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English and Scottish Ballads, Volume I (of 8)   By:

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Transcriber's Notes:

1. Greek text has been replaced by a transliteration and indicated by [Grk: ...]. In "Constantine and Arete" the same transliteration scheme has been used for modern Greek text as is customary for ancient Greek.

2. Footnotes have been relocated following the paragraph or section where the anchor occurs. Footnote anchors are in the form [A], [B] etc.

3. Linenotes have been grouped at the end of each ballad. Linenote anchors in the form [L] have been added to the text (they are not in the original but alert the reader to the presence of a note referring to line number ). Ballad line numbers have been regularised to multiples of five and re positioned or added where necessary.

4. [z] has been used to represent the yogh character.

5. Italic typeface is represented by underscores .

6. Archaic, unusual and inconsistent spelling or punctuation has generally been retained as in the original. Where changes have been made to the text these are listed in Transcriber's Notes at the end of the book.

ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH BALLADS.

EDITED BY

FRANCIS JAMES CHILD.

Sum bethe of wer, and sum of wo, Sum of joie and mirthe also; And sum of trecherie and of gile, Of old aventours that fel while; And sum of bourdes and ribaudy; And many ther beth of fairy; Of all thinges that men seth; Maist o love forsothe thai beth. Lay le Freine.

VOLUME I.

BOSTON: LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY. M.DCCC.LX.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1857, by LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

RIVERSIDE, CAMBRIDGE: STEREOTYPED AND PRINTED BY H.O. HOUGHTON AND COMPANY.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME FIRST.

Page PREFACE vii List of Collections of Ballads and Songs xiii

BOOK I.

1. The Boy and the Mantle 3 2. The Horn of King Arthur 17 3. The Marriage of Sir Gawaine 28 4. King Arthur's Death 40 5. The Legend of King Arthur 50 6. Sir Lancelot du Lake 55 7. The Legend of Sir Guy 61 8. St. George and the Dragon 69 9. The Seven Champions of Christendom 83 10a. Thomas of Ersseldoune 95 10b. Thomas the Rhymer 109 11. The Young Tamlane 114 12. The Wee Wee Man 126 13. The Elfin Knight 128 14a. The Broomfield Hill 131 14b. Lord John 134 15a. Kempion 137 15b. Kemp Owyne 143 16. King Henry 147 17a. Cospatrick 152 17b. Bothwell 158 18. Willie's Ladye 162 19. Alison Gross 168 20. The Earl of Mar's Daughter 171 21a. Young Akin 179 21b... Continue reading book >>




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