Percy, Thomas (17291811)

Percy, Thomas, English prelate and antiquary, born at Bridgenorth, Shropshire, the son of a grocer; devoted himself to the collection of old ballads, and published in 1765 “Reliques of Ancient English Poetry”; he published also ballads of his own, among them “The Hermit of Warkworth,” and was the author of “O Nannie, wilt thou gang wi' me?” he associated with Johnson, Burke, and other notables of the period, and was a member of Dr. Johnson's Literary Club; became bishop of Dromore in 1782, where he was held in affectionate regard; was blind for some years before he died (17291811).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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