1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Thomas Percy

Isaac Reed, in Biographia Dramatica; or, A Companion to the Playhouse (1782) 1:352.



THOMAS PERCY. This gentleman, who is a doctor in divinity, and fellow of the Antiquarian Society, was many years one of his majesty's chaplains in ordinary. He is at present dean of Carlisle, rector of Wilbye, and vicar of Easton Mauduit in Northamptonshire. He is better known by that excellent publication, the Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, 1765, in 3 vols. 12mo. which was the amusement of his leisure hours (3d edit. 1775), than by the piece which brings his name into the present work, viz.

The Little Orphan of China; or, The House of Chao. T. Printed in Miscellaneous Pieces relating to the Chinese. 12mo. 2 vols. 1762.