- Sir Andrew Barton -- Lady Anne Bothwell’s Lament: a Scottish Song -- The Murder of the King of Scots -- A Sonnet / Queen Elizabeth -- The King of Scots and And. Browne / W. Elderton -- The Bonny Earl of Murray: a Scottish Song -- Young Waters: a Scottish Song -- Mary Ambree -- Brave Lord Willoughby -- Victorious Men of Earth / James Shirley -- The Winning of Cales -- The Spanish Lady’s Love -- Argentile and Curan / W. Warner -- Corin’s Fate -- Jane Shore -- Corydon’s Doleful Knell -- Essay on the Metre of Pierce Plowman’s Visions -- The Complaint of Conscience -- Plain Truth and Blind Ignorance -- The Wandering Jew -- The Lye / Sir W. Raleigh -- Verses (viz. Two Sonnets) / King James I -- King John and the Abbot of Canterbury -- You Meaner Beauties / Sir H. Wotton -- The Old and Young Courtier -- Sir John Suckling’s Campaigne -- To Althea From Prison / Col. Lovelace -- The Downfall of Charing Cross -- Loyalty Confined / Sir Roger L’Estrange -- Verses / King Charles I -- The Sale of Rebellious Household Stuff -- The Baffled Knight, or Lady’s Policy -- Why So Pale? / Sir John Suckling -- Old Tom of Bedlam: Mad Song the First -- The Distracted Puritan: Mad Song the Second -- The Lunatic Love: Mad Song the Third -- The Lady Distracted with Love: Mad Song the Fourth -- The Distracted Lover: Mad Song the Fifth -- The Frantic Lady: Mad Song the Sixth -- Lilli-Burlero / Lord Wharton -- The Braes of Yarrow: In Imitation of the Ancient Scottish Manner / W. Hamilton -- Admiral Hosier’s Ghost / Mr. Glover -- Jemmy Dawson / Mr. Shenstone --
Series the Third -- Essay on the Ancient Metrical Romances -- The Boy and the Mantle -- The Marriage of Sir Gawaine -- King Ryenee’s Challenge -- King Arthur’s Death: A Fragment -- The Legend of King Arthur -- A Dyttie to Hey Downe -- Glasgerion -- Old Robin of Portingale -- Child Waters -- Phillida and Corydon / Nic. Breton -- Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard -- The Ew-bughts Marion: A Scottish Song -- The Knight and the Shepherd’s Daughter -- The Shepherd’s Address to his Muse / N. Breton -- Lord Thomas and Fair Ellinor -- Cupid and Campaspe / John Lilye -- The Lady turned Serving Man -- Gil (Child Morrice): A Scottish Ballad -- The Legend of Sir Guy -- Guy and Amarant / Sam Rowlands -- The Auld Good-man: A Scottish Song -- Fair Margaret and Sweet William -- Barbara Allen’s Cruelty -- Sweet William’s Ghost: A Scottish Ballad -- Sir John Grehme and Barbara Allen: Ditto -- The Bailiff’s Daughter of Islington -- The Willow Tree: A Pastoral Dialogue -- The Lady’s Fall -- Waly, Waly, Love be bonny: A Scottish Song -- The Bride’s Burial -- Dulcina -- The Lady Isabella’s Tragedy -- A Hue and Cry after Cupid / Ben Johnson -- The King of France’s Daughter -- The Sweet Neglect / Ben Johnson -- The Children in the Wood -- A Lover of Late was I -- The King and the Miller of Mansfield -- The Shepherd’s Resolution / G. Wither -- Queen Dido, or the Wandering Prince of Troy -- The Witches Song / Ben Johnson -- Robin Good-fellow -- The Fairy Queen -- The Fairies Farewell / Dr. Corbet -- The Birth of St. George -- St. George and the Dragon -- Love will Find out the Way -- Lord Thomas and Fair Annet: A Scottish Ballad -- Unfading beauty Thomas Carew -- George Barnwell -- The Stedfast Shepherd / George Wither -- The Spanish Virgin; or the Effects of Jealousy -- Jealousy, Tyrant of the Mind / Dryden -- Constant Penelope -- To Lucasta, on Going to the Wars / Col. Lovelace -- Valentine and Ursine -- The Dragon of Wantley -- St. George for England: The First Part -- St. George for England: The Second Part / J. Grubb -- Margaret’s Ghost / David Mallet -- Lucy and Colin / Tho. Tickell -- The Boy and the Mantle: Revised, &c. -- The Ancient Fragment of the Marriage of Sir Gawaine -- Hermit of Warkworth --
Addenda -- Robin Hood’s Death and Burial -- Lord Soulis -- The Frere and the Boye -- Kempton -- The Demon Lover -- How a Merchande dyd hys Wyfe Betray -- Fause Foodrage -- Sir Agilthorn -- The Life and Death of Tom Thumbe -- The Eve of St. John -- Frennet Hall -- The Lovers’ Quarrel; or, Cupid’s Triumph -- Katharine Janfarie -- How the Wise Men taught his Son -- Barthram’s Dirge -- Borthwick’s Decree -- Sir Gillum of Mydeltoun -- The Death of King Malcolme -- The Slaughter of the Bishop -- The Outlandish Knight -- Cochrane’s Bonny Grizzy -- Young Ratcliffe -- The Fair Flower of Northumberland -- Syr John le Sprynge -- Lady Jean -- Sir Richard Whittington’s Advancement -- Life and Death of Richard the Third -- The Doleful Death of Queen Jane -- The Honour of a London Prentice -- The Story of Ill May-day -- Johnie of Breadislee -- The Dowie Dens of Yarrow -- Belted Will.

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