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C.Grignion Jculp.
These venerable antient Song-enditers
Soard many a pitch above our modern writers:
With roupb majestic fore they moved the beart,
And strengtband nature made amends for dvi.

Rowe.

DURAT OPUS VATUM.

Venue Jemima Yonke1767

Percy, Thontas, ed
R'E L'IQUES

OF

ANCIENT ENGLISH POETRY:

CONSISTING OF

Old Heroic BALLADS, SONGs, and other

Pieces of our earlier Poets,

(Chiefly of the Lyric kind.)
Together with some few of later Date.

VOLUME THE FIRST.

L O N D ON:
Printed for J. DODSLEY in Pall-Mall.

M-DCC IXV.

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PERANCE EN DIEU

TO

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

ELIZABETH

COUNTESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND:

IN HER OWN RIGHT

BARON ESSPERCY,LUCY,POYNINGS,FITZ-PAYNE,

BRYAN, AND LATIMER,

MADAM,

TH

HOSE writers, who folicit the protec

tion of the noble and the great, are often exposed to censure by the impropriety of their addresses :* a remark that will perhaps

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