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Percy Folio


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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry

Francis James Child (1825—1896) philologist and ballad scholar

Thomas Percy (1729—1811) writer and Church of Ireland bishop of Dromore

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A manuscript in mid‐17th‐cent. handwriting, the most important source of our ballad literature and the basis of Child's collection. From it T. Percy drew the ballads included in his Reliques. The Percy Folio was printed in its entirety by Hales and Furnivall in 1867–8.

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