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Brevity of Life

Bertram Wyatt-Brown

in The House of Percy: Honor, Melancholy, and Imagination in a Southern Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109825
eISBN:
9780199854240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109825.003.0004
Subject:
History, Family History

Will Percy did not mention the unusual rate of mortality that this generation and the next had to confront. There were too many occasions to mourn, beginning with Thomas's own childhood. This chapter ... More


1761: The Making of the Reliques

Nick Groom

in The Making of Percy's Reliques

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the early history and the preparations made by Thomas Percy for his Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. It suggests Percy's putative anthology was influenced by two original ... More


Printing the Reliques

Nick Groom

in The Making of Percy's Reliques

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the historical background of the printing of Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. The printing of the Reliques took James Dodsley two and a half years to finish. ... More


Macpherson and Percy

Nick Groom

in The Making of Percy's Reliques

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the conflict between Thomas Percy and Celtic bard James Macpherson on the subject of literary antiquarianism. The rival claims of Percy and Macpherson on the literary ... More


The Genesis of the Reliques

Nick Groom

in The Making of Percy's Reliques

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the origins of Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. It suggests that serious work on Percy's collection started after his September 1760 meeting with poet William ... More


Celts, Goths, and the Nature of the Literary Source

Nick Groom

in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182887
eISBN:
9780191673900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182887.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines James Macpherson’s sensational Ossian (1760–5) and its relevance to Percy’s Reliques (1765), arguing that Thomas Percy’s work, which began as a straightforward response to the ... More


The Ballad and Literary Antiquarianism

Nick Groom

in The Making of Percy's Reliques

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the ballads contained in Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, which was published in 1765. Though Percy's collection includes sonnets, songs, and lyrics, its ... More


The Making of Percy's Reliques

Nick Groom

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765) is one of the founding texts of English literature, an epoch-making collection of historical and lyrical ballads that defined the canon of ... More


Introduction

Nick Groom

in The Making of Percy's Reliques

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. This three-volume collection of ballads, songs, sonnets, and romances ... More


Sarah Dorsey

Bertram Wyatt-Brown

in The House of Percy: Honor, Melancholy, and Imagination in a Southern Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109825
eISBN:
9780199854240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109825.003.0007
Subject:
History, Family History

Throughout her life, Sarah Anne Ellis Dorsey sought to combine the routines of a typical plantation lady with a sense of feminine intellectuality, which superior learning and wealth made possible. In ... More


Conclusion

Nick Groom

in The Making of Percy's Reliques

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the influence of Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry on English Romanticism. William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge made public praise of the Reliques and ... More


“The Art of Printing Was Fatal”: The Idea of Oral Tradition in Ballad Discourse

Paula McDowell

in The Invention of the Oral: Print Commerce and Fugitive Voices in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226456966
eISBN:
9780226457017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457017.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Eighteenth-century Britain saw the emergence of an extensive print discourse about ballads. Whereas early eighteenth-century commentators such as Joseph Addison took for granted the multimedia nature ... More


The Green Arrow (1941)

Chris Bishop

in Medievalist Comics and the American Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808509
eISBN:
9781496808547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808509.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The stories of Robin Hood constitute the collective memory of popular counter-culture. The chapter entitled “Green Arrow” posits the legends of the green wood as the antecedent for this successful ... More


The First Public Guy

Allan Metcalf

in The Life of Guy: Guy Fawkes, the Gunpowder Plot, and the Unlikely History of an Indispensable Word

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190669201
eISBN:
9780190060794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190669201.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

On November 4, 1605, Guy Fawkes was just another obscure English gentleman with Catholic sympathies and a decade of success as a courageous and skilled soldier. His obscurity abruptly changed in the ... More


The Folk Song Project at the Confluence of Music and Nationalism: Essay on (1778/79) and (1807)

Philip V. Bohlman

in Song Loves the Masses: Herder on Music and Nationalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520234949
eISBN:
9780520966444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234949.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Published in six folios during 1778 and 1779, Herder’s Volkslieder (Folk songs) has been one of the most influential works in modern intellectual history, even though it has never before appeared in ... More


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