Reliques of Ancient English Poetry; Together with Some Few of Later Date Volume 1-2

Reliques of Ancient English Poetry; Together with Some Few of Later Date Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...they would come and hunt for several days together 'with their grey-hounds for deer: ' but if they took this liberty nnpermitted, then the Lord Warden of the border so invaded, would not fail to interrupt their sport and chastise their boldness. He mentions a. remarkable instance that happened while he was Warden, when some Scotch Gentlemen coming to hunt in defiance of him, there must have ensued such an action as this of Chevy Chace, if the intruders had been proportionably numerous and well-armed; for, upon their being attacked by his men at arms, he tell us, ' some hurt was done, tho' he had given especiall order that they should shed as little blood as possible.' They were in efl"ect overpowered and taken prisoners, and only released on their promise to abstain from such licentious sporting for the future. The following text is given from a copy in the Editor's folio MS. compared with two or three others printed in black-letter.---In the second volume of Dryden's Miseeilanies may be found a translation of Chevy-Chace into Latin Rhymes. The translator, Mr. Henry Bold, of New College, undertook it at the command of Dr. Compton, bishop of London; who thought it no derogation to his episcopal character, to avov a fondness for this excellent old ballad. See the preface to Bo1d's Latin Songs, 1685, five. 1 A late writer has started a notion that the more modern copy 'was written to be sung by a party of English, headed by a Douglas in the year 1524; which is the true reason why, at the same time that it gives the advantage to the English Soldiers shove the Scotch, it gives yet so lovely and so manifestly superior a character to the Scotch commander above the English.' See...show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236740904
  • 9781236740908