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Selected Poetry of Thomas Percy (1729-1811)

from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

In Scarlet towne, where I was borne,
There was a faire maid dwellin,
Made every youth crye, wel-awaye!
Her name was Barbara Allen.
        (Barbara Allen's Cruelty, 1-4)
  1. Barbara Allen's Cruelty
  2. The Bonny Earl of Murray
  3. Edward, Edward
  4. Sweet William's Ghost

Biographical information

Given name: Thomas
Family name: Percy
Birth date: 13 April 1729
Death date: 30 September 1811
Nationality: English
Family relations
          wife: Anne Percy (from 1759)
          daughter: Barbara Isted
          daughter: Elizabeth Meade
          Bridgnorth grammar school
          Christ Church, Oxford (B.A.): 1746 to 1750
          Christ Church, Oxford (M.A.): 1750 to 1753
          Emmanuel College, Cambridge (D.D.) to 1770
Literary period: Romantic
          Bishop to 1782
          Cartway Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire: 13 April 1729
          Easton-Maudit, Northamptonshire: 1753 to 1782
          Dromore, Ireland: 1782 to 1811
Illness: Blindness: 1804
Buried at: Dromore Cathedral
First RPO edition: 1997