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PREFACE BY THE EDITOR.

The Reliques of Bishop Percy have for a century been favourites with all lovers of ancient poetry and of English literature ; and as they were among the chief friends of my boyhood, it has been a great pleasure to me, in advanced manhood, to help in giving to the world a popular edition of them. I have added a few brief foot-notes, where the Author's meaning, or a passing allusion, seemed obscure ; and the Glossaries to each of the three original volumes have been drafted into one in this edition. Those of the “ Reliques” which are to be found also in Percy's “Folio Manuscript” have been duly noted; and I have prefixed to the volume a new biography of the venerable author himself.

E. WALFORD.

HAMPSTEAD, N.W.

Sept. 1883.

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DEDICATION, .
ADVERTISEMENT TO THE FOURTH EDI.

TION,. . . .
THE AUTHOR'S PREFACE,
LIFE OF BISHOP PERCY, .
BALLADS, . . . . .
PREFACE TO THE PRESENT Edition, .
AN ESSAY ON THE ANCIENT MINSTRELS

IN ENGLAND, · · · · ·

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SERIES THE FIRST. Book I. 1. The Ancient Ballad of Chevy.

Chase, .
2. The Battle of Otterbourne,. . 45
3. The Jew's Daughter. A Scottish

Ballad, . . . . .
4. Sir Cauline, . .
5. Edward, Edward. A Scottish

Ballad, . . . . .
6. King Estmere,
7. Sir Patrick Spence. A Scottish

Ballad, . . .
8. Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne,
9. An Elegy on Herry, Fourth Earl

of Northumberland, by Skelton, 68 10. The Tower of Doctrine, by

Stephen Hawes, · · · 73 11. The Child of Elle, 12. Edom of Gordon. A Scottish

Ballad, . . . . . 73 Cook II. BALLADS THAT ILLUSTRATE SHAKESPEARB

On the Origin of the English Stage, 81 1. Adam Bell, Clym of the Clough,

and William of Cloudesly, . 95

PAGB 2. The Aged Lover renounceth

Love, . . . . . 105 3. Jephthah, Judge of Israel, . . 106 4. A Robyn Jolly Robyn, . . 5. A Song to the Lute in Musicke, 107 6. King Cophetua and the Beggar

Maid, . : :: : 7. Take thy Old Cloak about

thee, . :.... 8. Willow, Willow, Willow, . 9. Sir Lancelot Du Lake, . . 113 10. Corydon's Farewell to Phillis, . 115 11. Gernutus, the Jew of Venice, . 115

. 12. The Passionate Shepherd to his

Love, by Marlow, . . .
The Nymph's Reply, by Sir

W. Raleigh, . . . . 13. Titus Andronicus's Complaint, . 14. Take those Lips away, . . 15. King Leir and his Three Daugh.

ters, . . . . . . 122 16. Youth and Age, by Shakespeare, 125 17. The Frolicksome Duke, or the

Tinker's Good Fortune, . . 125 18. The Friar of Orders Gray,. . 127

Book III.-
1. The more Modern Ballad of

Chevy-Chase, . . . . 130 2. Death's Final Conquest, . . 135 3. The Rising in the North, . . 135 4. Northumberland betrayed by

Douglas, . . . . . 138 5. My Mind to me a Kingdom is, . 142 6. The Patient Countess, by W.

Warner, . . . . . 143 7. Dowsabell, by Drayton, . • 145 PAGE 8. The Farewell to Love, from Beau

mont and Fletcher,. . . 147 9. Ulysses and the Syren, by S.

Daniel, . . . . . 147 10. Cupid's Pastime, by Davidson, . 149 11. The Character of a Happy Life,

by Sir H. Wotton, . . . 150 12. Gilderoy. A Scottish Ballad, . 150 13. Winifreda, . . . . . 151 14 The Witch of Wokey,. . . 15. Bryan and Pereene. A West

Indian Ballad, by Dr. Grainger, 153 16. Gentle River, Gentle River.

