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Reliques

OF

ANCIENT ENGLISH POETRY.

I NEVER heard the old song of Percie and Douglas, that I found not my heart moved more than with a trumpet; and yet ‘it' is sung but by some blinde crowder, with no rougher voice, than rude style; which beeing so evill apparelled in the dust and cobweb of that uncivill age, what would it work, trimmed in the gorgeous eloquence of Pindare !

SIR PHILIP SYDNEY'S DEFENCE OP POETRY.

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.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

EDWARD MOXON, DOVER STREET.

MDCCCXLIV.

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