Excerpt from Queenhoo-Hall a Romance; And Ancient Times, a Drama, Vol. 1 of 4
The scene of the piece is laid in Eng land; and the time, (in which the events are so pposed to take place,) is in the reign of Henry the Sixth, about the middle of the fifteenth century. The do mestic manners, of the English, at that period, are very little known; though a thorough investigation of them is posi tively necessary, to link together, (if I may be allowed the expression,) those of the preceding, and those of the suc ceeding centuries. Hence this publica tion maybe deemed generally useful; and especially to the lovers of old Eng lish poetry, which it will make muchrnore intelligible, in a variety of instan ces, by explaining many obsolete customs, frequently alluded to by the poets, and, above all, by the early dramatic writers of this country.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.