Translated from the Spanish,. 154 17. Alcanzor and Zayda, a Mocrish

Tale, · · · · · 155

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PAGE 4. Queen Elizabeth's Verses while

Prisoner at Woodstock, . . 198 5. The Heir of Linne, . . . 199 6. Gascoigne's Praise of the Fair

Bridges, afterwards Lady

Sandes, . . . . . 202 7. Fair Rosamond. By Thomas

Delone, . . . . . 203 8. Queen Eleanor's Confession, . 207 9. The Sturdy Rock, . . . 10. The Beggar's Daughter of Belo

nall Green, . . . . 11. Fancy and Desire, by the Earl of Oxford,

. . . 12. Sir Andrew Barton, . 13. Lady Anne Bothwell's Lament.

A Scottish Song, . . . 14. The Murder of the King of Scots, 224 15. A Sonnet by Queen Elizabeth, 225 16. The King of Scots and Andrew

Browne, by W. Elderton, .226 17. The Bonny Earl of Murray. A

Scottish Song, . . 228 18. Young Waters. A Scottish Song, 19. Mary Ambree, . . . . 20. Brave Lord Willoughby, . . 21. Victorious men of Earth, by

James Shirley, . . . 233 22. The Winning of Cales, . . 23. The Spanish Lady's Love, 24. Argentile and Curan, by W.

Warner, . . . . . 25. Corin's Fate, . . . . 242 26. Jane Shore, 27. Corydon's Dolesul Knell, . .

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SERIES THE SECOND. Book I.

1. Richard of Almaigne, . . . 157 2. On the Death of King Edward

the First, . . . . . 158 3. An Original Ballad by: Chaucer, 4. The Turnament of Tottenham, . 5. For the Victory at Agincourt, • 165 6. The Not-browne Mayd, . . 166 7. A Ballad by the Earl Rivers. . 121 8. Cupid's Assault, by Lord Vaux, 171 9. Sir Aldingar, . . . . 10. The Gaberlunzie Man, a Scottish

Song, by King James V., . 176 11. On Thomas, Lord Cromwell, . 177 12. Harpalus. An ancient English

Pastoral, . . . . . 179 13. Robin and Makyne. An an

cient Scottish Pastoral, . . 14. Gentle Herdsman, tell to me, . 183 15. King Edward IV. and the Tanner

of Tamworth,. . . . 16. As ye came from the Holy

Land, . . . . . 187 17. Hardyknute. A Scottish Frag

ment, . . . . . 188

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Book III.-

1. The Complaint of Conscience, 247 2. Plain Truth and Blind Ignor

ance, . . . . . 250 3. The Wandering Jew, . . . 252 4. The Lye, by Sir Walter Raleigh, 254 5. Verses by King James I., . . 6. King John and the Abbot of

Canterbury, . . . . 257 7. You Meaner Beauties, by Sir H.

Wotton, . . . . . 8. The Old and Young Courtier, . 260 9. Sir John Suckling's Campaign, . 262 10. To Althea from Prison, by Col.

Lovelace, . . . . 263 11. The Downfall of Charing Cross, 263

Cork II.
1. A Ballad of Luther, the Pope,

a Cardinal, and a Husband

man, . . . . . 194 2. John Anderson my Jo. A Scot

tish Song, . . . . 196 3. Little John Nobody, . . . 196

CONTENTS.

9. The Willow Tree. Å Pastorai

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SERIES THE THIRD.

Bock I. Poems on KING ARTHUR-

On the Ancient Metrical Ro.

mances, .. . . . . 285

1. The Boy and the Mantle, . . 296

2. The Marriage of Sir Gawaine, . 299

3. King Ryence's Challenge, . .
4. King Arthur's Death. A Frag.

ment, . . . . . 305
5. The Legend of King Arthur, .
6. A Dyttie to Hey Downe, · · 310
7. Glasgerion, · · · · 310
8. Old Robin of Portingale.
9. Child Waters, · · · · 314
10. Phillida and Corydon, by Nic.

Breton, . . : : : 357
11. Little Musgrave and Lady Bar-

nard, . . .
12 The Ew-Bughts, Marion. A

Scottish Song,. . . . 319

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