RELIQUES OF ANCIENT ENGLISH POETRY:
BY THOMAS PERCY

Title Page

Dedication.

Advertisement to the Edition of 1876.

Preface.

An Essay On The Ancient Minstrels In England.

Notes and Illustrations Referred to in the Foregoing Essay.

Epigraph.

BOOK I.

I.
The Ancient Ballad of Chevy-Chase.

II.
The Battle of Otterbourne.

A Note on the Names in the two Preceding Ballads.

III.
The Jew's Daughter.

IV.
Sir Cauline.

V.
Edward, Edward.

VI.
King Estmere.

VII.
Sir Patrick Spence.

VIII.
Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne.

IX.
An Elegy on Henry, Fourth Earl of Northumberland.

X.
The Tower of Doctrine.

XI.
The Child of Elle.

XII.

Edom O' Gordon.

 

BOOK II

Essay on the Origin of the English Stage, Etc.

I.
Adam Bell, Clym of the Clough, and William of Cloudesly.

II.
The Aged Lover Renounceth Love.

III.
Jephthah Judge of Israel.

IV.
A Robyn, Jolly Robyn.

V.
A Song to the Lute in Musicke.

VI.
King Cophetua and the Beggar-Maid.

VIII.
Willow, Willow, Willow.

IX.
Sir Lancelot du Lake

X.
Corydon's Farewell to Phillis.

XI.
Gernutus, the Jew of Venice.

XII.
The Passionate Shepherd to his Love.

XIII.
Titus Andronicus's Complaint.

XIV.
Take Those Lips Away.

XV.
King Leir and his Three Daughters.

XVII.
The Frolicksome Duke, or the Tinker's Good Fortune.

XVIII.
The Friar of Orders Gray.

 

BOOK III

I.
The more modern Ballad of Chevy Chace.

II.
Death's Final Conquest.

III.
The Rising in the North.

IV.
Northumberland Betrayed by Douglas.

V.
My Mind to Me a Kingdom is.

VI.

The Patient Countess.

VII.

Dowsabel.

VIII.
The Farewell to Love.

IX.
Ulysses and the Syren.

X.
Cupid's Pastime.

XI.
The Character of a Happy Life.

XII.
Gilderoy.

XIII.
Winifreda.

XIV.
The Witch of Wokey.

XV.
Bryan and Pereene,

XVI.
Gentle River, Gentle River.

XVII.
Alcanzor and Zayda.

 

BOOK IV

I.
Richard of Almaigne.

II.
On the Death of K. Edward the First.

III.
An original Ballad by Chaucer.

IV.
The Turnament of Tottenham;

V.
For the Victory at Agincourt.

VI.
The Not-Browne Mayd.

VII.
A Balet by the Earl Rivers.

VIII.
Cupid's Assault: by Lord Vaux.

IX.
Sir Aldingar.

XI.
On Thomas Lord Cromwell.

XII.
Harpalus.

XIII.
Robin and Makyne.

XIV.
Gentle Herdsman, tell to Me.

XV.
King Edward IV. and the Tanner of Tamworth.

XVI.
As Ye came from the Holy Land.

XVII.
Hardyknute.

 

BOOK V

I.
A Ballad of Luther, the Pope, a Cardinal, and a Husbandman.

II.
John Anderson my Jo.

III.
Little John Nobody.

IV.
Queen Elizabeth's Verses, While Prisoner At Woodstock.

V.
The Heir Of Linne.

VI.
Gascoigne's Praise of the Fair Bridges, afterwards Lady Sandes,

VII.
Fair Rosamond.

VIII.
Queen Eleanor's Confession.

IX.
The Sturdy Rock.

X.
The Beggar's Daughter of Bednall-Green.

An Essay on the Meaning of the Word FIT.

XI.
Fancy and Desire.

XII.
Sir Andrew Barton.

XIII.
Lady Anne Bothwell's Lament

XIV.
The Murder of the King of Scots.

XV.
A Sonnet by Q. Elizabeth.

XVI.
The King of Scots and Andrew Browne.

XVII.
The Bonny Earl of Murray.

XVIII.
Young Waters.

XIX.
Mary Ambree.

XX.
Brave Lord Willoughbey.

XXI.
Victorious Men of Earth.

XXII.
The Winning of Cales.

XXIII.
The Spanish Lady's Love.

XXIV.
Argentile and Curan.

XXV.
Corin's Fate.

XXVI.
Jane Shore.

XXVII.
Corydon's Doleful Knell.

 

BOOK VI

On the Alliterative Metre, without Rhyme, in Pierce Plowman's Visions.

