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CHAPTER X
EIGHTEENTH CENTURY - LITERATURE UNDER THE GEORGES

Percy's Reliques, 1765. Interest in romanticism was greatly strengthened by the appearance in 1765 of a book called The Reliques of Ancient English Poetry,
but better known as " Percy's Reliques." This was a collection of old ballads made by Bishop Percy. Unfortunately he felt that in their original form they were too rude to be presented to the literary world ; and therefore he smoothed and polished them to some extent, substituting lines of his own for such as were missing or such as appeared to him unworthy. The timid editor was astounded to find that these old ballads received a hearty welcome, and that their very simplicity and rude directness were their great charm to people who were tired of couplets and criticism.
William Cowper 1731-1800. Thus the Elegy, the Reliques, and even Gold smith's Deserted Village,written in couplets as it was, helped on the new romanticism. So did the work of William Cowper, who began to write soon after the death of Goldsmith, and who resembled Goldsmith in love of nature and in writing straight from the heart. As a boy Cowper was the shyest of children, and it is no wonder that the timid little fellow suffered agonies when at the age of six he was sent to boarding school. From time to time throughout his life his mind was unbalanced, often because the gentle, conscientious man feared that his

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