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Thomas Percy (1729–1811)

Percy, Thomas. An English poet; born at Bridgenorth in Shropshire, April 13, 1728 or 1729; died at Dromore, Ireland, Sept. 30, 1811. He was a minister of the English Church; was made dean of Carlisle in 1778, and bishop of Dromore in 1782. He made a collection of old popular ballads and songs, published under the title ‘Reliques of Ancient English Poetry’ (3 vols., 1765), which aided in the transformation of English poetic style and matter. He wrote the ballad ‘The Hermit of Warkworth,’ and the song ‘O Nanny, Wilt Thou Gang wi’ Me.’