I.
The Complaint of Conscience.

II.
Plain Truth and Blind Ignorance.

III.
The Wandering Jew.

IV.
The Lye.

V.
Verses by King James I.

VI.
King John and the Abbot of Canterbury.

VII.
You Meaner Beauties.

VIII.
The Old and Young Courtier.

IX.
Sir John Suckling's Campaigne.

X.
To Althea From Prison.

XI.
The Downfall of Charing Cross.

XII.
Loyalty Confined.

XIII.
Verses by King Charles I.

XIV.
The Sale of Rebellious House-hold Stuff.

XV.
The Baffled Knight, or Lady's Policy.

XVI.
Why so Pale?

XVII.
Old Tom of Bedlam.

XVIII.
The Distracted Puritan.

XIX.
The Lunatic Lover.

XX.
The Lady Distracted with Love

XXI.
The Distracted Lover

XXII.
The Frantic Lady.

XXIII.
Lilli Burlero.

XXIV.
The Braes Of Yarrow.

XXV.
Admiral Hosier's Ghost.

XXVI.
Jemmy Dawson.

 

BOOK VII.

Essay On The Ancient Metrical Romances, Etc.

I.
The Boy and the Mantle.

II.
The Marriage of Sir Gawaine.

III.
King Ryence's Challenge.

IV.
King Arthur's Death

V.
The Legend of King Arthur.

VI.
A Dyttie to Hey Downe.

VII.
Glasgerion.

VIII.
Old Robin of Portingale.

IX.
Child Waters.

X.
Phillida and Corydon.

XI.
Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard.

XII.
The Ew-Bughts Marion.

XIII.
The Knight and Shepherd's Daughter.

XIV.
The Shepherd's Address to his Muse.

XV.
Lord Thomas and Fair Ellinor.

XVI.
Cupid and Campaspe.

XVII.
The Lady turned Serving-Man.

XVIII.
Gil Morrice.

 

BOOK VIII.

I.
The Legend of Sir Guy.

II.
Guy and Amarant.

III.
The Auld Goodman

IV.
Fair Margaret and Sweet William.

V.
Barbara Allen's Cruelty.

VI.
Sweet William's Ghost.

VII.
Sir John Grehme and Barbara Allan.

VIII.
The Bailiff's Daughter of Islington.

IX.
The Willow-Tree.

X.
The Lady's Fall.

XI.
Waly Waly, Love be Bonny.

XII.
The Wanton Wife of Bath.

XIII.
The Bride's Burial

XIV.
Dulcina.

XV.
The Lady Isabella's Tragedy.

XVI.
The Hue and Cry after Cupid.

XVII.
The King of France's Daughter.

XVIII.
The Sweet Neglect.

XIX.
The Children in the Wood.

XX.
A Lover Of Late.

XXI.
The King and the Miller of Mansfield.

XXII.
The Shepherd's Resolution.

XXIII.
Queen Dido.

XXIV.
The Witches' Song.

XXV.
Robin Good-Fellow.

XXVI.
The Fairy Queen.

XXVII.
The Fairies Farewell.

 

BOOK IX.

I.
The Birth of St. George.

II.
St. George and the Dragon.

III.
Love will find out the Way.

IV.
Lord Thomas and Fair Annet

V.
Unfading Beauty.

VI.
George Barnwell.

VII.
The Stedfast Shepherd.

VIII.
The Spanish Virgin, or Effects of Jealousy.

IX.
Jealousy, Tyrant of the Mind.

X.
Constant Penelope.

XI.
To Lucasta, on going to the Wars.

XII.
Valentine and Ursine.

XIII.
The Dragon of Wantley.

XIV.
St. George for England.

XV.
St. George for England

XVI.
Margaret's Ghost.

XVII.
Lucy and Colin.

XVIII.
The Boy and the Mantle.

XIX.
The Ancient Fragment of The Marriage of Sir Gawaine.

Glossary

 

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