Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, Vol. 3: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, and Other Pieces of Our Earlier Poets, Together with Some Few of Later Date (Classic Reprint)

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The firli prose books of Chivalry that appeared in our language, were thole printed by Caxton (a); at lead, thefe are the firli I have been able to difcover, and thefe are all tranllations from the French. Where as Romances of this kind had been long current in metre, and were fo generally admired in the time Of Chaucer, that his Rhyme of Sir thopas was evidently written to ridicule and burlefque them (p).

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