Percy, Thomas (1729-1811), ed. Five Pieces of Runic Poetry Translated from the Islandic Language. London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763.

Thomas Percy (1729-1811), Bishop of Dromore and linguist, translated several Chinese works from Portugese manuscripts; however, his most famous work is Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765). His interest in early English work, however, appears to stem from this translation of several Icelandic works, containing: "The incantation of Hervor"; "The dying ode of Regner Lodbrog"; "The ransome of Egill, the scald"; "The funeral song of Hacon"; and "The complaint of Harold," as well as the Icelandic originals of these poems.

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