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

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Percy, Thomas, 1729-1811,. Autograph letters signed and letters signed from Thomas Percy, Easton Maudit, Northamptonshire, Carlisle and Dromore House, to Thomas Astle, Edmond Malone and George Steevens [manuscript], 1761-1805.

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

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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