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  1. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry:

    Reliques of Ancient English Poetry:

    Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, and other Pieces of our earlier Poets, (Chiefly of the Lyric kind.) [Together with] EVANS, Thomas. Old Ballads, Historical and Narrative. London: T. Evans, 1777.
    First editions. The dedication, though signed by Percy, was written by Samuel Johnson. Johnson had in fact offered to do much more, but the task of helping Percy select and annotate the material fell instead to Shenstone. "Most of Percy's contemporaries welcomed the Reliques as a powerful blast of fresh air. ‘Poetry has been absolutely redeemed by it', wrote Wordsworth (‘Essay supplementary to the preface', Lyrical Ballads, 1815, 3, 75). Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1765

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 73915

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