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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,

LORD BISHOP OF DROMORE.

REPRINTED ENTIRE FROM THE AUTHOR'S LAST EDITION.

WWith Memoir and Critical Dissertation.
THE TEXT EDITED BY CHARLES COWDEN CLARKE,

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL.III.

CASSELL PETTER & GALPIN:

LONDON, PARIS & NEW YORK.

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An ordinary Song or Ballad, that is the delight of the common people, cannot fail to please all such readers, as are not unqualified for the entertainment by their affectation or their ignorance; and the reason is plain, because the same paintings of nature which recommend it to the most ordinary reader, will appear beautiful to the most refined.

ADDISON, in SPECTATOR, No. 70..

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