Remains of the Early Popular Poetry of England Volume 2

Remains of the Early Popular Poetry of England Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...but onely for the sake Of kynge Henry our naturall souerayne lorde And of the prynce / who lyste it to remorde aoam IBtl Clgm of t&e Cloug&e ano aupllpam of Clouoesle. T Adam bel Clym of the cloughe and wyllyam of clondesle.1 Colophon. Imprinted at London in Lothburye by Wyllyam Copland. Other editions: 1605, 4to; 1616, 4to; 1632, 4to; 1648, 4to; 1668, 4to; 1683, 4to; 1698, 18mo; by A. M, for W. Thackeray, at the Angel in Duck Lane, n. d., 4to, 11 leaves.2 In 1605, a continuation, called the " Second Part," was first added; but it is unworthy of the subject, and was probably penned by some hack-writer of the day. This second part was republished in 1616, 4to; but not afterwards, it seems. Besides these editions, there is a fragment of a very old one in the possession of Mr. Collier, which that gentleman believes to be more ancient than Copland's. At the editor's request, Mr. Collier, with characteristic kindness and promptitude, placed his fragment in his hands for inspection and collation, and the editor feels satisfied that Mr. Collier is right in his opinion. The text is far more accurate and genuine than that of Copland, which may be said to abound in corruptions; and the 1 This title is over a woodcut of three archers, which was subsequently employed without much discrimination for other purposes. It occurs on the title-page of A True Tale of Robbin Rood, by Martin Parker, 1632, 8vo. There is an edition, Newcastle, 1772, 12mo, with a woodcut on the title-page representing an ancient Morris-dance, and wholly unconnected with the present story. type is clearly older. It is very like Wynkyn de Worde's type, and a comparison with a tract printed by the latter in 1533 tempts the editor to form a conclusion that Mr. Collier's...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236626508
  • 9781236626509