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Autograph letters signed and letters signed from Thomas Percy, Easton Maudit, Northamptonshire, Carlisle and Dromore House, to Thomas Astle, Edmond Malone and George Steevens 1761-1805.

Author: Thomas PercyThomas AstleEdmond MaloneGeorge SteevensVoltaireAll authors
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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The letters to Astle (1-12) refer to Percy's collection of all kinds of popular literature. Accompanying (2) is a list [in Richard Farmer's hand] of songs from Shakespeare. On the back of (5) is a deleted poem beginning, Be it ryght or wrong. In (6) and (8) he refers to Garrick's collection of old plays. In (11-12) he discusses Mr. Rowley, i.e. Thomas Chatterton. In (13) he mentions the edition of Shakespeare that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Manuscripts
Poems
Songs
Letters
Correspondence Manuscripts
Named Person: Thomas Percy; Thomas Astle; Edmond Malone; George Steevens; Thomas Chatterton; William Shakespeare; David Garrick; Richard Farmer; Voltaire; Richard Rolt
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Percy; Thomas Astle; Edmond Malone; George Steevens; Voltaire; Richard Rolt
OCLC Number: 319549430
In: David Garrick Collection
Description: 17 items.
Other Titles: Flavia.
Be it ryght or wrong
Beneath the shelter of an aged oak

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The letters to Astle (1-12) refer to Percy's collection of all kinds of popular literature. Accompanying (2) is a list [in Richard Farmer's hand] of songs from Shakespeare. On the back of (5) is a deleted poem beginning, Be it ryght or wrong. In (6) and (8) he refers to Garrick's collection of old plays. In (11-12) he discusses Mr. Rowley, i.e. Thomas Chatterton. In (13) he mentions the edition of Shakespeare that Malone is preparing. Also, copy of a letter from R. Rolt to Voltaire, August 7, 1750, and Flavia, an elegiac poem, beginning Beneath the shelter of an aged Oak, in Percy's hand. Poems listed in the Folger card index of first lines.

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