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Percy's Reliques was the first widely read antiquarian collection of older folk verse - the songs, rhymes and tales told and recited byall orders of society, and containing some seminal legends and stories of our culture. It was collected by Thomas Percy (1729â€“1811), Bishop of Dromore in Ireland in an age when clergymen could be scholarly in any area of knowledge.
- Percy, Thomas Reliques 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
- The first edition was in 1765, published by Robert and James Dodsley. It has often been reprinted since, as recently certainly as 1998.
- For a note on the spelling (and pronunciation) or relique, see relic - relict.