Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (Vol. 1-3)
Sprache - Englisch
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About the eBook
This work gives a unique opportunity to dive into the world of ancient British poetry and legends. Here, a reader will find the primary sources for the epic stories about Gilderoy, Winifred, Bryan, Sir Cauline, King Estmere, Sir Guy, King Arthur, the Fairy Queen, and many more. A collection in three volumes contains numerous works by famous and anonymous authors adapted to modern English. The significance of this work is apparent. It was the first collection of ballades in English poetry of this size. It influenced the Romantic movement greatly and contributed to the revivals of ballades in England. Robert Burns, Wordsworth, and Coleridge based their lyric poems on this collection. Although, this work could never see the light of the day. Back in the 18th century, Irish Bishop Thomas Percy saved a manuscript almost set afire by a housemaid. It was an ancient collection of ballades, which inspired the Bishop for further research. Today, it's not just an important historical book; it is also a great source of study materials as well as an exciting read for anyone fond of history and British poetry.
About the Author
Due to the anticity of the work, the names of most authors are lost in history. The appearance of the book was possible thanks to the titanic work of Bishop Percy. He dedicated a significant part of his life to collecting the results of the ancient minstrels like Hugh the Trumpeter, Henry Howman, Thomas Wylkyns, Thomas Pollard, Taillefer, William Turnbull, William Scot, and many others. Percy didn't just recover, renew, and edit numerous poetic works; he also did a lot of research about the ballad writers, minstrels, and troubadours.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Size: 1184 Pages
Filesize: 2.5 MB
Published: Sept. 17, 2021