Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Making of Percy's Reliques$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Nick Groom

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198184591

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 18 November 2017

The Genesis of the Reliques

The Genesis of the Reliques

Chapter:
(p.106) 4 The Genesis of the Reliques
Source:
The Making of Percy's Reliques
Author(s):

Nick Groom

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0004

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 Shenstone and publisher Robert Dodsley. This meeting inspired Percy and Shenstone to produce two books within five years. The first was Five Pieces of runic Poetry published in 1763 and the second, Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, in 1765. Both books were published by Dodsley's publishing company.

Keywords:   Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, Thomas Percy, William Shenstone, Robert Dodsley, Five Pieces of runic Poetry, ancient poetry, English poetry, literary antiquarianism

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .