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Percy, Thomas 1729-1811

Overview
Works: 830 works in 2,539 publications in 3 languages and 19,220 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Poetry  Juvenile works  Biography  History  Ballads  Introductions  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Librettist, Other, Honoree, Compiler, Recipient, Originator, Lyricist, Author of introduction, Collector
Classifications: PR1181, 821.04
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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 by Thomas Percy( Book )

382 editions published between 1790 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While visiting a friend, the writer and cleric Thomas Percy (1729-1811) noticed a neglected folio whose pages were being used by the maids to light the fire. Upon inspection, this manuscript was found to be a seventeenth-century collection of historical ballads. Following this discovery, Percy collected further ballads and songs from a number of sources, which he published in this three-volume work in 1765, although ultimately only a quarter of the texts he presented came from that original manuscript. Although this work proved to be incredibly popular, Percy's idiosyncratic editorial practices also received much criticism. The collection centres on historical ballads and romances, demonstrating the development of language, customs and traditions, to which Percy added contemporary ballads for his readers' enjoyment. Volume 3 includes ballads of Sir Gawain, King Arthur and St George and the Dragon, and contains the additions and corrections to all three volumes
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 some few of later date by Thomas Percy( Book )

105 editions published between 1745 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Percy's Reliques of ancient English poetry by Thomas Percy( Book )

40 editions published between 1876 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northern antiquities; or, An historical account of the manners, customs, religion and laws, maritime expeditions and discoveries, language and literature of the ancient Scandinavians by Paul Henri Mallet( Book )

61 editions published between 1847 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bishop Percy's folio manuscript. Ballads and romances by Thomas Percy( Book )

23 editions published between 1868 and 1968 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eger and Grime; a parallel-text edition of the Percy and the Huntington-Laing versions of the romance by György Éger( Book )

2 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boy's Percy : being old ballads of war, adventure and love by Thomas Percy( Book )

23 editions published between 1881 and 1929 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hermit of Warkworth : a Northumberland ballad, in three fits or cantos by Thomas Percy( Book )

63 editions published between 1771 and 1928 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reliques of ancient English poetry, consisting of old heroic ballads, songs, etc by Thomas Percy( Book )

32 editions published between 1857 and 2012 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loose and humorous songs, from Bishop Percy's folio manuscript by Thomas Percy( Book )

7 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramas, discourses, and other pieces by James Abraham Hillhouse( Book )

4 editions published between 1839 and 1970 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A key to the New Testament : giving an account of the several books, their contents, their authors, and of the times, places, and occasions on which they were respectively written by Thomas Percy( Book )

51 editions published between 1766 and 1841 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miscellaneous pieces relating to the Chinese by Thomas Percy( Book )

16 editions published between 1762 and 1987 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The regulations and establishment of the household of Henry Algernon Percy, the fifth earl of Northumberland, at his castles of Wresill and Lekinfield in Yorkshire. Begun anno Domini M.D.XII by Henry Algernon Percy Northumberland( Book )

8 editions published between 1827 and 1905 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sermon preached before the sons of the clergy : at their anniversary meeting, in the cathedral church of St. Paul, on Thursday, May 11, 1769. By Thomas Percy, M.A by Thomas Percy( )

12 editions published in 1769 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A key to the New Testament by Thomas Percy( Book )

17 editions published in 1790 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter describing the ride to Hulne Abbey from Alnwick in Northumberland by Thomas Percy( Book )

12 editions published between 1765 and 2005 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on the origin of the English stage, particularly on the historical plays of Shakspeare by Thomas Percy( )

14 editions published between 1793 and 2005 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Percy und William Shenstone : ein Briefwechsel aus der Entstehungszeit der Reliques of ancient English poetry by Thomas Percy( Book )

12 editions published between 1909 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Northern antiquities; or, An historical account of the manners, customs, religion and laws, maritime expeditions and discoveries, language and literature of the ancient Scandinavians
Alternative Names
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Percy, Thomas 1729-1811 Bp. of Dromore

Percy, Thomas 1729-1811 Obispo de Dromore

Percy, Thomas Bischof, Antiquar, Schriftsteller, Übersetzer 1729-1811

Percy, Thomas, Bp. of Dromore, 1729-1811

Percy, Thomas, Obispo de Dromore, 1729-1811

Percy (Thomas), Rev. Dr, 1729-1811

Thomas, Bishop of Dromore Percy

Thomas Percy, Bishop of Dromore

Thomas Percy Brits dichter (1729-1811)

Thomas Percy englischer Bischof von Dromore und Poet

Thomas Percy poeta e antiquario inglese

Перси, Томас

פרסי, תומס

توماس پرسی

トマス・パーシー司教

Languages
English (955)

German (15)

French (5)

Covers
Nineteenth-century literature criticism.