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Ballads of Scottish Tradition and Romance

Popular Ballads of the Olden Times - Third Series

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,515 / 131 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 3,672
Added to site: 2007.02.20
mnybks.net#: 16098
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Poetry, Music
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Sheale is known to have been a minstrel of Tamworth, and it would appear that much of this MS. (including certain poems, no doubt his own) is in his handwriting--probably the book belonged to him. But the supposition that he was author of the _Hunting of the Cheviot_, Child dismisses as 'preposterous in the extreme.'

The other version, far better known as _Chevy Chase_, is that of the Percy Folio, published in the _Reliques_, and among the Pepys, Douce, Roxburghe, and Bagford collections of ballads. For the sake of differentiation this may be called the broadside form of the ballad, as it forms a striking example of the impairment of a traditional ballad when re-written for the broadside press. Doubtless it is the one known and commented on by Addison in his famous papers (Nos. 70 and 74) in the _Spectator_ (1711), but it is not the one referred to by Sir Philip Sidney in his _Apologie_. Professor Child doubts if Sidney's ballad, 'being so evill apparelled in the dust and cobwebbes of that

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