Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, Volume I (of 3) Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs and Other Pieces of Our Earlier Poets Together With Some Few of Later Date
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, Volume I (of 3) Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs and Other Pieces of Our Earlier Poets Together With Some Few of Later Date

By Thomas Percy
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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
  • CONTENTS OF VOLUME THE FIRST
    • ERRATA.
    • EDITOR'S PREFACE
  • GENERAL INTRODUCTION
    • The Minstrels.
    • Ballads and Ballad Writers.
    • Imitators and Forgers.
    • Authenticity of Certain Ballads
    • Preservers of the Ballads.
    • Life of Percy.
    • The Folio MS. and the "Reliques."
    • Ballad Literature since Percy.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE ELIZABETH, COUNTESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND; IN HER OWN RIGHT, BARONESS PERCY, LUCY, POYNINGS, FITZ-PAYNE, BRYAN, AND LATIMER.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • ADVERTISEMENT TO THE FOURTH EDITION.[58]
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • THE PREFACE
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • BOOK I.
    • I. THE ANCIENT BALLAD OF CHEVY CHASE.
      • THE FIRST FIT.[86]
      • THE SECOND FIT.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • THE FIRST FIT.[86]
    • THE SECOND FIT.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • II. THE BATTLE OF OTTERBOURNE.
      • THE ANCIENT BALLAD OF CHEVY CHASE.
      • IN THE BATTLE OF OTTERBOURNE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • THE ANCIENT BALLAD OF CHEVY CHASE.
    • IN THE BATTLE OF OTTERBOURNE.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • III. THE JEW'S DAUGHTER,
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • IV. SIR CAULINE.
      • THE FIRST PART.
      • PART THE SECOND.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • THE FIRST PART.
    • PART THE SECOND.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • V. EDWARD, EDWARD.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • VI. KING ESTMERE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • VII. SIR PATRICK SPENCE,
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • VIII. ROBIN HOOD AND GUY OF GISBORNE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • IX. AN ELEGY ON HENRY FOURTH EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND.
      • SKELTON LAUREAT UPON THE DOLORUS DETHE AND MUCH LAMENTABLE CHAUNCE OF THE MOOST HONORABLE ERLE OF NORTHUMBERLANDE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • SKELTON LAUREAT UPON THE DOLORUS DETHE AND MUCH LAMENTABLE CHAUNCE OF THE MOOST HONORABLE ERLE OF NORTHUMBERLANDE.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • X. THE TOWER OF DOCTRINE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • XI. THE CHILD OF ELLE,
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • XII. EDOM O' GORDON,
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • BOOK II. BALLADS THAT ILLUSTRATE SHAKESPEARE.
    • I. ADAM BELL, CLYM OF THE CLOUGH, AND WILLIAM OF CLOUDESLEY,
      • PART THE FIRST.
      • PART THE SECOND.
      • PART THE THIRD.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • PART THE FIRST.
    • PART THE SECOND.
    • PART THE THIRD.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • II. THE AGED LOVER RENOUNCETH LOVE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • III. JEPHTHAH JUDGE OF ISRAEL.
    • IV. A ROBYN JOLLY ROBYN.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • V. A SONG TO THE LUTE IN MUSICKE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • VI. KING COPHETUA AND THE BEGGAR-MAID
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • VII. TAKE THY OLD CLOAK ABOUT THEE,
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • VIII. WILLOW, WILLOW, WILLOW.
      • Part the Second.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • Part the Second.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • IX. SIR LANCELOT DU LAKE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • X. CORYDON'S FAREWELL TO PHILLIS,
    • XI. GERNUTUS THE JEW OF VENICE.
      • The First Part.
      • The Second Part.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • The First Part.
    • The Second Part.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • XII. THE PASSIONATE SHEPHERD TO HIS LOVE.
      • The Nymph's Reply.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • The Nymph's Reply.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • XIII. TITUS ANDRONICUS'S COMPLAINT.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • XIV. TAKE THOSE LIPS AWAY.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • XV. KING LEIR AND HIS THREE DAUGHTERS.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • XVI. YOUTH AND AGE,
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • XVII. THE FROLICKSOME DUKE, OR THE TINKER'S GOOD FORTUNE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • XVIII. THE FRIAR OF ORDERS GRAY.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • BOOK III.
    • I. THE MORE MODERN BALLAD OF CHEVY CHACE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • II. DEATH'S FINAL CONQUEST.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • III. THE RISING IN THE NORTH.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • IV. NORTHUMBERLAND BETRAYED BY DOUGLAS.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • V. MY MIND TO ME A KINGDOM IS.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • VI. THE PATIENT COUNTESS.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • VII DOWSABELL.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • VIII. THE FAREWELL TO LOVE.
    • IX. ULYSSES AND THE SYREN,
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • X. CUPID'S PASTIME.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • XI. THE CHARACTER OF A HAPPY LIFE.
    • XII. GILDEROY
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • XIII. WINIFREDA.
    • XIV. THE WITCH OF WOKEY
    • XV. BRYAN AND PEREENE,
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • XVI. GENTLE RIVER, GENTLE RIVER,
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • XVII. ALCANZOR AND ZAYDA,
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • APPENDIX I. AN ESSAY ON THE ANCIENT MINSTRELS IN ENGLAND.
    • AN ESSAY ON THE ANCIENT MINSTRELS IN ENGLAND.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS REFERRED TO IN THE FOREGOING ESSAY.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • APPENDIX II.
    • ON THE ORIGIN OF THE ENGLISH STAGE, &c.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • INDEX OF BALLADS AND POEMS IN THE FIRST VOLUME.
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